Women's Lacrosse

Stanford Downs Crusaders

WORCESTER, Mass. - Stanford earned its first win of the 2024 campaign on Monday afternoon, taking down Holy Cross 19-7. The Cardinal improves to 1-2 on the year while Holy Cross falls to 1-2.

Stanford started hot and didn't look back, scoring four goals within the first five minutes of action. Five players ended up scoring multiple goals against the Crusaders, led by Jay Browne with five, a new career-high mark for the graduate captain.

Sarah Jaques and Katy Gilbert both scored hat tricks on Monday, while Ava Arceri and Rylee Bouvier each chipped in two goals. 

Arceri and fellow freshman Anna Colpack each scored their first career goals as well. Jordyn Case, Peep Williams, and Annabel Frist rounded out the scoring, all netting one goal.

The Cardinal kept the offensive pressure up throughout the first half and ended the second quarter with a 12-4 advantage. Out of the break, Stanford added to its lead and pushed the game to a 10 goal differential and a running clock before the end of the third period.

Stanford was able to maintain the pressure throughout thanks in part to its dominance in the draw circle. Annabel Frist recorded her third-straight game with double digit controls, earning 11 against the Crusaders.

In total, the Cardinal had 18 controls to Holy Cross' 12.

Because of its advantage on the draw, Stanford had more scoring opportunities overall. The Cardinal led in both shots (41-17) and shots on goal (30-14) for the third game in a row.

Lucy Pearson and Olivia Geoghan split the goalie duties, with the former making the start and recording three saves. Geoghan took control in the second half and made four stops on the day and recorded two ground balls.

Annabel Frist led the defensive effort that forced eight Crusaders' turnovers, causing three on her own. Sarah Jaques added two more while three other players, Jay Browne, Maddigan Miller, and Emma Capanna each added one.

The Cardinal returns to The Farm for its next game, opening the home slate against Vanderbilt on Saturday, February 24 at 6 p.m.