STANFORD, Calif. - Shannon Herold became the 13th Stanford player to score at least one goal this season, lifting the Cardinal to a 1-0 overtime victory Friday at California.
Herold’s goal at 73:28 gave Stanford (14-4, 5-1 NorPac) its third consecutive victory and fifth win in a row over the Golden Bears (6-11, 2-4 NorPac).
After earning a penalty corner three minutes into the first overtime period, Kelsey Harbin received the initial pass on the right side of the cage from Maddie Secco. Harbin paused for a second after settling the pass and slid the ball to Herold on the left side of the circle. Herold elevated the shot just enough to beat Cal’s goalkeeper to the right corner of the cage and secure the victory.
Much of the game was played in the midfield as both teams battled to maintain possession. The Cardinal outshot Cal 8-4, while the Golden Bears held a 4-3 penalty corner edge.
Stanford’s defense played well, limiting the Golden Bears to two shots per half and just one shot on its four penalty corner opportunities.
Dulcie Davies made three saves, including two stops late in the second half, to keep Cal off the board and earn her ninth shutout on the year.
Stanford will pursue its sixth NorPac Tournament title in the past seven seasons when it travels to Lynchburg, Va., on Nov. 7-9.
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Notes: Stanford has won 14 of the past 18 matchups against Cal, including the last five in a row … The Cardinal improved to 22-2 in NorPac play under head coach Tara Danielson … Shannon Herold became the 13th Stanford player to score at least one goal this season … Six Cardinal players combined for the team’s eight shots … Stanford has held opponents to one or fewer goals in 13 of 18 games this year … Stanford has won three games by a score of 1-0, two have been in overtime … The Cardinal is 2-3 in overtime games this season … Stanford has outshot opponents in 13 of 18 matches … Stanford holds advantages over opponents in shots (264-139), penalty corners (132-56) and goals (46-16).