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Hat tricks from Schoen, Myers give Stanford big lacrosse win

 

Dillion Schoen and Kelly Myers each scored three goals and the 12th-ranked Stanford lacrosse team used a second-half rally to ease past visiting Colorado, 12-10, Sunday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest.

In the first half, Colorado (8-2, 3-0 MPSF) took 11 shots on Stanford (8-3, 3-1 MPSF), but Allie DaCar was on point again with four saves in the half.


Quirine Eijkenboom
Stanford struck first in the third minute of action with Elizabeth Cusick putting away her ninth of the season.

The Buffaloes answered four minutes later, only to be met with four straight Cardinal goals. Kelsey Murray scored two straight to give Stanford a 5-1 lead.

Colorado scored four unanswered goals to send the teams into the break knotted at five.

The second half saw the Cardinal come alive, outshooting the Buffaloes 10-8, while stepping up to break up Colorado's dominance on the draw control as it scrapped for six of the 13 draws.

Goals were traded back and forth with Colorado scoring twice to take the lead in the first five minutes of play, but CU's lead was brief as Stanford ripped off three unanswered goals.

CU's Darby Kiernan put up her second goal of the game which Stanford answered by adding three more goals to inch away from the Buffaloes for good with four minutes remaining.

The Cardinal returns to MPSF action Friday with a game at Oregon. Game time is set for 1 p.m. and will be aired on Pac-12 Networks.

Women's golf

Lauren Kim fired a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Silverado Showdown in Napa on Sunday, one of four Stanford golfers who shot par or better in helping the Cardinal end the first day with a four-stroke lead over second-place Colorado.

Quirine Eijkenboom, Casey Danielson and Mariah Stackhouse are in a seven-way tie for ninth, each shooting an even-par 72. Shannon Aubert and Sierra Kersten, playing as an individual, are in a tie for 16th place, each with a 1-over 73.

"I saw a lot of confident, committed swings," said Anne Walker, the Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf. "I've always said our strength is our depth."

Kim led the way for No. 11 Stanford, the highest ranked of the 18 participating teams. She recorded four birdies and two bogeys, playing the front nine in 2-under 34.

Stackhouse rebounded from a double-bogey at the par-4 first hole with five birdies. She toured the back nine in 2-under 34, closing with a birdie at the par-5 18th.

Danielson collected four birdies, while Eijkenboom overcame a first-hole bogey to play the last 17 holes in 1-under, reeling off 14-straight pars before making a birdie at the par-5 16th.

Aubert was a model of consistency, fashioning 17 pars and one bogey.

The tournament continues Monday and Tuesday.

Women's tennis

No. 18 Stanford had its three-match winning streak halted, dropping a 4-3 decision to top-ranked California on Sunday.

In a match televised on Pac-12 Networks, the Cardinal (10-5, 5-1 Pac-12) captured the doubles point for an early 1-0 lead, but was unable to generate momentum as the Golden Bears (17-0, 5-0 Pac-12) quickly surged ahead at the start of singles play.

The match represented an opportunity for Stanford to pick up another signature win to complement its 4-3 home victory over No. 7 Florida back on Feb. 28.

With three matches remaining in the regular season, the Cardinal is aiming to lock in a top-16 seed in order to host NCAA Championships first and second rounds.

Despite the loss, Stanford has recently held the upper hand in the Bay Area rivalry, winning 10 of the last 15 meetings. Sunday's tilt was considered a nonconference match, as only the April 16 rematch on The Farm will count in the Pac-12 standings.

California is enjoying its best season in school history and had too much firepower on Sunday. However, that was not the case in doubles, where Stanford collected victories at the top two spots to claim a 1-0 lead.

The Golden Bears snatched the momentum in singles, ripping off four straight matches to secure the victory.

Lynn Chi, Karla Popovic and Klara Fabikova all powered their way to straight-set victories in which the trio surrendered three games or less in each set.

The clincher came from court one, where Maegan Manasse defeated Carol Zhao 7-5, 6-4. It was Zhao's first loss of the season in five matches and only the second of her career in 13 meetings against a Golden Bear opponent.

Even with the match decided, Caroline Lampl and Krista Hardebeck both managed to grind out three-set victories on the back courts. Hardebeck won her 12th consecutive match and now leads the team with 18 overall victories.

Stanford returns to action on Friday at Washington in a noon match.

Softball

A resilient effort by Stanford fell short in extra innings Sunday as the Cardinal dropped a 3-2 Pac-12 Conference decision to visiting Oregon State in 10 innings.

The Cardinal (12-17, 0-6 Pac-12) erased a 2-1 deficit and nearly walked-off the Beavers (24-9-1, 4-5 Pac-12) in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jessica Plaza hit a two-out RBI-triple off the top of the right field wall; about six inches from clearing the fence. Plaza's hit knotted the game at 2-2 but Stanford was unable to bring her home.

