March 24, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - After playing seven of the first nine games at home, the No. 10 Stanford women's lacrosse team will travel to Williamsburg, Va. to take on William & Mary at 4:00 p.m. PT. The Cardinal (6-3, 3-1 MPSF) will only make their second trip out of California on the season and will take on the Tribe (2-6), who have lost six in a row after winning their first two matches.
Stanford is coming off a 15-7 loss against No. 3 Maryland, which was their third Top 10 opponent in the last four games. The Terrapins opened up the game with a 4-0 lead, but the Cardinal fought back to get within two goals in the second half before falling to a late Maryland scoring run. Senior goalkeeper Laura Shane produced her fourth 17-save performance of the season and slowed down one of the nation's top offenses. Shane now has 116 saves on the season, which is second in the nation.
Senior Daphne Patterson also scored three goals in the loss to push her total to 20 on the season, which is a team-high. Claire Hubbard is leading the Cardinal with 11 assists. Megan McClain and Dana Lindsay have come on strong this season and have 15 goals each.
The Tribe has played a tough schedule themselves; facing four ranked teams in their first seven games. They are led by Jaime Sellers, who has scored 34 goals on the season and is averaging 4.25 goals per game. The Tribe will have Emily Geary in between the pipes, who is allowing 13.03 goals per game and has a .453 save percentage on the season.
The road trip will continue on Saturday when the Cardinal will travel across Virginia and face James Madison.