STANFORD, Calif.- Kelsey Harbin scored twice to cap a strong offensive effort as No. 12 Stanford earned a convincing 5-1 victory over No. 20 New Hampshire Friday night at the Varsity Turf.
After allowing a New Hampshire (0-3, 0-0 America East) goal less than two minutes into the game, Stanford (2-1, 0-0 NorPac) erupted for five unanswered goals and outshot the Wildcats 19-5.
Fran Tew delivered the first-half equalizer at 25:32 as she banked in a rebound off a penalty corner opportunity.
The Cardinal did not let up in the second half, recording four goals on six shots. Hope Burke struck first for the Cardinal, burying a shot from just outside the left post after receiving a crafty feed from Harbin.
Less than five minutes later, Harbin tapped home her first score of the year, converting on a textbook penalty corner on a feed from Ogle and stop by Maddie Secco.
Stanford earned a penalty stroke in the 64th minute, which Harbin drilled into the right corner of the cage.
The Cardinal defense held strong and limited New Hampshire to five shots and two penalty corners. Dulcie Davies made three saves in net and earned her second win for the Cardinal.
Stanford will complete its four-game homestand on Sunday at 2 p.m. as it takes on VCU.
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NOTES: Head coach Tara Danielson picked up her 50th victory during her tenure on The Farm … Kelsey Harbin notched the first multi-goal game of her career. She also converted a penalty stroke in the 56th minute, the first Cardinal player to accomplish the feat since Becky Dru last November against Miami (OH) … Fran Tew scored her first collegiate goal and finished the game with three shots … Hope Burke leads Stanford with three goals on the year … After falling 2-1 in double-overtime to No. 4 Connecticut in the season opener, Stanford has scored five goals in each of the last games … Elise Ogle chipped in with two assists and now has 12 for her career … Through three games, Stanford owns a 22-8 edge in penalty corners over its opponent.