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New Hampshire Overpowers No. 20 Women's Lacrosse
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/21/2001

April 21, 2001

Durham, NH - Stanford (11-4 overall, 6-0 WWLL) could not stop the force of the Wildcat offense today as New Hampshire (10-4 overall) delivered a 19-6 defeat. A trio of attackers for the Wildcats, Colleen Christopher, Jessie Groszkowski and Sue Yund, refused to let up on the Cardinal defense, scoring 6, 5 and 4 goals, respectively. After trailing 16-3 at halftime Stanford came back with boosted confidence and matched 3 goals for 3 goals in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit.

Freshman Abbi Hills (Lakewood, CO/Colorado Academy) tallied the first goal for the Cardinal, with 23:31 left in the first half, and the last goal, with 2:37 remaining in the game. Hills is now second for the Cardinal with 29 goals this season behind senior tri-captain Katharine Barnes (Northhampton, MA/Deerfield Academy) who had 1 goal against the Wildcats and has 38 season goals. Starting goalkeeper Rachael Neumann (Woodbury, NY/Syosset HS) made three saves and surrendered 11 goals before leaving the game at 17:30 into the first half. Freshman Sara Shamos (Denver, CO/Colorado Academy) played the remaining 42:30 of the game in goal, finishing with 5 saves and 8 goals allowed.

The Cardinal finished up WWLL play earlier this week with a 15-7 victory over St. Mary's (6-7 overall, 1-5 WWLL), marking its sixth consecutive conference win this season. This week's three-game road trip concludes tomorrow with a match against Boston College (4-9 overall) at 12pm (ET) at Alumni Stadium. Next weekend Stanford begins post-season play in Moraga, CA for the WWLL North Playoffs. They take on the St. Mary's Gaels for the third time this season, Saturday, April 28 at 12pm (PT).

Scoring Summary
1 2 -- F Stanford 3 3 = 6 St. Mary's 16 3 = 19

Goals:(S) Abbi Hills (2), Katharine Barnes, Liz Lanese, Emily Rodriguez, (NH) Colleen Christopher (6), Jessie Groszkowski (5), Sue Yund (4), Molly Cherington (2), Sarah Cahill, Megan Mangano.

Saves: (S) - Rachael Neumann 3 (17:30, 11 GA), Sara Shamos 5 (42:30, 8 GA), (NH) - Amanda Warren 1 (30 min, 3 GA), Danielle Martin 5 (30 min, 3 GA)


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