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McGrady Nets Overtime Winner
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/13/2015

 GOALS 2 1
 SHOTS 23 4
 SAVES 2 6

Rosen, 5'
McGrady, 92' 

 Dao, 88'

STANFORD, Calif. - Tegan McGrady scored the first goal of her collegiate career to lift Stanford to a 2-1 overtime victory against Oklahoma on Sunday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Haley Rosen stepped up to a free kick about 22-yards away from the goal on the right side of the field and sent a cross to the back post. McGrady got position on her defender and headed in the game-winner.

“She’s an unbelievable player and already making her mark at Stanford,” said Stanford head coach Paul Ratcliffe of his freshman goal-scorer.

The Cardinal (5-1) dominated a majority of possession throughout the game and had a wealth of scoring opportunities. Rosen scored in the fifth minute to put Stanford up 1-0 but that was all the Cardinal would get for the remainder of regulation, despite outshooting the Sooners 22-4 and holding a 9-0 corner kick advantage.

Oklahoma (3-4) scored a late equalizer in the 88th minute. The Sooners sent a cross into Stanford’s penalty box that Jane Campbell and a pair of Cardinal defenders tried to clear away. However, the ball popped up straight in the air and went to the head of the Oklahoma’s Kaylee Dao who found the back of the net to knot the score at 1-1.

The Cardinal generated two more scoring opportunities before the end of regulation but could not find the back of the net and went to overtime for the first time this season.

The Cardinal needed just 1:15 of extra time to generate McGrady’s game-winning goal.

“The team showed good character winning in overtime,” said Ratcliffe. “Obviously we were disappointed to concede a goal late. The team rallied and scored a really nice goal to finish the game.”

Rosen was particularly impressive as a regular offensive threat. She led Stanford with six shots and three points on a goal and an assist. The redshirt senior nearly had two additional goals when she hit the post on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute and hit the crossbar on a shot in the 29th minute.

“Haley was one of our best players if not our best player today,” said Ratcliffe. “She made a big impact on the game and her free kicks have been incredible. A goal and an assist – not a bad afternoon for her.”

Ratcliffe added he was pleased with his team’s bounce-back performance after dropping a 2-0 decision against No. 7 Penn State on Friday night.

“The response was fantastic,” said Ratcliffe. “The first half we really went after them and created a lot of opportunities. We should’ve scored more goals and that came back to haunt us in the end. We were creating the chances, we just need to take our chances and finish them.”

Stanford completes its four-game homestand Thursday at 7 p.m. (PT) against UC Davis. The Cardinal concludes nonconference play Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Clara.



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