Women's Lacrosse

Third Straight Win

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Cardinal earned its third win in a row on Saturday afternoon taking down Pac-12 foe San Diego State 19-5. It was No.17 Stanford's third straight win scoring at least 18 goals and allowing eight or fewer.

The Cardinal improves to 8-3 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in Pac-12 play.

Stanford jumped out of the gates early, taking a commanding lead by the time the teams entered the locker rooms after the first half. 

Throughout the first two quarters, 20 of Stanford's 25 shots were on target. The Cardinal was perfect from the eight meter mark, going 3-3.

Stanford only allowed four goals in the first half while Lucy Pearson recorded five saves during the opening 30 minutes of action.

Annabel Frist recorded a hat trick in the first quarter and 11 draw controls in the first half, helping put the Cardinal in the driver seat right from the jump. She finished the day with a season high five goals and a total of 14 draw controls.

Stanford's defense stifled the Aztec attack from the first whistle. The Cardinal forced six turnovers in the first half, including two CTs each from Madison McPherson and Sophia Brindisi

McPherson went on to add a third CT in the second half to lead the team to 11 total in the game. The graduate student also netted her first Stanford goal to add to the lead in the second half.

The final two periods was much of the same, as Stanford added eight more goals while only allowing one the other direction.

Ailish Kelly and Aliya Polisky each recorded a hat trick. Jay Browne led the team in assists with three while Sarah Jaques dished two as well.

10 total players scored a goal, including two from Rylee Bouvier, and one each from Jordyn Case, Ava Arceri, Elise Murphy, Maddigan Miller, and Katy Gilbert.

The Cardinal outpaced the Aztecs in nearly every statistical category, leading the way in shots (42-20), shots on goal (37-12), draw controls (20-6), free position goals (5-2), free position attempts (6-4), turnovers (11-22), and caused turnovers (11-4).

Stanford returns to action next weekend in a pivotal Pac-12 matchup against USC. The Cardinal will celebrate its senior class following the completion of the game.