PALO ALTO (KCBS) — The Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team suffered another agonizing defeat on Sunday, falling in the NCAA Women’s College Cup championship to Notre Dame 1-0.

Adriana Leon scored the lone goal in the 63rd minute as the Fighting Irish won the third national championship in program history.

Stanford had its 22-game winning streak snapped and lost in the NCAA championship game for the second year in a row.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

Back on the Palo Alto campus, the Stanford men’s team was rooting them on.

“It’s a huge letdown. Going into finals week, I really needed a breath of fresh air,” said one team member. “I needed a little boost and I did not get that today.”

The team was looking for a very special title. If they had won on Sunday, it would have been the school’s 100th national championship.

But Stanford could get another opportunity for that elusive title, as the women’s volleyball team advanced from regionals this week.

The third-seeded Cardinal will square off with Ohio State University on Friday.

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