2022 Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Tournament Day 2 Recap
Tempe, Ariz. — No. 1 STANFORD and No. 3 Arizona State will meet for the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament Championship for the first time in tournament history. The Cardinal advanced after defeating No. 5 OREGON, 21-9, in Thursday’s first semifinal, while the Sun Devils used a 3-0 fourth quarter run to edge No. 2 USC in the nightcap, 13-12.
The day began with a strong offensive performance by Stanford as the Cardinal took down No. 5 Oregon, 21-9, in the semifinal round of the tournament. Stanford’s offense had eight different scorers tally a goal against the Ducks, with six of the eight Cardinal scorers bagging multiple goals on the day.
Pac-12 all-conference midfielder’s Annabel Frist scored a career-high seven goals. Fellow midfielder Ailish Kelly and Cardinal attacker Ali Baiocco each tallied hat tricks. Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Ashley Humphrey tied Annabel Frist for the lead in points with seven, after recording five assists and a pair of goals. Humphrey’s season assists are just 11 shy of the NCAA record, totaling 75. All-Pac-12 selection Galen Lew led the team in draw controls and ground balls. The fifth-year attacker secured four of the Cardinal’s 12 draw controls and gathered three ground balls while also tallying two goals and two assists.
The Cardinal also had a strong showing on defense from Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year, Kara Rahaim. The junior goalkeeper held the Ducks to only nine goals in the game, recording a 50% save percentage on the day and topping her own Pac-12 leading average by nearly 4% while marking the sixth time this season Stanford's opponent has been held to less than 10 goals.
The nightcap was punctuated with a resilient defensive showing from No. 3 Arizona State, which held USC scoreless for a critical 11-minute stretch in the fourth quarter as ASU went on a 3-0 run to claim a hard-fought 13-12 victory over No. 2 USC. The win marks the first time the Sun Devils have defeated USC at Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium and only the second time in program history that ASU has beaten the Trojans.
Emily Munro and Carley Adams led the way for the Sun Devils with three goals each, with Emily Glagolev dishing out four assists. In a pivotal fourth-quarter performance, Arizona State’s Carley Adams recorded a hat trick for the 23rd time in her career and responded to USC’s 11-10 lead by finishing off a feed from fellow captain Emily Glagolev to tie the game at 11 in the fourth quarter. This marked Glagolev’s third game of the season and 11th of her career with four or more assists.
In the final quarter, it was midfielder Taylor Pinzone's goal that gave ASU a 12-11 lead over the Trojans with less than four minutes left. Freshman attacker Mina Scott scored what would go down as the game-winning goal with 2:41 left to put ASU up 13-11. The Sun Devils held the advantage over USC in draw controls, 16-12, and ground balls, 23-15, with eight different Sun Devils collecting at least two ground balls. Arizona State advances to the Pac-12 Championship Game for the first time in program history, becoming the first team besides USC, Stanford, or Colorado to make it to the finals.
Coverage of the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse Tournament championship game begins on Saturday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. MT at Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.