Sitting as the number one seed in the Western Division and the defending America East Champions, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (10-7, 5-2 America East) made short work of UMass Lowell (9-11, 3-5) in Thursday’s 5-1 quarterfinal victory in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Needing a win to clinch the number one seed in the West Division of the America East Conference, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (10-7, 4-2) produced a dominant performance against UC Davis (1-16, 0-6) on Saturday’s senior night. In their final regular season home game, senior attackers Marissa Cicione and Kristina Bassi led the Cardinal offense to a 6-2 victory, the most goals Stanford has scored in a single game this season.
Playing against two conference opponents, No. 17 Stanford field hockey (9-7, 3-2 America East) dropped an away match against Pacific (8-7, 4-2) before coming home to defeat rival Cal (9-7, 4-2) on Sunday.
Coming off a split last weekend, No. 17 Stanford field hockey (8-6, 2-1 America East) will travel to take on No. 23 Pacific (6-7, 2-2) before returning to the Farm after nine straight road matches to play No. 36 Cal Berkeley (8-6, 3-1).
A weekend road trip for No. 14 Stanford field hockey (8-6, 2-1 America East) came with mixed results, as the Cardinal went 1-1 against conference opponents UC Davis (1-12, 0-2) and No. 35 ranked Cal (8-6, 3-1). The Cardinal cruised to a 5-0 shutout at Davis on Friday afternoon before falling 4-2 to the rival Golden Bears on Sunday.
No. 13 Stanford field hockey (7-5, 4-0 America East) currently sits second behind No. 35 Cal Berkeley (7-5, 2-0) in the America East Conference West Division with five conference matchups left in the season. Currently on a three-loss skid, the Cardinal have an opportunity this weekend to get back in the win column and claim the top spot in their division ahead of postseason play. Stanford will hit the road on Friday to take on the UC Davis Aggies (1-11, 0-1) before facing rival Cal on Sunday.
In a tough road weekend against two ranked opponents, No. 12 Stanford field hockey (7-5, 4-0 America East) fell in an overtime heartbreaker to No. 20 Rutgers (8-5, 2-2 Big Ten) before seeing its offense dry up against No. 4 Michigan (11-2, 5-0 Big Ten).
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).