After scoreless eighth and ninth innings, the Beavers opened the tenth inning with back-to-back hits to take a 3-2 lead. Stanford was unable to generate a run in the bottom half of the inning and Oregon State secured the series sweep.

Carolyn Lee (6-10) provided another strong outing in the circle for the Cardinal, going all 10 innings and limiting the Beavers to three runs on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts. It is the longest outing of her career and the 10th complete game she's thrown this season.

Plaza paced the Cardinal offensively, going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a walk. Savannah Schulze provided a clutch leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh inning that led to the game-tying run.

Stanford's defense was excellent throughout the contest and featured diving stops by Lauren Wegner at second base and Kylie Sorenson at shortstop. Plaza also contributed a highlight-worthy catch up against the backstop netting to end the fourth inning.

Stanford completes its four-game homestand Wednesday at 6 p.m., when it plays host to Pacific.

Sand volleyball

Stanford dropped its weekend finale to Boise State, 3-2, on Sunday to finish the road trip 2-1 at the Delta Owens Sports Complex in Portland.

"We got another great showing from the pairs of Hayley Hodson and Payton Chang, and Merete Lutz and Halland McKenna," said Cardinal coach Denise Corlett. "We need to continue to be more consistent up and down the lineup and minimize some of our errors to be able to win these close matches."

The Cardinal (4-4) fell behind early, losing the number four and five matches. Tami Alade and Karina Robinson fell 18-21, 21-9, 15-7, while Courtney Bowen and Jenn DiSanto lost 21-17, 21-16.

Stanford struck back with a win in the number three match, with Merete Lutz and Halland McKenna winning 21-19, 21-23, 15-9, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

The Broncos (3-0) clinched the match with a 21-10, 24-22 at the number two spot, with Ivana Vanjak and Catherine Raquel representing the Cardinal.

Hayley Hodson and Payton Chang earned a consolation point for the Cardinal, winning 21-17, 22-20 at the number one spot.

Stanford returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Cal in a dual match at 4:30 p.m. at the Stanford Sand Volleyball Stadium.

"We hope to see plenty of support from the students and the community for a big week of matches, starting with our dual against Cal and finishing with a tournament at home over the weekend," added Corlett.

The match will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

Men's crew

Each of Stanford men's rowing's three entries in the San Diego Crew Classic placed fourth in Sunday's Grand Final races on Mission Bay.

With Yale (5:58.760) leading from start to finish and California (6:05.464) taking second, Stanford battled Drexel and the Michigan Rowing Association for the final spot on the medal stand in the varsity eight race for the Copley Cup.

The Cardinal was edged out by Drexel (6:15.966) for third, capturing fourth place with a time of 6:18.218. It finished several seats ahead of the Michigan Rowing Association (6:19.663).

The second varsity eight, which advanced to Sunday's Grand Final with a second-place finish in its heat on Saturday, placed fourth on Sunday with a time of 6:28.394.

The Cardinal just missed the podium as the Michigan Rowing Association captured third place by a couple seats with a time of 6:26.584. California (6:07.074) and Yale (6:09.951) finished one and two, respectively, in the race.

Stanford's third varsity eight saw its first race action on the water in Mission Bay on Sunday. The Cardinal placed fourth with a time of 6:44.222. UC Santa Barbara took third place by a couple seats over Stanford with a time of 6:42.822. California (6:12.966) and UC San Diego (6:41.817) took first and second, respectively.

Stanford will be back in action April 16-17 as it hosts the Stanford Invitational and Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores.

Lightweight: Make it six straight titles for the Stanford lightweight rowing varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic.

The Cardinal's top boat defended its crown on Sunday to take home the A.W. Coggeshall Cup for the sixth consecutive year during Sunday's Grand Final on Mission Bay.

Stanford raced down the course in 7:16.799 to win by open water over Boston University (7:28.919) and Princeton (7:41.322).

The Cardinal also had a boat in the Open Eight Grand Final in San Diego. Stanford's lightweight crew took home the bronze out of eight boats in the race, completing the course in 7:20.500.

An open eight from California (7:04.000) won the race, while an open eight from Texas (7:17.283) edged out the Cardinal for second place.

Stanford will be back in action next Saturday and Sunday, competing in the Knecht Cup in West Windsor, N.J.

Sailing

A second-place finish by the 'B' boat in the final race of the day pushed Stanford Cardinal past Hawaii and into second overall at the St. Francis Interconference hosted by California on Sunday.

Hawaii held a three-point edge entering the last race, in which it finished eighth and opened the door for the Cardinal.

UC Santa Barbara won the competition with 110 points. Stanford Cardinal had 119. The Stanford White team finished seventh with 215 points.

Stanford braved the cold, wind and snow Sunday to finished second in the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy at Brown.

Rhode Island won the competition with the 44 points. The Cardinal had 59 points on a gusty day that flipped several boats during and after races.

At the Lynne Marchiando Trophy hosted by M.I.T., Stanford finished ninth with a 6-7 record. Yale (13-0) won the event.

— Stanford Athletics

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