STANFORD, Calif. – Hosting No. 10 Duke in a highly-anticipated top-10 matchup, No. 3 Stanford turned in a complete effort to record a 4-0 shutout victory in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,154 from Cagan Stadium on Saturday night.
With the win, Stanford moves to 5-0-0 on the season, while the Blue Devils drop to 2-2-0.
Stanford struck early on Saturday night, as Andrea Kitahata received a pass from Kennedy Wesley on one bounce, controlled it at the penalty spot and slid it past Leah Freeman for her second goal of the year in the 11th minute.
The Cardinal extended the lead to 2-0 in the 26th minute as freshman Mia Bhuta was taken down in the box for a penalty. Wesley stepped to the spot and converted for her second goal of the year.
Stanford took the 2-0 lead into the locker room at halftime thanks in part to a spectacular stop from Ryan Campbell off a deflection from Stanford’s back line in the 44th minute. The senior goalkeeper, who recorded her 10th career shutout, saw a free kick come off the head of Wesley and angle toward the post where she dove and batted it away from danger.
Campbell finished the match with two saves while facing six Duke shots. Freeman totaled four saves in the loss for the Blue Devils.
Maya Doms moved into a tie with Jasmine Aikey for the team lead in goals with three when she got on the end of an Aikey corner and volleyed a right-footed shot toward the back post for a score in the 57th…