After 14 seasons in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Stanford lacrosse (11-5, 6-2 MPSF) will enter its last MPSF Championship tournament on Thursday and look to claim its 10th trophy when it starts its slate of weekend action against Bay Area rival and No. 6 seed Cal (5-12, 2-6) in Los Angeles.
In the final weekend series of the regular season, Stanford lacrosse (11-5, 6-2 MPSF) displayed strong play heading into the MPSF championships next week yet split the weekend. The Cardinal started the weekend with a 15-12 loss against No. 8 USC (14-3, 8-0) on Friday before dominating the San Diego State Aztecs (9-7, 3-5) 19-8 behind an 11-goal first half on Sunday.
In the final weekend homestand of the regular season, Stanford lacrosse (10-4, 5-1 MPSF) looks to continue its recent success and earn its first victory against a ranked opponent. The Cardinal are set to square off against conference opponent No. 6 USC (12-3, 6-0) before finishing the season against the San Diego State (8-6, 2-4) on…
Lacrosse’s (10-4, 3-1 MPSF) 15-12 victory over bay area rival Berkeley (4-11, 2-5) was a milestone nine seasons in the making for Cardinal head coach Amy Bokker as the coaching veteran extended her perfect record against the Golden Bears to 13-0 and reached her 100th victory while at the helm at Stanford.
Lacrosse (9-4, 4-1 MPSF) heads north across the bay to square off against struggling rival Cal Berkeley (4-10, 3-5 MPSF) after completing a victorious two-game homestand during last week’s action.
Stanford has consistently been led by senior leaders Elizabeth Cusick and Kelsey Murray as Murray has scored five goals in the last two Cardinal wins to power Stanford’s offense. Murray’s 10-goal week brought her tally to a team-leading 39 goals on the season while teammate Cusick sits at second with 30 goals.
After a recent tough slate, Stanford lacrosse (8-5, 3-1 MPSF) got the much-needed conference win against the Fresno State Bulldogs (8-6, 1-5 MPSF) in dominant fashion by scoring 10 unanswered goals to start the game and finishing with a 17-4 victory.
The Cardinal’s usual playmakers once again fully displayed their offensive powers as the likes of Kelsey Murray and Elizabeth Cusick led their team to an offensive blowout against conference opponent Bulldogs. Murray started the game remarkably, finding the back of the net 5 times in the opening 15 minutes to propel Stanford on its first half run that essentially ended the game before it started.
Despite a valiant effort from junior goalie Allie DaCar, Stanford lacrosse (7-4, 2-1 MPSF) ultimately couldn’t overcome a high-firing No. 6 Colorado Buffs squad (12-1, 4-0 MPSF) that held the Cardinal to their lowest single-game shot tally all season en route to earning its first program victory over Stanford with their 13-8 victory on Friday.
No. 19 Stanford lacrosse (7-3, 1-0 MPSF) traveled cross-country during last week’s break to square off against Ivy league rivals Harvard (6-4) and Yale (7-5), splitting the East Coast road trip by dropping the second 15-12 to the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday after earning a walk-off victory in the Cardinal’s first match 10-9 against the Crimson.