Women’s soccer: Stanford 1, Duke 0
KENNESAW, Ga. ó Teresa Noyola scored from point-blank range Sunday to help top-ranked Stanford beat No. 3 Duke 1-0 and finally give the Cardinal their first NCAA womenís soccer title.
Stanford seniors Noyola, Camille Levin, Kristy Zuhmehlen and Lindsay Taylor finished their college careers with a record of 95-4-4. Their last three losses came in a 2008 national semifinal to Notre Dame, to North Carolina in the ë09 championship match and to Notre Dame in last yearís final.
Noyola scored in the 53rd minute after Levin won a ball at the goal line about eight yards right of the goal. She crossed to the far post, where Noyola headed it from one yard. Duke (22-4-1) had several scoring opportunities after that.
Stanford (25-0-1) carried action in the first half with seven shots, three on goal, while Stanford keeper Emily Oliver did not have to make a save against the Blue Devils.