The No. 11 Stanford field hockey team’s 2012 campaign came to a close on Saturday morning in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Cardinal (16-7, 6-0 NorPac) was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 4-1 loss to No. 1 North Carolina. Four different Tar Heels registered goals, while Kelsey Harbin scored for Stanford.
After recording a 3-0 win over Miami (OH) on Tuesday, the No. 11 Stanford field hockey team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 12th… Continue Reading »
The last six NorPac women’s field hockey finals have featured Bay Area rivals Stanford and Cal. This season, only one-half of the field was the same as No. 14 Stanford took on upstart Liberty University. The unfamiliar opponent didn’t faze the Cardinal (15-6, 6-0 NorPac) as it posted a 3-0 win to earn its fifth NorPac title in six years.
The Cardinal faced top-ranked Syracuse on Friday and the nation’s sole unbeaten team, No. 4 Connecticut, on Sunday. Stanford lost both matches but hoped to benefit from the experience of facing the country’s best teams before its return to the Farm.
After starting the season with three losses in the first four games, Stanford women’s field hockey has turned it on of late, with eight victories in the past nine matches and a clean start to conference play after the No. 14 Cardinal knocked off UC-Davis and Pacific over the weekend.
Senior Becky Dru was a First Team All-American last year, and this year she captains the No. 14 Stanford field hockey team as it looks to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years. The Stanford Daily sat down with the Buckinghamshire, England native to talk all things British, Stanford and field hockey.
Despite an early scoring strike that had North Carolina’s squad squirming, Stanford’s field hockey team couldn’t quite spring the upset over a talented Tar Heels squad on Sunday, ultimately losing 6-2.