Uploaded: Friday, October 19, 2012, 11:35 PM
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 11:48 PM
Stanford remains unbeaten in Nor Pac play
|Five players scored at least one goal, leading an offensive onslaught as No. 14 Stanford easily put away Pacific 5-1 on Friday afternoon at the Varsity Turf.
The Cardinal (10-6, 4-0 NorPac) owned a commanding 32-5 shot edge, repeatedly creating scoring chances against the Tigers (5-11, 1-4 NorPac), which have now dropped 13 straight games in the series dating back to 2006.
Included in the mix of goal scorers for Stanford: Becky Dru, who notched the 50th goal of her impressive All-American career.
Leading 2-1 at halftime, Stanford rattled off three more scores in the second half to put the game out of reach.
Stanford attempted 16 shots in each period while holding an 11-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Maddie Secco's fifth goal of the year opened the scoring in the 10th minute, tipping a loose ball into the cage following the first of two assists from Shannon Herold.
In the 14th minute, Melissa Maultsby brought Pacific back to even at 1-1 when she curled past a defender after receiving a pass from Emily Tregoning.
Less than four minutes later, Alex McCawley put Stanford back in front 2-1 when she scored unassisted on an even flashier play, spinning a defender around and blistering a shot into the corner of the goal.
Dru increased the Cardinal's lead to 3-1 at the 47:28 mark, converting on a textbook penalty corner with assists from Elise Ogle and Herold. It was the 50th career goal for Dru, who quickly responded after misfiring on a penalty stroke near the end of the first half.
Emily Henriksson tacked on a goal in the 59th minute, poking a ball past Pacific keeper Ashlee Schlesier thanks to an assist from Kelsey Harbin.
Katie Mitchell's unassisted score in the 64th minute concluded the scoring for Stanford, which has outscored Pacific 9-2 over two games this year.
Dru led all players with seven shots while Burke and McCawley chipped in with five apiece.
Stanford is back in action Saturday at 6 p.m., traveling to UC Davis.
Stanford women's golf put forth a strong showing on the first day of the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice at Stanford Golf Course, posting a team score of 289 (+5). The Cardinal is tied for fourth with two rounds remaining, trailing USC (+2), Oregon State (+3) and Vanderbilt (+4).
"We're really happy with the way we played today," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "We came out with a lot of energy and got off to a great start. This course was playing tough today and I think it's going to play tough again tomorrow. We handled it very well today and we used the information we had coming into today to really help us. I like where we are and I think it's a great first day."
Freshman Mariah Stackhouse is tied for fourth after shooting 71 (-1). Stackhouse made a pair of birdies, on the fourth and 12th holes, remaining even or under par throughout the round.
"I felt like I played very consistently," said Stackhouse. "I made a lot of good par saves, but at the same time left a lot of birdie opportunities out there. To turn in one-under the first day is pretty good. It could have been a lot better, but I'm not displeased at all. I think the team's in good standing too, but I'm quite pleased with how I played."
Lauren Kim joined her fellow freshman atop the Cardinal leaderboard, carding a 73 (+1), good for a share of 17th. Kim recovered from a double bogey on the third hole, making a pair of birdies on the next four holes.
Mariko Tumangan posted her best round of the season with a 73 (+2). She is tied for 25th.
Marissa Mar and Sally Watson posted rounds of 74 (+3) for a share of 34th place.
"Personally, I was a little disappointed with how I played," said Watson. "I just couldn't really find anything out there today. I was fighting hard, but my game feels in good shape. I've been playing well recently and hopefully, I can come back strong in the next couple of days. Overall, I was impressed with how the team did. I think that's a really solid first round."
Stanford men's golf team sits in 15th place after one round at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, hosted by the Golf Club of Georgia. The Cardinal trails first place USC by 17 strokes with two rounds remaining.
Sophomore Patrick Rodgers led the Cardinal, firing a 70 (-2) and good for a share of fourth. The sophomore from Avon, Ind. made six birdies in the opening round.
Freshman David Boote carded a 75 (+3), good for a share of 34th.
Five Cardinal players moved into the round of 32 during Friday's opening day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northwest Regional Championships.
Natalie Dillon won two matches to reach Saturday's 32-player field, while Kristie Ahn, Krista Hardebeck, Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay all picked up a win after their respective first-round byes.
Defending champion and top seed Nicole Gibbs withdrew from the tournament late Thursday night due to injury.
Seven Cardinal players advanced into the round of 32 during Friday's opening day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northwest Regional Championships.
Stanford entrants still alive for tomorrow's action include Jamin Ball, Daniel Ho, Matt Kandath, John Morrissey, Nolan Paige, Maciek Romanowicz and Trey Strobel.
Stanford won the women's singlehanded title Friday at the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference Championships hosted by USC at the U.S. Sailing Center. McKenzie Wilson maneuvered through the Long Beach Harbor to finish first overall as the Cardinal claimed the top three spots among the five-person field.
With six points, Wilson was followed in the standings by teammates Rebecca King (9) and Noelle Herring (17).
Wilson and King each earned an automatic bid to the national finals.
Hawaii's Madeline Kennedy (19) and Hanne Nagatani (24) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
— Stanford Athletics
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