The No. 6 Cardinal field hockey team faced fierce offenses this weekend on the East Coast, suffering its first loss since the beginning of the season. Despite the 3-1 defeat at the hands of No. 5 Syracuse on Saturday, Stanford was able to bounce back on Sunday by holding off No. 11 Albany 2-1.
Syracuse field hockey
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.