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Scoring Droughts Spurn Stanford

Oct 15, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 1 Stanford's perfect start to the season came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the previously unbeaten Cardinal dropped a 10-6 decision to No. 3 UCLA on The Farm. The Cardinal is now 17-1 on the year and 0-1 after its first official MPSF contest.

Jackson Painter led the way with three goals for Stanford.

No. 1 Stanford 6 - No. 3 UCLA 10

The offensive woes that would plague Stanford throughout the match weren't there from the opening whistle, as the Cardinal scored on its opening two possessions, the first being just 22 seconds into the game. The Bruins responded on their first chance as well, while the remainder of the opening period featured steals, saves and offensive fouls, leaving the score at 2-1.

With so much success throughout the season at feeding the center, Stanford could never quite seem to find its offensive rhythm, with UCLA coming out with the ball in the middle nearly every time on defense. It was either team's game at halftime with the score 4-4, after both squads sneaked the ball past the goal line to end the half.

The third period proved to be the deciding quarter of the contest, as the Bruins exploded offensively and Stanford stalled out. All together, UCLA strung together a 6-0 scoring run and the Cardinal went on a nearly 13 minute scoring drought, allowing the Bruins to clinch the victory.

The Cardinal is back in action next weekend for three games: first at Pacific and then two at Santa Clara for the Julian Fraser Memorial.

No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 3 UCLA
Oct. 15, 2022 • Stanford Calif.
UCLA 1 – 3 – 4 – 2 = 10
STAN 2 – 2 – 0 – 2 = 6
UCLA Goals: Chase Dodd (4), Makoto Kenney (2), Jake Cavano (1), Gianpiero de Martire (1), Evan Rosenfeld (1), Noah Rowe (1)

Stanford Goals: Jackson Painter (3), Ethan Parrish (2), Jack Martin (1)

Saves: Nolan Krutonog (3), Bernardo Maurizi (4)