On Saturday, No. 22 Stanford field hockey (14-6, 5-1 America East) was knocked out of the conference tournament in the semifinal game against No. 18 Maine (16-4, 5-3 America East) with a 0-3 decision. The Cardinal, thrown off by the Black Bears’ early lead, could not secure a goal despite taking more shots and ramping up the pressure in the second half. The Black Bears went on to the final match of the tournament but lost to No. 1 Albany (16-4, 6-2 America East) with a 0-2 result.
No. 22 Stanford field hockey (14-5, 5-1 America East) triumphed over the University of New Hampshire (6-12, 3-5 America East) in a close 4-3 quarterfinal game in the America East conference tournament. The Cardinal started off strong with a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half, but the Wildcats retaliated with a hat trick of their own. Stanford was finally able to secure the victory after a late-game finisher by freshman defender Molly Redgrove.
With the conclusion of the field hockey regular season this past Sunday, the 2018 America East Field Hockey Championship bracket has been determined and has eight teams heading to Stanford University for the tournament, which takes place November 1st through 4th. The first game for No. 22 Stanford (13-5, 5-1 America East) is on Thursday, November 1st at 1PM PST. against the No. 36 New Hampshire Wildcats (6-11, 3-5 America East).
This past Friday, No. 21 Stanford Field Hockey (13-5, 5-1 America East) lost 1-2 to Pacific (10-7, 4-1 America East) at Varsity Turf in the final game of the regular season. The Cardinal have had quite the run against the Tigers so far, beating them 2-1 back in September and 4-2 in mid-October.
No. 20 Stanford Field Hockey (12-4, 4-0 America East) travels today for a clash against UC Davis (6-11, 0-5 America East), marking the second game between the two teams during the regular season. Last time these two met, the Cardinal wiped the floor with a 5-0 victory, also securing the 130th career victory for Stanford head coach Tara Danielson. This entire season has been chock-full of glory for the indomitable Cardinal, and the squad currently holds a four-game winning streak.
Three days after clinching a spot in the NCAA tournament with its second consecutive America East Conference Championship victory, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (13-7, 4-2) will return home to take on Miami (Ohio) University (11-8, 8-0 Mid-American) in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs.
Stanford women’s field hockey (6-1) is on a roll. Currently on a six-game win streak, the Cardinal will look to continue their strong play when they kick off their conference schedule on Sept. 18 against Bay Area rival California. Since a heartbreaking opening-day overtime loss to then-No. 4 Syracuse, the team has been unbeatable, particularly due to excellent…