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Closing at Cal
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/30/2013

STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 11 Stanford field hockey team concludes its regular season Thursday, when the Cardinal pursues its fifth consecutive victory over California, at 3 p.m. in Berkeley in a match televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

Stanford (13-4, 4-1 NorPac) shut out Cal (6-10, 2-3 NorPac) 3-0 in their last meeting on Sept. 20. Since ending a streak of 18 consecutive losses to Cal in 2007, Stanford has won 13 of the past 17 matchups.

The Cardinal clinched its fifth consecutive NorPac West Division regular season title Monday night with a 3-0 victory over Pacific. Elise Ogle, Fran Tew and Alex McCawley each scored to give the Cardinal its 15th victory in a row over the Tigers.

Stanford earned a 2-1 decision on Friday against Michigan, limiting the Wolverines’ prolific attack to five shots, one penalty corner and one goal. Down 1-0 early, Tew scored the equalizer in the 18th minute before Hope Burke scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season, at 55:53, for the winner.

Burke, Tew and Kelsey Harbin were named the NorPac offensive, freshman and defensive players of the week, respectively, for their efforts against Michigan.

Cal split a pair of matchups last weekend, falling to Boston University 3-1 and defeating Maine 2-1. Lara Kruggel leads the Golden Bears with 15 points and seven goals, followed by Andrea Earle (4-2, 10), and Sydney Earle (3-0) and Jordan O’Reilly (2-2) with six points apiece. Courtney Hendrickson has started all 16 games for Cal and holds a 1.87 goals-against average and .795 save percentage.

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