Early Miscues Cost Oregon at No. 25 Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford outscored Oregon 8-1 in the first quarter en route to a 17-5 win on Sunday.
How it Happened: The Cardinal jumped out to an early lead over the Ducks, forcing five turnovers in the first quarter and turning them into transition opportunities on the other end. Stanford opened the game on a 6-0 run and led 8-1 after the opening period.
Lillian Stump and Shonly Wallace attempted to get the Oregon attack back on track in the first half, combining for all three of the Ducks' first half goals. Wallace's second goal just beat the buzzer at halftime as she fired away from a tough angle to make it 12-3.
Oregon's defense improved after the break, holding Stanford's offense to five goals in the second half. Freshman goalie Paige Crowther entered the game late in the second quarter and finished with six saves and a .545 save percentage. Sydney Lawrence had three caused turnovers and three ground balls, her fourth game of the season with at least three caused turnovers.
The Ducks also saw bright spots from freshman attacker Lauren Rismani, who assisted on both of Oregon's fourth quarter goals. Rismani found both Morgan McCarthy and Nakeeya McCardell from behind the cage for the second and third assists of her career.
Up Next: Oregon travels to UC Davis on Saturday, April 9 for its final non-conference matchup of the regular season.