Goals by Mariah Nogueira and Alina Garciamendez within 37 seconds of each other late in the match lifted No. 2 Stanford to a 2-1 women's soccer win over host Colorado on Sunday.
The Cardinal (11-1-1, 5-0 Pac-12) hadn't trailed since Aug. 26 against West Virginia but found itself behind after Emily Paxton's goal 19 seconds before halftime.
In an effort to score, defending national champion Stanford pushed defensive midfielder Nogueira and defenders Garciamendez and Rachel Quon into the attack. The Cardinal was rewarded at 78:07 when Nogueira slipped a shot into the upper left corner from 12 yards. At 78:44, Garciamendez poked the ball past onrushing goalkeeper Annie Brunner and inside the right post from close range.
The win extended Stanford's conference win streak to 36 matches and prevented Colorado (6-4-4, 0-4-1) from earning its first-ever Pac-12 win since joining the conference last year. Ifeoma Onumonu, Lauren Battung and Nina Pederson scored goals, and No. 15 Cal (11-3, 4-1 Pac-12) posted a 3-1 win over host Utah (7-4-2, 2-3). The Utes kept the pressure on Bears keeper Emily Kruger (Woodside High), who was forced to make 10 saves. Vicki Shimkus' second goal of the match in the 110th minute gave Saint Mary's (6-5-2, 1-0 WCC) a 3-2 double-overtime win over host Gonzaga (6-6, 0-1). Shimkus scored with just 45 seconds left in the match. The Gaels had surrendered a two-goal lead with just 90 seconds to play in regulation. Melinda Madden also scored for Saint Mary's. Helen Phan (Saint Lawrence Academy-Santa Clara) scored off a Megan Molina (San Ramon Valley High-Danville) corner kick in the 70th minute, but it wasn't enough as San Jose State (3-8-1, 1-2 WAC) lost 2-1 at home to UT San Antonio (2-8-2, 1-1-2). Steven Sanchez (Piedmont Hills High) scored at the 25:16 mark, and Garret Foster added a goal in the 73rd minute, lifting the San Jose State men's soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0-1 MPSF) to a 2-1 win over host UNLV (3-9-1, 1-2). Spartans keeper Emmanuel Espinosa (Evergreen Valley High-San Jose) allowed a goal on a penalty kick in the 81st minute. Freshman Inky Ajanaku had 10 kills to lead the No. 7 Stanford women's volleyball team (14-2, 6-0 Pac-12) to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 sweep of visiting Oregon State (12-6, 2-4). The Cal women's golf team had a third-round 304 and finished 17th at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview in Athens, Ga., with a 16-over 910 total. North Carolina won at 876. Cal's Morgan Thompson (72-223) tied for 30th. Texas A&M's Mary Michael Maggio was medalist at 3-under 213. Theo Nasser (Aragon High-San Mateo) led the Santa Clara men's water polo team with three goals, but the Broncos (7-10) lost 14-9 at Air Force (7-6). The Cal field hockey team (4-7) got goals from Lara Kruggel and Lauren Livingston but fell 6-2 to host Penn State (11-3).