Card Holds off Bruins
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford never trailed against UCLA, but its' 12-11 victory at Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday was close throughout.
Chloe Harbilas, Sarah Klass, and Jewel Roemer scored three goals apiece, and Hannah Constandse had two as No. 2 Stanford improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Klass also had two steals and Cardinal goalie Emalia Eichelberger had 10 saves.
The margin never extended beyond three goals and No. 3 UCLA (4-1, 2-1) closed within a single goal eight times and pulled even at 8-8 with 3:31 left in the third quarter. Klass and Roemer each scored to give Stanford a 10-8 lead, but the Bruins closed within a goal three more times and had a chance to tie in the final seconds.
After Sophie Wallace put the Cardinal in front, 12-10, with 55 seconds left, UCLA's Anneliese Miller answered 16 seconds later after the Bruins had pulled their goalie.
Stanford used the entire shot clock, but UCLA had a final possession with four seconds left and its final shot was saved by Eichelberger.
After a season-opening loss to Arizona State, the Cardinal has won six straight. Klass leads the squad with 24 goals and Harbilas is next with 18.
Stanford and UCLA play again at Avery, on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Stanford 12, UCLA 11
UCLA 2 3 3 3 – 11
Stanford 4 3 2 3 – 12
UCLA goals: Bella Baia 2, Brooke Maxson 2, Katrina Drake 2, Anneliese Miller 2, Skylar Savar 1, Hannah Palmer 1, Lexi Liebowitz 1.
Stanford Goals: Chloe Harbilas 3, Sarah Klass 3, Jewel Roemer 3, Hannah Constandse 2, Sophie Wallace 1.
Saves: Georgia Phillips (UCLA) 5; Emalia Eichelberger (Stanford) 10.