Big Splash Sweep
BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 2 Stanford emerged victorious in a tight battle in Berkeley, holding off No. 4 California on Sunday afternoon, 10-9. The win was Stanford's second in as many days against Cal, as the Cardinal sweeps the Big Splash, winning its eighth straight against the Golden Bears.
No. 2 Stanford 10 - No. 4 California 9
The home team took the early lead, as Cal jumped up 2-0 on the Cardinal before goals from Hannah Shabb and Sarah Klass evened things up early in the second period.
From there, the teams traded goals before two straight from Stanford before halftime to take a 6-4 advantage, including a hat trick from Klass.
The Golden Bears tied things up at 6-6, and again at 7-7 in the final second of the third period. With the match on the line, Stanford responded with Jewel Roemer's first goal of the game, followed by another from Hannah Constandse less than a minute later, making it 9-7.
That two-goal cushion was key for the Cardinal, who held off Cal in the final seconds, forcing a turnover to win it.
Stanford returns home for its final two regular season games of the season next weekend against San Jose State.
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 4 California
April 18, 2021 • Berkeley, Calif.
CAL 2 – 2 – 3 – 2 = 9
STAN 1 – 5 – 1 – 3 = 10
California Goals: Kitty Lynn Joustra (2), Cassidy Ball (1), Maryn Dempsey (1), Brigit Mulder (1), Elli Protopapas (1), Shea Salvino (1), Cecily Turner (1), Reagan Whitney (1)
Stanford Goals: Hannah Constandse (3), Sarah Klass (3), Hannah Shabb (2), Jewel Roemer (1), Sophie Wallace (1)
Saves: Emalia Eichelberger (5), Cassidy Ball (10)