April 19, 2013

Six-Goal Run Propels Stanford Past Oregon

from press release

STANFORD, Calif. – Six consecutive goals from 15th-ranked Stanford midway through the first half propelled the Cardinal to a convincing 15-8 victory over visiting Oregon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest at Laird Q. Cagen Stadium Friday evening.

The six-goal outburst, propelled by two goals apiece for Anna Kim and Rachel Ozer, erased a sluggish start for Stanford (9-4, 4-1 MPSF) and a 2-1 deficit. The Cardinal never looked back, utilizing a harassing defense to consistency turn over the visiting Ducks (7-8, 2-4 MPSF) in taking a 9-3 lead into halftime.

Stanford upped its lead to 12-4 early in the second half before play settled down.

Stanford forced 26 Oregon turnovers and consistently turned those miscues into points with an athletic, precision attack in the offensive zone. Stanford peppered Oregon with 41 shots; goalie Caroline Federighi played well with 16 saves but could do no more as five Cardinal players registered at least two goals.

Ozer led the way, scoring three of her four goals during a span of 11 minutes in the first half, and giving her 22 goals to date. Anna Lentz added three goals on four shots while Kim, Hannah Fair (two assists) and Julia Burns all logged two.

Megan Lerner provided a special performance, controlling five draws, while the quicker Cardinal got to 22 ground balls on the day. Lyndsey Munoz (9-4) went the distance in net making five of her six saves in the second half.

Nikki Puszcz and Kate Cathell led Oregon with two goals while Shannon Propst was active with a goal and three assists.   

Stanford returns to action on Sunday with its final regular season home game at 1 p.m. against San Diego State.

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