Field Hockey Topped by No. 23 Maine
ORONO, Maine – Heading to New England for its final conference weekend, Stanford field hockey fell to No. 23 Maine in a high-scoring affair, 4-2, on Friday afternoon. The Cardinal drops to 7-8 this season with a 3-4 mark in the America East.
Lynn Vanderstichele had a season-high three points, with a goal and an assist, while Haley Mossmer scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Mossmer has scored in five of the past six games, and six of the past eight. Daisy Ford made six saves between the posts.
The Black Bears struck first at 9:02 in the opening frame, but Stanford responded in the second quarter off the stick of Vanderstichele. The senior weaved through a pair of Maine defenders before blasting a powerful shot into the back of the net. The score was her fourth this season, and the teams left for the half tied at 1-1.
Maine added two goals in the third, but Mossmer pulled one back at the start of the fourth quarter on the penalty corner. An initial shot was blocked, but Vanderstichele was able to poke the ball to Mossmer for a shot that made its way across the line. Despite holding a 17-11 advantage in shots, and forcing eight Maine saves, the Black Bears added a fourth goal to close out the game.
Stanford finishes its regular season on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at New Hampshire. The game will air on AmericaEast.tv.