March 29, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Julie Christy scored a career-high five goals for No. 14 Stanford, but it wasn't enough in a 20-12 loss to No. 2 Maryland in a nonconference women's lacrosse game on Sunday.
Maryland (11-0) scored the first four goals and led 8-2 with goals from eight different players.
However, Stanford (7-3) got three goals from Christy in the final 10 minutes of the first half to help the Cardinal draw within 12-8, only for Maryland to answer with two goals at the outset of the second half to re-take control. Brittany Jones scored a game-high six for Maryland, a 10-time national champion.
Christy's total was one away from tying the school single-game record and eclipsed her previous high of four, against Saint Mary's on March 6.
Sarah Flynn scored Stanford's final two goals to take over the team goal-scoring lead, with 21, and finished with five goals on the team's 1-1 trip. Flynn, Lauren Schmidt (19), Dana Lindsay (19) and Christy (18) all are closely bunched atop the team's leader board.
The 20 goals were the most allowed by Stanford since a 20-6 loss to Cornell in 2002 and the second-most in school history.
Stanford (4-0 in the conference) returns to action with its biggest Mountain Pacific Sports Federation games of the season, at home against Denver (2-0 MPSF) on April 10 and California (2-1) on April 12. A Stanford victory in either game would ensure a first-round bye in the MPSF tournament, to be held at Stanford April 23-26.
Maryland 20, Stanford 12
Stanford 8 4 - 12
Maryland 12 8 - 20
S - Christy (5 goals, 0 assists), Flynn (2-1), Hubbard (1-2), K. Nesbitt (1-1), Schwab (1-1), Foard (1-1), Lindsay (1-0), Schmidt (0-2).
M - Bri. Jones (6-0), Mollison (4-3), Bra. Jones (2-2), Merrifield (2-1), Johnson (2-1), McFadden (2-0), Taylor (1-1), Spinnenweber (1-0), Poist (0-1).
Records - Stanford 7-3, Maryland 11-0.