April 18, 2004
DURHAM, N.C. - The No. 20 ranked Stanford University women's lacrosse team bounced back from Friday's 9-5 loss at Duke with a big 16-5 win over Davidson College at Duke University's turf field on Sunday. With the win, the Cardinal improve to 8-6 on the season, while the Wildcats fall to 3-12.
Sparked by three first half goals from senior Abbi Hills, Stanford raced out to a 9-0 lead in the first period to cruise to the easy win. Davidson's Ruthie Hill scored the first of her team-high four goals before the period ended and the Cardinal held a 9-1 halftime advantage.
Hill then scored the first two goals of the second period to cut Stanford's lead to 9-3. The Cardinal answered back with five consecutive goals to build an insurmountable 14-3 lead with almost 20 minutes remaining in the match, capped by an unassisted goal by senior defender Katie Grube. The teams each added two more goals before the end of the game to provide the final tally.
Hills' three goals led the Cardinal, who had 11 different players in the scoring column. Sophomore Sarah Bach and freshman Michelle DeChant each had a game-high two assists to go along with one goal scored apiece. Juniors Nina Pantano and Claire and Julia Calzonetti each tallied two goals apiece in the win.
Davidson was led by Hill who scored four goals, while sophomore Leslie Smith had 13 saves, nine in the second half, in goal.
The Cardinal return to The Farm to host Loyola on Saturday, April 24th in the last home game of the season.