March 23, 2004
STANFORD, Calif, - The Stanford University women's lacrosse team snapped a four-game losing skid with a 14-10 win over the visiting Ohio University Bobcats at Maloney Field, Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinal even their season record up to 4-4, while the Bobcats fall to 3-3 on the season.
The Cardinal grabbed an early 3-0 lead when senior Abbi Hills found a cutting Kim Cahill. Stanford would push the lead to 5-1 on an unassisted goal by Hills, and eventually enter the break with an 8-4 lead.
Coming out of the break, the Cardinal extended their lead to 10-5 thanks to back-to-back free position goals from sophomores Cassie Harvey and Sarah Bach. After a goal by Ohio's Melissa Menna, Cardinal sophomore attacker Megan Burker blasted an unassisted goal past the Bobcats' goalkeeper.
The Bobcats would rally, scoring four unanswered goals to cut the Cardinal's lead to 11-10 with just over nine minutes remaining in regulation. The Cardinal would respond by closing out the game with three consecutive goals. Cahill would add a free position goal at the 6:04 mark, while Hills registered an unassisted strike 30 seconds later 5:34. Cahill capped the scoring with an unassisted goal with 3:14 remaining.
Cahill and Hills each scored three goals, while junior midfielder Kelsey Twist and Harvey each found the back of the cage twice. Also adding goals for Stanford were juniors Nina Pantano and Claire Calzonetti, Burker, and Bach.
Dana Dobbie and Menna each recorded three goals for the Bobcats, while Jen Cassidy registered 10 saves on the day.
The Cardinal look to make it two in a row when they take the field versus Hofstra on Friday, March 26th at 2:00 pm at Maloney Field.