Los Angeles Soccer: Brittany Vacca

COLLEGE: Stanford finishes off UCLA

November, 19, 2010

UCLA's string of College Cup final four appearances has ended at seven. The Bruins were booted from the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament Friday night by No. 1 Stanford, which is just one victory from a repeat trip to the College Cup.

Christen Press (Palos Verdes Estates/Chadwick School) scored her 24th and 25th goals of the season as the Cardinal (21-0-2) romped to a 3-0 triumph. They'll be home for next weekend's quarterfinal against Florida State (15-5-1) or Marquette (16-4-3), who face off Saturday.

UCLA's campaign ends at 13-8-2.

Stanford, which won the regular-season meeting, 2-0, after knocking out the Bruins in overtime in last year's NCAA semifinals, went ahead on a fifth-minute own goal, and Press doubled the advantage in the 29th minute off a feed from Camille Levin (Newport Beach/Tarbut V'Torah School) and added the third in the 60th.

Press on Thursday was selected Top Drawer Soccer's national Player of the Year after sharing the Web site's honor with then-teammate Kelley O'Hara last year.

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