February 20, 1999
STANFORD, Calif. - The Cardinal couldn't hold on long enough to come up with the win in their season opener against Cal. It wasn't the type of day that you imagine playing lacrosse. The rain began before the team even took the field and continued heavily throughout the game. The field was water logged, and it was difficult to maintain footing. Still, the fans got what they paid for.... it was an exciting game.
Stanford and Cal ended the first half deadlocked at four goals a piece. The two teams tossed the lead back and forth until the last 10 minutes of the game when Stanford went up 9-7. The Cardinal underestimated the intensity of the Cal Bears, and they answered quickly with two goals to tie up the game with one minute remaining (9-9).
The draw went up....and Cal fast-breaked to take the lead 10-9 with 30 seconds remaining. Stanford gave never gave up, even in the last seconds of the game. Freshman, Caroline Osterwise, took a shot that passed the goalie and hit the post. The whistle blew, and the game was over.
Stanford was led by the incredible play of sophomore, Katharine Barnes, with five goals. The defense dominated and showcased the tenacious play of freshman, Jenny Silverman.
Next up.....The Home Opener against Davis on February 27 @ 1pm on Maloney Field