March 9, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 20 Stanford is back in action on Sunday, March 8, when it takes on New Hampshire. The Cardinal (1-4) opened with five-consecutive ranked opponents and will be facing an unranked team for the first time.
It will be the last chance for over a month to see Stanford at Cagan Stadium as dead week and finals, followed by five-straight road games make 33 days between home games. Sunday's game will be a 1pm first draw, but remember that daylight saving is the night before.
So far this season, the Cardinal has been led by Emilie Boeri who has 10 goals and six assists. She was named the MPSF Player of the Year after the win over James Madison when she scored five goals and tallied three assists.
In addition, Catherine Swanson and Anna Boeri have each scored nine goals, while Anna Kim has eight. Overall, the Cardinal has scored 53 goals in five games with 11 different goal scorers. Swanson also leads Stanford with 17 draw controls. She earned a conference Player of the Year Award in the first week of the season.
Defensively, the Cardinal has been led by Lyndsey Munoz who is third in the nation with 54 saves. Carolyn Bradley is tied for the team lead in both ground balls with 10 and caused turnovers with five.
New Hampshire is off to a 0-3 start to the season with losses to Dartmouth, UMass and UConn. The Wildcats are better than its record, however, going 10-7 last season and are 18-16 under second-year head coach Michael Daly. Hew Hampshire does have one NCAA title in women's lacrosse, coming back in 1985.
This will be the fourth meeting between Stanford and New Hampshire with the Wildcats holding 2-1 edge in the series. In the last meeting, Stanford defeated New Hampshire, 18-9. That result came back in 2003.
After Sunday's game, the Cardinal will have two weeks off for dead week and finals. Stanford takes on Brown in Providence on March 25 to begin a five-game road trip.