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Field hockey heads into weekend road trip against ranked opponents

Freshman attacker Corinne Zanolli (above) finds herself leading the team with eight goals on the season.(HECTOR GARCIA-MOLINA/Stanford Athletics)

No. 8 Stanford field hockey (7-3, 4-0 America East) won seven games in a row before last week’s 2-3 overtime loss to Ohio State. Over their seven-game winning streak, the Cardinal outscored their opponents 20-10 and claimed two overtime victories. Now, Stanford looks to rebound and start a new win streak as it travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on No. 23 Rutgers (7-4, 2-1 Big Ten) and No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 4-0 Big Ten).

Rutgers is coming off a 3-2 loss to No. 10 Northwestern and will play Michigan on Friday before its matchup against the Cardinal. Michigan, on the other hand, has won six games in a row, five of which have been shutouts. Stanford will need to bring top offense against the Wolverines. Freshman attacker Corinne Zanolli leads the Cardinal with her eight goals on the year. Zanolli has been on fire lately, scoring five goals in her last three games.

On defense, Stanford continues to rely on dominant goalkeeping from sophomore Kelsey Bing, who ranks third in the nation with a 0.813 save percentage. Bing has been a constant for the Cardinal this season, starting in all 10 games so far, racking up 65 saves.

Stanford’s will play Rutgers on Saturday at 1 p.m. before a Sunday match against Michigan at 11 a.m.

 

Contact Laura Anderson at lauraand ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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