March 22, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - After two weeks off for dead week and finals, the Cardinal will be back in action when it travels to Providence, R.I., to face Brown on Sunday at 10:00 a.m, PT. Stanford (2-4) will look to get its five-game road swing off to a good start against the Bears (4-3).
Stanford has righted the ship after a tough start, winning two of the last three. That stretch included wins over then No. 9 James Madison and a tough New Hampshire squad. Emilie Boeri has led the Cardinal, scoring eight goals and tallying six assists in the two victories. Overall, Boeri has scored a team-leading 13 goals and dished out a team-leading nine assists. Second leading scorer is her sister Anna Boeri who has 12 goals, while Catherine Swanson is also in double figures with 10.
Swans on leads the team with 21 draw controls, while Elizabeth Adam has been the teams' top defender with seven caused turnovers and 17 ground balls. In net, Lyndsey Munoz has seen every minute of the season and has made 60 saves.
Stanford is 2-2 all-time against Brown, including last season when Stanford knocked off the Bears, 12-8. Last season, Stanford got four goals from Sarah Flynn in the victory, but it was also Maria Fortino's best game as she scored twice off the bench.
Brown was routed by Ohio State in its opener, but has won four of six since. Most recently, the Bears put back-to-back wins together against Quinnipiac and Bryant. The latter secured the Ocean State Cup for Brown in the battle between state of Rhode Island rivals.
The Bears are led in scoring by Kaela McGilloway who leads the team with 16 goals and 13 assists. The 29 total points ties McGilloway for 43rd in the nation. The other top goal scorers for Brown are Bre Hudgins (13), Danielle Mastro (10) and Julia Keller (10).
Isabel Harvey has five of the seven starts in goal, but Kellie Roddy has actually played more minutes. The duo each have two wins and very similar statistics overall.
The game against Brown will be one of five in 14 days on the road for Stanford. The initial road trip to the East Coast will be to face Brown, Harvard and Albany in a period of six days. Then, Stanford will return home before departing on separate trips to face MPSF opponents, Fresno State and Denver. The Cardinal do not return home until Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.