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Arizona soccer shutout by Stanford for ninth consecutive loss

Photo courtesy Kelani Falasco

The Arizona Wildcats were shutout for the fourth time in five games Sunday, falling to Stanford 4-0 in Palo Alto.

The Wildcats have now lost nine straight games and during that span have scored in just three games.

Arizona’s offense was lifeless for most of the afternoon as the No. 14 Cardinal didn’t allow a UA shot attempt until the 87th minute.

The Wildcats (3-12, 0-8 Pac-12) conceded three first half goals to Stanford. Maya Doms put the Cardinal on the board early with a 14th minute score.

Stanford’s Belle Briede, the older sister of Arizona freshman forward Olivia Briede, scored the Cardinal’s second goal in the 28th minute. Belle Briede then assisted Stanford’s third goal, by Jojo Harber in the 39th minute.

Stanford tacked on a fourth goal in the 68th minute when Doms connected on a header.

Arizona goalie Hope Hisey had 10 saves on the day along with four goals allowed.

The Wildcats didn’t generate a serious scoring opportunity until the game’s final minutes, when sophomore Nicole Dallin took two shots, including one that hit off the crossbar.

Arizona head coach Becca Moros chose to give the team’s young bench players plenty of minutes, possibly to gain them some experience against one of the nation’s top programs.

Olivia Briede and freshman Marley Chappel each played a career high 61 minutes, while sophomore Jordan Hall played 64 minutes.

Starting seniors Jill Aguilera and Iliana Hocking were each limited to under 30 minutes.

The Wildcats return home this week to host Utah on Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. MST.