No. 6 Stanford Bests Pacific, 6-1
In only the second NorPac matchup of year, Pacific was unable to stop No. 6 Stanford, falling 6-1 to the Cardinal under the lights at Varsity Field Hockey Turf. Stanford improves to 8-2 (1-1 NorPac) on the year while Pacific falls to 3-8 (1-2 NorPac).
Pacific came out with a heightened intensity, trying its hardest to take down another NorPac West foe following a 4-2 victory over California on Sunday afternoon.
After surrendering a goal to Stanford's Kelsey Harbin on a penalty corner just under eleven minutes into the contest, The Tigers were awarded a penalty corner on the visitors end and converted. Emily Tregoning fired a shot past Stanford goalkeeper Dulcie Davies. The assists were awarded to freshman Katharine Egan and sophomore Hannah Bettencourt, who inserted the ball into the circle.
The goal was the third on the year for the senior co-captain and the first that Stanford has allowed at home since September 6th.
After the score, Pacific was unable to stop a balanced offensive attack that saw six different players score for the Cardinal. Less than ten minutes after Tregoning's goal, Clemence Couteau took a pass from Maddie Secco and fired a shot past sophomore Molly Macierz for a score, giving Stanford a 2-1 advantage. Hope Burke added an unassisted goal to the center of the cage to give Stanford a 3-1 lead going into the halftime break.
Stanford's offensive picked up where it left off after halftime, scoring just 41 seconds into the half as Elise Ogle tipped in a hard cross from Burke to widen the lead to 4-1.
Lauren Becker and Casey Deeds would add unassisted goals later in the half for Stanford.
Tregoning led the Tigers with two shots on the evening. Macierz made five saves in 50 minutes and ten seconds before giving way to sophomore Maggie Corder, who finished the game in goal, yielding only the score from Deeds in her 19 minutes and 50 seconds of action.
Pacific will next head to Iowa City, Iowa for a pair of games against Big 10 conference opponents Indiana and Iowa next Saturday and Sunday. Check PacificTigers.com for previews and live stats from those contests.