Strong Start Beats SDSU
STANFORD, Calif. - A quick start gave No. 3 Stanford early momentum, as eight different Cardinal found the back of the net in a 16-10 victory over No. 14 San Diego State on Sunday. The win moves Stanford to 3-1 on the year.
No. 3 Stanford 16 - No. 14 San Diego State 10
It didn't take long for the Cardinal to assert its dominance at Avery Aquatic Center, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the opening five minutes of play, featuring two goals from Lexi Rowell.
The Aztecs found their footing, scoring two of the final three goals in the period, but Stanford's offense was relentless. Hannah Shabb and Sarah Klass extended the lead to open the second, with another two goals from Shabb to enter the break up 11-5.
SDSU edged Stanford in the third period, 3-2, but the Cardinal never let the Aztecs get within four goals, eventually closing out the match with a 16-10 victory. Emalia Eichelberger played the lions share of minutes in the cage, collecting 10 saves for the Cardinal, who finished 4-of-8 on powerplay opportunities.
No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 14 San Diego State
March 14, 2021 • Stanford, Calif.
SDSU 3 – 2 – 3 – 2 = 10
STAN 7 – 4 – 2 – 3 = 16
San Diego State Goals: Jessica Leckich 2, Samanatha Loughlin 2, Emily Bennett 1, Karli Canale 1, Faith Cerussi 1, Maddie Higginson 1, Nicole Iturraran 1, Laurene Padilla 1
Stanford Goals: Hannah Shabb 4, Sarah Klass 3, Jewel Roemer 2, Lexi Rowell 2, Sophie Wallace 2, Chloe Harbilas 1, Katie Lyons 1, Madison Stamen 1