Katie Mitchell, Hannah Thiemann and Emily Henricksson each scored within a seven-minute span of the second half, sparking the Stanford field hockey team to a 3-1 victory over host Yale in a nonconference contest Saturday.
The No. 20 Cardinal (3-1) hosts Indiana at 4 p.m. Friday in its home opener.
Yale took the lead in the first two minutes and was able to keep Stanford off the scoreboard despite facing 10 Cardinal shots, including five on goal.
Mitchell scored just over six minutes into the second half, which seemed to open the way for the Cardinal offense.
Thiemann made it 2-1 four minutes later, following up on Becky Dru's shot that was blocked by Yale goalie Emily Cain, who had 11 saves for the game. Thiemann got to the rebound and got the ball into the net.
Henricksson scored three minutes later and the Stanford defense remained solid the rest of the way. Yale was limited to 10 total shots, with Ale Moss needing to make three saves.
Stanford has outscored its opponents, 5-3, and outshot them, 35-17, in the second half.
Stanford sophomore Rachel Williams recorded a career-high 24 kills and had 22 digs to help No. 6 Stanford beat No. 18 Duke, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15, on Saturday as part of the Stanford Invitational.
Carly Wopat (14) and Jessica Walker (10) combined for another 24 kills as the Cardinal (4-0) had 64 kills as a team and a hitting percentage of .295.
Karissa Cook had 51 assists and 20 digs for Stanford, which hosts three-time defending national champion Penn State on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Four others also recorded double figures in digs: Hannah Benjamin (19), Kyle Gilbert (16), Wopat (12) and Mary Ellen Luck (10).
Stanford grad Jed Lowrie came out of the Boston Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning with tightness in his left shoulder.
Lowrie, who started the game at shortstop and went 1-for-2 with an RBI single before leaving, missed nearly two months earlier this year with a left shoulder strain.