Stanford rolls in finale, ready to host the MPSF tournament


Anna Salemo put together a highlight reel of four goals and two assists Sunday, leading No. 9 Stanford to a 16-10 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victory over host San Diego State in the regular-season finale.

The Cardinal (13-3, 8-1 MPSF) hosts the MPSF championship tournament, which begins Thursday at 4 and 7 p.m. at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Anna Salemo
Stanford opened its game against the Aztecs by blasting 24 shots in the early going and nailing 10 goals.

Kelly Myers struck first less than two minutes into the game, but SDSU's Kristen Hickey scored two goals in the next five minutes to take a 2-1 lead.

The Cardinal made quick work of the deficit with a goal by Maggie Nick 23 seconds later before going on a seven goal streak with all seven being scored by a different Cardinal.

San Diego State and Stanford traded goals back and forth for the last seven minutes of play to close out the half with the Cardinal up 10-4.

Stanford stayed true to form in the second half, outdrawing and outshooting the Aztecs as Mackenzie Tesei kept the party going with a goal in just under two minutes.

SDSU went on a three goal streak that Salemo broke up with her second goal of the day before putting on a clinic with two more goals. Allie DaCar was solid in the cage for Stanford as well, saving six en route to the win.

— Stanford Athletics

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