March 9, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. -
Annika Dries and Kiley Neushul bagged hat tricks to pace nine Cardinal goal scorers as No. 2 Stanford nabbed its second MPSF win with a 15-4 victory over No. 10 San Jose State.
Stanford (14-1, 2-0 MPSF) now enters a 13-day break for final exams and will return to action March 22 against Harvard at Avery Aquatic Center.
In addition to the hat tricks from Dries and Neushul, Jillian Garton and Maggie Steffens each scored twice while Kaley Dodson, Alexis Lee, Kaitlyn Lo, Lexie Ross and Melissa Seidemann added a goal apiece.
Gabby Stone started in the cage and made nine saves and holding the Spartans to just four goals.
Neushul, Steffens and Lee scored within a 2:37 span of the opening period to get Stanford out to a quick 3-0 lead before the Spartans (8-6, 0-1 MPSF) pulled one back thanks to Rae Lekness at the 2:33 mark. Neushul, however, would quickly re-establish the three-goal margin, firing home just 26 seconds later.
That goal kicked off a 5-0 run that would give Stanford a commanding 9-1 lead by the 5:45 mark of the third period. The run included two second-period goals from Dries sandwiched by scores from Ross and Seidemann. Dries scored her third goal to cap the run in the third period.
Lekness would get her second goal as the Spartans scored two in a row to make it 9-3 but the Cardinal left no room for a comeback, scoring the next six goals to put the game out of reach.
San Jose State - 1 0 2 1
Stanford - 4 4 3 4
Stanford Goal Scorers: Dries 3, Neushul 3, Garton 2, Steffens 2, K. Dodson, Lee, Lo, Ross, Seidemann
San Jose State Goal Scorers: Lekness 2, Henry, Seyfert
Goalie Saves: Stone 9 (S); Reardon 6, Merritt 1 (SJSU)