Feb. 10, 2001
Berkeley, CA - In the first game of the 2001 lacrosse season the Cardinal came out strong with a 7-4 victory over Bay Area rival Cal-Berkeley. After a score of 3-3 at halftime Stanford dominated the second half, with sophomore goalkeeper Rachael Neumann allowing only 1 goal out of 21 shots. This was the Cardinal's first game under head coach Michele Uhlfelder (Maryland '91), a former National Team Player and assistant coach at Duke.
Sophomore Addie Strumolo scored Stanford's first goal at 7:51 into the first half to tie the game early. Freshman Abbi Hills and sophomore Liz Lanese led the team with 2 goals apiece and senior Katharine Barnes added 2 assists. Stanford took only 22 shots compared to the Golden Bear's 33, capitalizing on their ability to convert, along with their defense - including 16 saves by Neumann.
This Western Women's Lacrosse League (WWLL) match puts the Cardinal at 1-0 overall and in the conference. Next weekend they open their home season at Maloney Field when they play UC-Davis on Saturday, February 17 at 1pm. Last season Stanford defeated UC-Davis to win the WWLL Championship 12-9.
GOALS: Stanford - Hills 2, Lanese 2, Barnes 1, Stason 1, Strumolo 1, Cal - Wu 2, Kado 1, O'Mara 1. ASSISTS: Stanford - Barnes 2, Dietrich 1, Nyborg 1, Cal- None. SAVES: Stanford - Neumann 16, Cal - Coelho 10.