Oct. 6, 2008
STANFORD, Calif.- Kristin Schulz scored her second goal of the day five minutes into overtime, lifting Holy Cross to a 2-1 victory over Stanford on Monday morning in Worcester, Mass.
Monday's loss continues a trend of heart-breaking defeats this year for Stanford. The Cardinal (3-9, 1-2 NorPac) is now winless in four overtime contests and seven of the club's nine losses have been decided by one goal. Holy Cross improved to 4-6 overall.
Despite holding advantages in shot attempts (10-7) and penalty corners (13-4), Stanford dropped the final match of its two-game road trip to the East Coast.
Schulz got the Crusaders on the board in the fifth minute, scoring unassisted with a shot in the low right corner of the cage.
Stanford responded in the 15th minute, as sophomore Xanthe Travlos scored unassisted to tie the match at 1-1. Travlos, who led all Cardinal players with four shot attempts, tipped in a shot to the left corner following a scramble inside the circle.
The Cardinal dominated the second period but was unable to convert on its scoring chances. Over the final 35 minutes of regulation, Stanford outshot Holy Cross 8-0 and owned an 8-0 advantage in penalty corners.
Schulz delivered her second goal of the match at the 75:22 mark of overtime to snap the tie.
Stanford was playing its second consecutive game without sophomore Camille Gandhi, who has been unavailable as she is competing for the United States squad at the Pan American Junior Championships this weekend.
Freshman Stephanie Byrne chipped in with three shots for the Cardinal, which plays its next match on Oct. 14 against Davidson at home. Three of Stanford's final five games are NorPac contests.