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Card Falls Short

Oct 23, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. - Despite playing without several key players, No. 4 Stanford led the majority of the game against No. 3 USC but a late rally from the Trojans sealed the important MPSF victory for the road team, 15-11.

The loss drops Stanford to 14-4 overall and 0-2 in league play. The Cardinal is back in action on Sunday, hosting No. 14 UC Irvine.

No. 4 Stanford 11 - No. 3 USC 15

True to form, the Cardinal shot out of the gates quickly, scoring three of the game's first four goals, including a penalty goal from Tyler Abramson and two from Walker Seymour.

After USC took the lead at 4-3, the two traded goals before a long ball from AJ Rossman to give Stanford a 6-5 halftime lead. 

The early portion of the third frame belonged to the Cardinal, as Stanford rattled off three straight goals in the opening two and a half minutes to own a 9-5 advantage. The Trojans responded with three straight of their own in less than 90 seconds, as Stanford's cushion was quickly erased.

Larsen Weigle fired his lone goal of the afternoon to end the third with Stanford up 11-10, but USC proceeded to put the clamps on and continue its offensive momentum in the final stanza, closing out the 15-11 victory.

No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 3 USC
Oct. 23, 2021 • Stanford, Calif.
USC 3 – 2 – 5 – 5 = 15
STAN 3 – 3 – 5 – 0 = 11
USC Goals: Jake Ehrhardt (3), Marcus Longton (3), Jacob Mercep (2), Ashworth Molthen (2), Wyatt Barker (1), Hannes Daube (1), Carson Kranz (1), Alexander Lansill (1), Chris Sturtevant (1)

Stanford Goals: Tyler Abramson (3), Walker Seymour (3), AJ Rossman (2), Beck Jurasius (1), Ethan Parrish (1), Larsen Weigle (1)

Saves: Nolan Krutonog (11), Nic Porter (15)