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.


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


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