Aikey scores four points, cardinal progress

STANFORD, Calif. – student in the first year Jasmine Aike scored four goals in the second half, including three in three minutes, and led No. 7 Stanford (17-2-2) in the first half to a 6-0 win over San Jose State (8-7-7 ). round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night.

The four goals that brought Aikey’s season total to nine is the most for a Stanford player since Catarina Macario scored four against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 15, 2019 to open that run of the NCAA tournament.

For Aikey, the multi-goal game marks the second of her career after she scored a hat-trick on October 23 this season at Oregon State.

A native of Palo Alto, California, he began scoring at 31St minute when she fired a shot home from about 20 yards. second grader Kelly Pagador was credited with the assist after winning a header near midfield.

The cardinal extended the lead to 2-0 in the 34th gameth minute when Catherine Paulson was brought down in the penalty area and awarded a penalty. Senior Mayan Doms stepped in and converted the chance.

Aikey’s outstanding three-minute streak started in the 49th minuteth minute when she scored her second goal of the night after a save by San Jose State goaltender Bente Pernot. Pernot denied a first chance Julia Leontinibut Aikey was ready and waiting for the second chance to make it 3-0.

The hat trick was in the 51st minuteSt minute when Avani Brandt played a long ball down the right wing where Samantha Williams ran to track it down. Williams dribbled past a defender before playing a cross to the foot of Aikey, who tapped it home.

With a sub waiting to replace them for the remainder of the game, Aikey scored a final goal in the 52nd minutend minute when Paige Rubinstein played her a long pass into the box and the newcomer dribbled to the left and used the outside of her right foot to punch Pernot.

She finished the game with four goals scored on just five shots in 42 minutes played.

Pernot, who finished the match with 14 saves, did everything she could to try and keep Stanford from extending the lead to six, but rookies LoganSmith bring the final goal to the board in the 59th Minute. Record again hot on the heels of a Pernot, except when she denied Lumi Kostmayer only to have Smith fall on the rebound.

The goal was Smith’s second of the season and brought Stanford to six for the first time in six goals against San Diego State on August 29, 2021.

San Jose State didn’t manage a shot in the first half but put on five in the second — forcing the sophomore Haley Craig in three stores. Craig relieved starter Ryan Campbell after Campbell logged the first 57 minutes.

Stanford’s offense had its best six goals of the season, totaling 28 shots, including 20 on the frame. The Cardinal took 13 corners, the most since his 13 against San Diego State last August.

With the win, the Cardinal advances to play BYU next Thursday at a time and place to be determined. If North Carolina defeats Old Dominion on Saturday, the game would be played in North Carolina. Should North Carolina drop Saturday’s game, the Cardinal would host BYU.