The Cal Poly women's soccer team fell 1-0 to No. 2 Stanford on Friday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium when the Cardinal's Ryan Walker-Hartshorn scored in the 84th minute.
That was the only shot Stanford got past goalkeeper Alyssa Giannetti, the reigning Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Giannetti had seven saves.
Cal Poly (1-2-1) was playing its second game against an opponent ranked second nationally in the past eight days after losing at then-No. 2 Virginia 2-0 on Aug. 28.
Stanford (3-0) was the preseason favorite in the Pac-12 coaches' poll and is looking for its seventh Final Four appearance in the past eight years.
The Mustangs missed all four of their shots on goal, including two by Ashley Kirchick, and single shots from McKenzie Flood and Chelsea Barry.
Cal Poly returns to action Sunday at 7 p.m. at Fresno State.