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.
On Sunday, No. 20 Stanford Field Hockey (12-4, 4-0 America East) beat Cal (5-10, 2-3 America East) in the second of two matches between the rivals this season. Sunday’s game was a case of déjà vu, as the Cardinal first bested the Golden Bears 3-2 at Berkeley two weeks ago, and then did the same yesterday; Stanford has won 11 of the past 13 games against Cal.
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.
“We’re kind of bubbling on the surface and we’re ready now…there’s no other journey this team could have gone on,” said Stanford field hockey head coach Tara Danielson after the final match of the regular season.
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.
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.
No. 12 Stanford field hockey (14-6, 5-1 AEC) fell 3-0 Saturday against No. 4 UNC (18-5, 3-4 ACC) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The loss marks the end of the 2016 season, in which the team earned its first conference title since 2012 and first America East Conference Championship. North Carolina dominated the…