Sports

McCawley scores twice to help Stanford advance in tournament

Alex McCawley scored twice and the No. 10 Stanford field hockey converted on four of six penalty corners to earn a 5-1 victory over Davidson in the first round of the NorPac Tournament on Thursday in Lynchburg, VA.

The Cardinal (15-4) meets the winner of a later game between Longwood and Pacific in Friday's semifinal.

Stanford controlled a majority of the possession throughout the game and held advantages in shots (15-5) and penalty corners (6-2).

Maddie Secco got Stanford on the board early, scoring at 5:08 of the first half to give Stanford a 1-0 lead.

Positioned on the left side of the cage, the ball found Secco's stick after deflecting off a couple of defenders, which she fired off the left post and into the goal.

Harbin netted Stanford's second goal of the game in the 24th minute, drilling a shot off a penalty corner that deflected off a Davidson player and into the back of the cage.

Positioned on the left side of the goal, Kasey Quon inserted the pass to Harbin, also on the left side, who fired the shot to the right side of the cage. It was Harbin's seventh goal on the season.

Stanford continued to pressure Davidson in the second half and broke through in the 40th minute when Jessica Chisholm received a pass from Kelsey Harbin off a penalty corner and fired into the back of the cage.

The Cardinal continued its effectiveness on penalty corners with McCawley converting at 44:21 to give Stanford a commanding 4-0 lead. Secco earned her third point of the game, assisting McCawley's goal.

McCawley scored her second goal of the game in the 50th minute, tapping home a rebound after an initial penalty corner blast by Chisholm was saved by Davidson goalkeeper Carolyn Macek.

Davidson's Becky Johnson got the Wildcats on the board with a goal in the 67th minute, tapping in a rebound after two initial saves by Dulcie Davies.

Fencing

Stanford sophomore Alexander Massialas will be in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the USA Fencing November North American Cup.

Massialas is one of more than 1,000 athletes who will be competing between Nov. 8-11. He is one of 11 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team who will be among the competitors. Last year in his first collegiate season, Massialas captured the NCAA National Championship in the foil.

The November North American Cup is the first domestic tournament of the 2013-14 season and is a key qualifier for the 2014 Senior World Championships.

Massialas and the rest of the Senior men's foil participants will get underway on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,329 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,066 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 4 comments | 879 views

Weekly Update
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 728 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 1 comment | 253 views