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Women's Lacrosse

Decisive Pac-12 Victory

STANFORD, Calif. - Jay Browne and Jordyn Case scored five goals each while Aliya Polisky netted a game high six goals to lead No. 20 Stanford to a dominant 20-8 victory over Arizona State on Saturday afternoon. The win moved Stanford to 7-3 on the campaign including a perfect 3-0 record in Pac-12 play.

Despite the lopsided final result, the game was significantly closer at halftime. Stanford held a 7-5 lead after the first 30 minutes of play. 

The Cardinal then scored 10 goals coming out of the halftime break while allowing only one the other direction. Four of Browne's five goals came during the third quarter.

Stanford used an onslaught of offense to put the game out of reach for the Sun Devils. The Cardinal tallied 48 shots on the day, compared to 19 for the visitors.

Stanford was also extremely efficient on 8-meter attempts, going 4-5 during the game.

Sarah Jaques and Annabel Frist rounded out the scoring for Stanford, each netting two goals. Along with her six goals on the day, Aliya Polisky added two assists for a game high eight points.

Frist also recorded her seventh game this season with at least 10 draw controls, earning 11 against the Sun Devils. Madison McPherson and Ailish Kelly each also chipped in a pair of DCs, helping Stanford win the draw control battle (17-15).

Four players caused multiple Arizona State turnovers to help lead the Cardinal to 13 CTs on the day. Stanford also claimed 34 ground balls on the day, led by Maddigan Miller, Jordyn Case, and Sophia Brindisi with four each. 

Lucy Pearson held Arizona State to only seven goals in her 51 minutes of action, making seven saves as well. She held the Sun Devils to a 0.25 clip on free position attempts as well, allowing only one goal from the 8-meter mark.

Stanford continues Pac-12 play on the road next weekend, facing off against new conference foe San Diego State in San Diego.