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Cardinal Defeats Gaels 12-8
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/20/2002

Feb. 20, 2002

Moraga, CA - Stanford lacrosse picked up its second-straight victory of the season at St. Mary's on Tuesday, defeating the Gaels 12-8 at St. Mary's Stadium. Cardinal freshman Kelsey Twist led the way with four goals, helping the team to a 2-0 record, both overall and in the MPLL. St. Mary's senior Liz Roberts led the Gaels also scoring four goals, a career-high. Also scoring multiple goals for Stanford were freshman Julia Calzonetti, her second-consecutive multi-goal game, and sophomore Abbi Hills, who now has 3 goals on the season.

St. Mary's posted the first goal at 29:08, but Cardinal senior tri-captain Liz Britt countered with a goal soon after, followed by Twist's first goal - putting Stanford up 2-1. The scoring went back and forth for most of the half, but Card players Calzonetti and Twist each put in a goal to close the half with Stanford leading 7-5. Stanford got back into action quickly in the second half with three goals in a row, including two by Twist. At 40 minutes into the game Stanford was ahead 10-5 when St. Mary's answered with three goals to the Cardinal's one over the next fifteen minutes. With four minutes remaining in the game the Gaels had cut the lead to 11-8, but the Cardinal defense stayed strong and kept them scoreless for the rest of the match while Hills added he second goal to end the score at 12-8.

Cardinal junior Virginia Solomon started her second game in goal and picked up her second victory, allowing only five goals and notching six saves. Junior Rachael Neumann replaced her in the second half and made four saves, while letting in only three additional goals. The Gaels' Megan Ceccotti played 44 minutes in goal and recorded six saves and 11 goals-allowed.

Stanford kicks off its home season this Saturday, February 23rd, with the 1st Annual deBeer's East/West Challenge. The Cardinal matches up against the #10 Syracuse Orangewomen at 12 noon on Maloney Field. Tickets are $3 general admission and free with SUID.

Game Summary:

Stanford: 7 5 = 12
St. Mary's: 5 3 = 8

Goals: (S) Kelsey Twist 4, Julia Calzonetti 2, Abbi Hills 2, Liz Britt, Claire Calzonetti, Nina Pantano, Alessandra Salatti. (St.M) Liz Roberts 4, Colette Spencer 2, Megan Bryan, Alli Back.
Assists: (S) Hills 2, C. Calzonetti, J. Calzonetti, Pantano, Emaily Rodriguez.
Saves: (S) Virginia Solomon 6 (30:00), Rachael Neumann 4 (30:00), (St.M) Megan Ceccotti 6 (44:00), Katie Augustine 6 (16:00).


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