Soccer

Stanford wins 2nd straight soccer title, topping Wake Forest

  • Stanford forward Corey Baird, right, and Wake Forest defender Kevin Politz collide while going for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Stanford forward Corey Baird, right, and Wake Forest defender Kevin Politz collide while going for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest goalkeeper Andreu Cases Mundet, right, makes a save while avoiding Stanford midfielder Drew Skundrich during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Wake Forest goalkeeper Andreu Cases Mundet, right, makes a save while avoiding Stanford midfielder Drew Skundrich during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest midfielder Brad Dunwell, bottom, tackles Stanford midfielder Drew Skundrich during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Wake Forest midfielder Brad Dunwell, bottom, tackles Stanford midfielder Drew Skundrich during the first half of an NCAA college soccer game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Epstein made two diving saves and Corey Baird and Sam Werner scored Stanford's final shootout goals to give the Cardinal their second straight College Cup title Sunday, 5-4 over Wake Forest after the teams played 110 scoreless minutes.

Stanford didn't allow a goal in the tournament, becoming the first team since Wisconsin in 1995 to accomplish the feat and win the national championship.

The game was the sixth national championship to go to penalty kicks, and the first since Virginia beat UCLA in 2014.

Stanford finished 15-3-5 after beginning the season 0-3-1.

Stanford beat Wake Forest 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals last season on the way to its first national championship.