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Women's Lacrosse

Third-Straight Victory

STANFORD, Calif. - The Cardinal earned a third-straight victory on Tuesday evening, downing Davidson 19-7 on The Farm. The win also marked Stanford's third-straight game with at least 18  goals.

The Cardinal improves to 3-2 while the Wildcats fall to 3-4 on the season.

Stanford's efforts in the draw circle proved instrumental in the victory as the hosts earned 14 more controls than the visitors. The vast majority of Stanford's controls came from Annabel Frist who tallied 17, the second-most ever by a Stanford player in a single game.

The record of 18 belongs to Julia Massaro who set the record back in 2019 against Oregon.

The Cardinal's effectiveness in the draw circle paid dividends offensively, helping the team to more possessions. Stanford fired in 35 total shots, nearly double Davidson's 18.

Along with Frist's spectacular day in the draw circle was a dominant display from Aliya Polisky who notched six goals to lead all players. The freshman attacker more than doubled her season output to this point, now with 10.

Eight Cardinal found the back of the net, including four goals from Sarah Jaques, three from Ailish Kelly, and two from Annabel Frist. Jay Browne, Rylee Bouvier, Jordyn Case and Katie McMahon each tallied a goal as well.

McMahon's goal came late in the game after she corralled a draw control. The defender charged up the field, made Davidson players miss, and scored the second goal of her career. Her first career goal came three years ago in 2021.

Stanford was also extremely effective on its free position attempts. The Cardinal earned 11 during the game and converted six, including three from Sarah Jaques.

Defensively, Stanford caused problems for the Wildcats throughout the game. The Cardinal forced 11 turnovers, led by Emma Capanna with three, and collected 26 ground balls.

Lucy Pearson and Olivia Geoghan split the goalkeeping duties, with the former earning the start and making three saves in 30 minutes of action. Geoghan took the cage in the second half, allowing only one goal from a free position attempt and making five saves across the final two periods.

Stanford will look to extend its winning streak on Saturday as the team hosts Army at Cagan Stadium at 1 p.m. in the final game of its three-game homestand.