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Stanford Edges Hofstra, 9-8, In Overtime
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/26/2004

March 26, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford University women's lacrosse team edged the Hofstra Pride, 9-8, in overtime Friday afternoon at Maloney Field. With the win, the Cardinal improve to 5-4 on the season, while the Pride fall to 3-3 on the year.

Stanford got on the board first when sophomore Sarah Bach found a cutting Nina Pantano to put the Cardinal up 1-0 just over two minutes into the game.

The Pride responded with a quick strike of their own, when Kim Hillier scored less than a minute later to tie things up at 1-1.

The Cardinal responded, getting back-to-back goals from junior Kelsey Twist and sophomore Megan Burker to give Stanford a 3-1 advantage.

After a goal by Hofstra's Jen Maget, Stanford received another pair of back-to-back goals, this time coming from senior Abbi Hills and Bach, to give Stanford a 5-2 cushion.

Two goals by Hofstra and another by Hills in the last 10 minutes of the game, gave Stanford a slim 6-4 halftime advantage.

The Pride came out aggressive in the second half, outscoring the Cardinal 4-2 after intermission. Becky Thorn's goal with a little over three minutes left in regulation tied the score at 8-8.

In the first minute of overtime, junior Claire Calzonetti connected with Kim Cahill, who found the back of the cage for the game-winning goal.

Burker, Hills, and Twist each scored two goals, while Bach, Cahill and Pantano each added one score. Senior goalkeeper Christina Saikus registered a game-high 14 saves in the win.

Hillier scored a game-high three goals, while Thorn added two scores to lead the Pride.

The Cardinal hit the road for just the second time this season when they travel to Denver to face the Pioneers on March 28th.


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