WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Fran Tew scored eight minutes into the first overtime period, lifting No. 13 Stanford past No. 14 Wake Forest 1-0 on Friday afternoon.
The Cardinal (11-3, 3-1 NorPac), which entered the game having lost its only two other overtime contests this year, collected its third straight win and improved to 4-2 against nationally-ranked foes.
The Demon Deacons (8-6, 0-4 ACC) lost for the third time in four games.
The contest was evenly-matched, with both teams registering 11 shots apiece and Stanford holding a 7-6 edge in penalty corners.
Dulcie Davies made eight saves to record her third consecutive shutout and seventh on the season – matching her total number of clean-sheets from 2012. Davies’ eight saves are the second-most she has made in a game this season.
The Wake Forest offense had a strong start, recording seven shots and holding a 5-3 penalty corner in the first half. Stanford weathered the early storm and held the penalty corner advantage in the second half and outshot the Demon Deacons 3-0 in the overtime period.
Tew led all players with five attempts while Courtney Haldeman assisted the game-winner.
Stanford will look to extend its winning streak on Sunday as it takes on No. 8 Duke in Durham, N.C.
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Notes: Since losing 3-2 in overtime at UC Davis (Oct. 6) in the 76th minute, Stanford has not allowed a goal – a span of 218:17 … Stanford held opponents scoreless for a span of 366:44 earlier this season stretching from Sept. 6-Sept. 28 … Stanford has held opponents to one or fewer goals in 10 of 14 games this year … Stanford improved to 8-2 in nonconference games this season … The Cardinal improved to 4-2 over top-25 opponents this year … Fran Tew leads all Stanford freshmen with six points and three goals … Dulcie Davies’ eight saves is the second-most she’s made in a game this season (16, No. 11 Albany on Sept. 29) … Hope Burke’s four-game streak of recording at least two points came to a halt … Stanford holds advantages over opponents in shots (216-109), penalty corners (107-39) and goals (40-13).