Jack Larkin/Stanford Athletics
Women's Lacrosse

Defeat at Denver

DENVER, Colo. - Stanford fell to No. 14 Denver on Sunday afternoon, 10-6. The loss snapped the Cardinal's five-game win streak as both Stanford and Denver move to 5-3 on the season. 

In a game that showcased two impressive defenses, goals were hard to come by across the first two quarters of play. Stanford scored first when Annabel Frist fired home from a free position attempt to give Stanford an early one goal lead 40 seconds into the game.

Denver went on to score two goals in the first quarter and one in the second to take a 3-1 advantage heading into halftime. 

The third quarter saw the largest offensive output for each team as the Pioneers and the Cardinal both scored four goals. Denver went on to add three in the final frame against Stanford's one to take the win.

Jordyn Case led the way with two goals for Stanford while Jay Browne, Aliya Polisky, Ailish Kelly, and Annabel Frist each tallied one. Sarah Jaques dished two assists while Polisky and Rylee Bouvier added one apiece.

Lucy Pearson was again a force in goal for Stanford. She kept the Cardinal within striking distance by making 14 saves for the second game in a row, and only allowed 10 goals despite facing 34 shots. 

Stanford had the upper hand in draw controls, collecting 12 compared to the Pioneers' eight. Frist led the way with seven controls while Jordyn Case and Ailish Kelly each chipped in one.

The Cardinal also converted on two of its free position attempts while holding Denver scoreless on six free position shots, with a goal coming from both Frist and Case.

Stanford's defense forced the Pioneers to make nine turnovers during the game. Frist led the way, causing three, while Kate Bellissimo and Madison McPherson each recorded two.

Stanford returns to action at home on Saturday, March 23 against Oregon at 1 p.m.