April 25, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - A late comeback effort fell short as the 14th-ranked Stanford women's lacrosse team suffered a 15-14 overtime loss Thursday night at UC Davis.
The Aggies' Elizabeth Datino scored the game-winning overtime goal with just two seconds remaining in the match to claim the upset.
Stanford (10-5, 5-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) overcame an 11-6 deficit in the final 15 minutes of play to force the game into overtime.
After UC Davis (6-9, 3-5 MPSF) scored five unanswered goals in a three minute and 23 second span in the second half, Stanford responded with a 7-1 scoring run to take a 13-12 lead with three minutes and 11 seconds to play.
The Aggies' Hannah Mirza knotted the game at 13-all with just less than two minutes to play in regulation to take the game into overtime.
Rachel Ozer opened the overtime period with a free-position goal to give Stanford the early lead, but the Aggies scored twice in the final minute of play to claim the victory.
Kyle Fraser led Stanford with a terrific night of shooting, scoring five goals on seven shots. She also claimed three draw controls.
Hannah Farr and Julia Burns contributed strong offensive games as well, each scoring a hat trick and picking up an assist to finish the game with four points apiece.
Anna Kim helped Stanford's possession effort, claiming a team-high five draw controls.
Goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz made 11 saves and played the entire 66 minutes.
Elizabeth Landry and Datino led the Aggies with six points apiece.
The Cardinal got off to a rocky start as it found itself in a 3-1 deficit just 10 minutes into the first half. Stanford and UC Davis traded goals the remainder of the period and the Aggies took a 5-4 lead into halftime.
Stanford will look to get back on track and conclude its regular season with a victory as it heads to California on Saturday at 1 p.m. (PT) for the "Lacrosse the Bay" matchup.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.