The following is a closer look at Tuesday’s match:
Who: No. 13 Stanford (10-2, 4-1) vs. UC Davis (6-7, 1-5)
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. PT
Where: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium; Stanford, Calif.
All-Time Series Record: Stanford leads, 23-4
Live Stats: Click here
Week in Review: Lucy Dikeou scored four goals to lead Stanford to a 15-7 road victory over Oregon, which came into the game without a loss in MPSF play. Adrienne Anderson did a superb job of marking Oregon’s Shannon Propst, who came into the game as one of the nation’s leading scorers. Propst was limited to two goals, and one was on a free position after being fouled by a different player. Hannah Farr had six draw controls for Stanford, which improved to 6-0 on the road.
Scoring Streak: Lucy Dikeou has scored 10 goals in her past three games. She has 11 in her previous eight games and she has scored at least a point in all 11 games that she has played. Dikeou’s streak: four against Notre Dame, three against Denver, and four against Oregon. She did not play against Colorado.
The MPSF Race: At 4-1, Stanford is tied with Oregon for second place behind Denver (7-0). To earn the No. 1 seed in the six-team MPSF tournament, Stanford would need to win its final four regular-season games and require Denver to lose its last two – against visiting Cal on Friday and at Oregon on April 25. While one more victory may earn Stanford a spot in the MPSF tournament, two would clinch it.
Stanford in the Rankings:
IWLCA coaches: No. 13 (No. 12 last week)
Brine media poll: No. 9 (No. 9)
Lacrosse Magazine: No. 12 (No. 13)
Lax Power computer: No. 16 (No. 17)
RPI: No. 9 (No. 13)
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Tuesday’s Opponent, UC Davis: The Aggies (6-7, 1-5) are coming off an 8-4 loss at Oregon on Sunday. The loss was the fourth consecutive for UC Davis, which takes on Stanford in the middle of a three-game-in-six-day stretch. Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry is the team scoring leader with 34 goals, 12 assists, and 51 draw controls.
The Stanford-UC Davis Series: UC Davis broke a 19-game losing streak in the series when the Aggies stunned Stanford last year, 15-14. Elizabeth Datino scored with 2.5 seconds left in overtime for the winner. It also was the first time UCD had ever beaten a team ranked in the IWLCA Top 20. Stanford has not lost at home to the Aggies since 1997 and holds a 23-4 overall series lead.