Oct. 5, 2012
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STANFORD, Calif.- Becky Dru and Courtney Haldeman scored two goals apiece, pacing a dominant offensive attack in No. 14 Stanford's 5-0 shutout of UC Davis on Friday night at the Varsity Turf.
Shannon Herold also factored into the scoring with her first goal of the year, as the Cardinal (8-4, 2-0 NorPac) outshot the Aggies (6-7, 2-1 NorPac) by an 18-3 count while holding an 11-2 edge in penalty corners.
Playing its first home game since a 2-1 win over No. 18 Drexel back on Sept. 9, Stanford won for the second straight game and seventh time in its last eight games overall.
UC Davis entered the game with momentum, riding its second three-game winning streak of the year while coming off a 3-1 upset of California five days ago.
Any chance UC Davis had of pulling another upset was immediately squashed by Stanford, which built a commanding 4-0 halftime advantage thanks to a 13-0 shot edge.
Dru opened the scoring at the 10:33 mark, converting on a textbook penalty corner with assists from Elise Ogle and Maddie Secco.
Four minutes later, Herold found the cage unassisted for a 2-0 lead when she collected a pass in the center of the circle, dribbled past a defender and fired a rocket past UC Davis keeper Conley Craven.
In the 29th minute, Haldeman put Stanford in front 3-0 when she received a pass along the wing from Kasey Quon and rifled a quick shot into the cage.
Three minutes before intermission, Dru scored her second goal of the night, once again coming off a penalty corner. Hope Burke and Herold were credited with assists on the play.
Stanford controlled possession in the second half, although the shot count was significantly closer. Haldeman put away her team-leading seventh goal in the 50th minute, punching home a score from the right side following an assist from Dru.
Dulcie Davies made two saves in goal.
Alex McCawley led all players with five shots while Dru finished with four attempts.
Stanford next faces Pacific on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. The Cardinal has won 11 in a row in the series since the Tigers' most recent victory on Sept. 30, 2006. Pacific has lost five of six overall while allowing a league-high 43 goals so far.
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NOTES: Head coach Tara Danielson picked up her 40th win at Stanford ... The Cardinal tallied a season-high 11 penalty corners ... Becky Dru and Courtney Haldeman recorded multi-goal games for the second time this year. Both players also scored twice in a 10-0 win over La Salle on Aug. 24 ... Stanford posted its fourth shutout of the year ... The Cardinal has only two home games remaining: Oct. 19 vs. Pacific at 4 p.m. and Oct. 23 vs. California at 7 p.m.