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Young Cardinals give Stanford big boost in 4-1 victory over San Jose State in tournament opener.

STANFORD, Calif. (Wednesday, November 8, 2000) -- The Cardinal Kiddie Corps came through this afternoon. Freshman Marcie Ward found net twice, while sophomore Marcia Wallis and freshman Brittany Oliveira contributed a goal and an assist apiece to power No. 13 Stanford to a 4-1 triumph over San Jose State in an NCAA tournament opening round match before 594 at New Maloney Field.

The Cardinal (14-5-1), which has won five of its last six outings, needed only three minutes, 15 second to grab a 2-0 lead in advancing to a second-meeting at Brigham Young Saturday at 7 p.m.(ET).

Oliveira put Stanford ahead 1-0 on an unassisted goal, her sixth of the season at 2:26. Forty-nine seconds later, Ward, the Pac-10 "Freshman of the Year" Ward netted a feed from Wallis.

At 17:34, it was Wallis' turn at 17:34 and she drove home an Oliveira pass to give the hosts a commanding 3-0 advantage.

The Spartans (10-13-1) narrowed their deficit to 3-1 at 33:08 when senior Julie Brum converted an assist from sophomore Jennifer Mescher.

Ward responded with her team-leading 14th goal on a direct kick just outside the penalty area for a 4-1 bulge at 37:49. The free kick came as a result of a foul in which San Jose State was issued a red card and had to play the rest of the match with 10 players.

Stanford outshot the Spartans 9-2 in the second half, but neither team found the net as the Cardinal wrapped up its fifth victory in its last six matches.

Stanford outshot SJSU 20-5, 9-2 after intermission.

[18t] Santa Clara 3, California Poly-SLO 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara women's have been to seven Final Fours, including the last four, but have never made it to the NCAA title game. The 18th-ranked Broncos opened their latest quest by defeating California Poly-San Luis Obispo 3-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Santa Clara (14-6-1) jumped ahead 1-0 at 14:31 after junior midfielder Kerry Cathcart's shot from the right was deflected by Cal Poly goalkeeper Natalia Garcia. The rebound, however, went right to the feet of senior forward Megan Horvath, who sneaked the put-back between Garcia and a defender.

Senior forward Kathleen Celio scored another Garcia deflection, with assists to Cathcart and senior midfielder Ruby Vigil, tomake it 2-0 at 67:52.

Freshman forward Kristi Candau posted the Broncos' final goal on the night on a breakaway to make it 3-0 at 73:51.

Cal Poly (11-7) got on the scoreboard with a penalty kick by Megan Schlegel scored at 81:32.

The Mustangs came out aggressively and took the first shot of the match, a wide posting by Schlegel. The Broncos' defense responded by not allowing another Cal Poly shot until midway through the second half. SCU held an 18-6 shots advantage for the evening.

Arizona State 2, Southwest Missouri State 0

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Junior Stacey Tullock scored in the first half and freshman Patrice Feulner added one after intermission to lift Arizona State to a 2-0 decision over Southwest Missouri State at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.

ASU advanced to a second-round match at No. 10 Portland Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET).

The Sun Devils (14-6-1) set a school record for victories, the 50th of coach Terri Patraw's career.

"It was a great win for us, and great for the state of Arizona," Patraw said. "Scoring a goal early on is what we wanted to do and we accomplished that."

The Sun Devils went ahead 1-0 in the 39th minute when Tullock received a pass from Feulner, dribbled around the right side of the box, kicking the ball into the far left corner. Sophomore Holly Cohen started the play from the right wing, making a touch pass to Feulner. It was Tullockís 14th tally of the season and seventh game-winner.

After having an apparent goal called back on an offside call, ASU made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute, Feulner went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, beating her to the right. Cohen also had the assist on the play, sliding a ball through tight traffic to a streaking Feulner.

Montana 1, [25] Washington State 0

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Senior Shannon Forslundís tally in the 67th minute allowed Montana to prevail 1-0 over No. 25 Washington State in a snowy battle before 293 fans at WSU.

WSU (13-7), five days after upsetting then-second-ranked Washington, lost a chance to play the Huskies again. Instead, it will be Montana (16-4-1) that takes a nine-game winning streak to Washington for a second-round match Sunday at 3 p.m. (ET).

The Cougars held a 15-10 shots margin, 8-4 on frame, to no avail.

The snow never let up and was a factor for both teams, delaying the kickoff by 20 minutes while the field was shoveled and plowed, and making for slippery grounds.

"I really shoulder a lot of the blame for not doing a better job of having my team adapt their playing style to the conditions and thatís just not smart on my part," WSU coach Dan Tobias said. "But, despite that, I thought we played very well. The conditions were very difficult and I thought we had most of the run of play, especially early in the first half. We had some chances that didnít happen to go in."

[16] Southern California 2, San Diego 1

LOS ANGELES -- Freshman Jessica Edwards recorded a goal and an assist for 16th-ranked Southern California which handed a 2-1 defeat to San Diego at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

With victorious Trojans (14-5-2), who played the final 67 minutes with 10 players, next travel to UCLA for a second-round match Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET).

The Trojans went ahead 1-0 when sophomore Jackie Fodor buried a cross from Edwards from 10 yards at 15:10. Junior Erin Reed also received credit for an assist.

In the 33rd minute, USC senior Katie Ticehurst received a red card, forcing the Trojans to play one down.

USC increased its advantage to 2-0 with 3:13 elapsed in the second half. Junior Brittany Savelkoul made a run down the right side into the box, fed a pass to Edwards whose shot bounced off San Diego goalkeeper Leila Duran and dribbled across the goal line at 48:13. It was Edwardsí 11th goal of the season, placing her in a tie for fourth place with Tara Koleski (1995) and Isabelle Harvey (1999) for most goals in a USC season.

San Diego (13-7) reduced its deficit to 2-1 when Stephanie Barnier crossed to Brenna Mullen. Mullenís first shot went off USC goalkeeper Lauren Arase, but she put away her own rebound. The Toreros produced a couple of subsequent dangerous chances, but could not pull even.

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