Jahansouz saves Stanford women in Pac-12 soccer opener

Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson scored for the Cardinal. Photo by Richard C. Erstad/

Alison Jahansouz saved a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, the difference in second-ranked Stanford women's soccer team's 2-1 victory over host Washington State on Thursday. SHP grad Tierna Davidson and Menlo grad Jaye Boissiere scored for Stanford.

Boissiere's third goal in as many games doubled Stanford's lead in the first half, and that was all the Cardinal needed for its fifth consecutive win.

Jaye Boissiere
Stanford's unbeaten run in Pac-12 openers extended to 17 seasons, dating to 2000. Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson opened the scoring in the 24th minute, starting the move herself with a long run from Stanford's half.

Davidson collected the ball 40 yards from her own goal, surging past two defenders before laying it off to Jordan DiBiasi.

DiBiasi played in Kyra Carusa on the left wing, and Civana Kuhlmann flicked on Carusa's driven ball in for Davidson to tap home. It was Davidson's second goal of the year, and the second assist for both Carusa and Kuhlmann.

Ten minutes later, Boissiere doubled Stanford's lead after Catarina Macario's dangerous attempt from the top of the box was saved. Macario collected a loose ball from Andi Sullivan's corner kick, creating a yard of space and driving one low to the left goal post. Washington State cleared off the line, but Boissiere ran in unmarked to head home.

— Stanford Athletics

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