One week after a 4-3 shootout loss to No. 15 Northwestern, No. 21 Stanford (2-2, 0-0 American East) toppled No. 7 Michigan (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten) in another Friday shootout. The win capped a comeback mounted by the late-game heroics of star junior attacker Corinne Zanolli and senior goalkeeper Kelsey Bing.
No. 23 Stanford Field Hockey (0-1) opened the season at home Friday morning for the first time since 2016 with a faceoff with No.15 Northwestern (1-0). Both the Cardinal and the Wildcats put in strong performances, but Northwestern eked out the win 4-3 in a shootout.
For the third year in a row, No. 21 Stanford field hockey opens up its season with the Stanford Invitational against No. 15 Northwestern and No. 4 Connecticut. The Cardinal will host Northwestern on Friday, followed by Connecticut on Sunday.
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.
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.
Coming off a four game winning streak high, No. 21 Stanford field hockey (13-4, 5-0 America East) banged another one in against UC Davis (6-12, 0-7 America East) in a 3-0 shutout on Wednesday afternoon at UC Davis, improving their conference record to a pristine 5-0 in America East.
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.