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Jordan Morris scores again as Stanford advances to Final Four

This is your regularly programmed alert that Jordan Morris scored. Again. His 18th minute goal, which came off a cross from the left, gave Stanford an early lead against top-seeded Wake Forest. Morris, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, now has a career-high 11 goals in 16 appearances for Stanford in 2015. In his last 12 games, he has 10 goals, three assists and 23 points.

Wake Forest put the match into overtime after burying a penalty kick in the 70th minute, but Stanford sealed the win in the 97th minute when a Corey Baird free kick from 35 yards out found the head of Foster Langsdorf. Baird, a fellow MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, assisted on both Stanford goals. (Full highlights below)

The win kept alive Stanford's dream of claiming its first NCAA men's soccer championship and moved the Cardinal into the final four for the first time since 2002. Stanford will meet No. 4 seed Akron on Friday, December 11, which will air on ESPNU. On the other side of the table, Syracuse, who took down Seattle University in the Sweet 16, will face No. 2 seed Clemson. The College Cup final will be played two days later on December 13.

As the Seattle Sounders point out, the last time Stanford advanced to the finals featured a Sounders-heavy roster.

Sounders fans will have to wait at least one more weekend for any word on Morris' pro soccer future. Earning an NCAA championship title might make that transition from college to the pros a little easier.

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