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.
No. 21 Stanford field hockey (13-4, 5-0 America East) gears up for the last game of their regular season against Pacific (9-7, 3-2 America East) this Friday at 7pm on the Varsity Turf.
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. 21 Stanford (10-4, 2-0, America East) travels to Sacramento for a battle against Pacific (8-6, 2-1, America East) this Friday. Expect a gritty struggle for redemption as Pacific attempts to overcome both their September 1-2 loss to the Cardinal and a recent 0-5 defeat to No. 29 William & Mary (7-5, 3-0, CAA). Despite some star performances, the Tigers’ record has been relatively mixed. On the other hand, Stanford has won 10 of their past 11 games with excellent plays from both veterans and young-guns.
No. 21 Stanford field hockey (10-4, 2-0 America East) claimed victory against No. 29 William and Mary (7-5, 3-0 CAA) in an intense 4-3 shootout on Monday afternoon at the Varsity Turf. Coming off of a triumphant 3-2 win over their cross-bay rival competitor, No. 26 Cal (3-9, 0-2 America East), the Cardinal restarts another game winning streak with two back-to-back wins.