Oct. 19, 2010
vs. Pacific Tigers (2-11, 0-3 NorPac)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 24
Site: Stanford, CA
Time: 1 p.m.
STANFORD, Calif.- Two regular season contests are left on the schedule for No. 19 Stanford, which now shifts its focus to league play and seeding for the upcoming conference tournament.
Stanford (9-5, 3-1 NorPac) hosts Pacific (2-11, 0-3 NorPac) in its only action of the week and final home game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Senior Day festivities honoring Heather Alcorn, Katherine Donner, Jaimee Erickson, Camille Gandhi, Alessandra Moss, Katherine Swank and Xanthe Travlos will take place prior to the game, in addition to Homecoming activities slated throughout the weekend.
The NorPac's West Division standings show California leading the pack with a 4-0 mark. The Golden Bears play at Pacific on Friday afternoon and can clinch at least a share of the regular season title with a victory in that match. Stanford and California face off in Berkeley on Oct. 29, and the Cardinal will be trying to avoid a season sweep after suffering a 2-1 loss to the Golden Bears last month at the Varsity Turf.
Davidson leads the NorPac's East Division with a 2-0 record, while Longwood (2-2) still has an outside shot at the regular season title.
This year's NorPac Championship is scheduled for Nov. 4-6 and will be hosted by Davidson. The conference tournament champion earns the right to play the winner of the Atlantic-10 in an NCAA Play-In game with a postseason berth at stake. Stanford is the three-time defending tournament champion.
The Cardinal climbed one spot from No. 20 in this week's edition of the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. Stanford has now spent a school-record 17 consecutive weeks in the national rankings dating back to Sept. 18, 2009.
Meanwhile, Alessandra Moss was honored as the NorPac's West Division Defensive Player of the Week. Moss stopped eight shots in a pair of road games last week, making six saves in a 3-1 win over Rutgers and keeping the Cardinal within striking distance in a hard-fought 2-1 overtime defeat to No. 8 Syracuse. It's the third honor of the year for Moss seventh conference honor overall for Stanford in 2010.