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STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 10 and third-seeded Penn State women’s soccer team ended its 2017 season with a 4-0 loss to the No. 1 and top-seeded Stanford Cardinal in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
“Thank you to the seniors for everything you have done for us,” head coach Erica Dambach said. “Thank you to Brittany Basinger and Salina Williford for coming back for your fifth year. They taught us so much and they came into the program and it was at a certain level and they left the program at a completely different level and we can’t thank them enough for that.”
Penn State closed out the 2017 season with a record of 15-5-4, while Stanford improved to 22-1-0.
Stanford jumped out to an early lead in the contest as it scored three times within the first 12 minutes of action.
For the Cardinal, Catarina Macario made it 1-0 at 1:35, before Andi Sullivan and Jaye Boissiere scored at 10:12 and 11:40, respectively. Kyra Carusa closed out the scoring for Stanford at 24:49.
Looking to get Penn State on the scoreboard in the eighth minute of play, Frannie Crouse (Greensburg, Pa.) connected on a shot from outside the penalty area that Stanford goalkeeper Alison Jahansouz was able to push over the crossbar and out of play for the save.
In net for Stanford, Jahansouz tallied two saves in 74:25 of action, while Lauren Rood did not make a save during the final 15:35 of regulation.
NOTES: Stanford leads the all-time series against Penn State, 3-1-0...Stanford outshot Penn State, 16-6...Penn State is now 50-21-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament...Penn State falls to 5-7-0 all-time in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament…Megan Schafer played in her 96th career game...Elizabeth Ball closed out her career fourth all-time at Penn State in minutes played (7,881), while Brittany Basinger finished her Penn State career ninth all-time in minutes played (7,038)...Crouse closed out her Penn State career 12th in points (91), 10th in goals (37), 10th in game-winning goals (13), sixth in shots on goal (111), 10th in shots attempted (231), and tied for 25th in assists (17)...Schafer closed out her Nittany Lion career 16th in points (78), tied for 15th in goals (30), tied for 14th in game-winning goals (11), tied for 18th in shots attempted (156), 13th in shots on goal (67), and tied for 22nd in assists (18)...The Penn State senior class went 84-24-11 over the past five seasons…The senior class was a part of Penn State’s first national title in 2015, made three NCAA quarterfinal appearances (2014, ’15 & ’17), captured three Big Ten regular season titles (’14, ’15 & ’16), and won two Big Ten Tournament titles ('15 & '17).