March 25, 2008
No. 10 Stanford women's lacrosse played their first road game in over a month Tuesday afternoon, and weren't able to dig themselves out of a 5-1 deficit en route to a 9-7 loss to William & Mary. Cardinal senior attacker Daphne Patterson continued to lead the Cardinal and finished with three goals in the defeat. Senior Laura Shane ended the match with 13 saves in between the pipes.
The first half started well with Patterson getting on the board three minutes into the game, but the Tribe scored the next five goals to send the Cardinal to a big early deficit. Stanford was able to fight back to score three of the next five goals in the half, but still trailed at halftime 7-4. Sophomore's Dana Lindsay and Claire Hubbard scored goals for the Cardinal in the first half and redshirt freshman Charity Fluharty added another right before the break.
After the break the Cardinal stepped up the defensive pressure but had trouble solving William & Mary goalkeeper Emily Geary. Geary finished with 12 saves on the day and held Stanford to only three goals in the second half. Freshman Sarah Flynn added a goal and Patterson scored the final two of the match, but it wasn't enough in the 9-7 decision. The Tribe's leading scorer Jaime Sellers finished with three goals to lead the team and was able to take 14 of the Tribe's 30 shots.
The Cardinal will return to the field on Sat., Mar. 29 when they had to Harrisonburg, Va. and take on James Madison. The match is set to tip off at 12:00 p.m. local time.