Feb. 15, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -
Top-ranked Stanford women's water polo invites friends, fans, students, alumni and family to "get onboard" this Saturday, Feb. 18 as the Cardinal takes Caltrain to Santa Clara University for its 3 p.m. game at Sullivan Aquatic Center.
The Cardinal will meet at the Palo Alto Caltrain station to take train No. 430 at 1:17 p.m. Saturday, arriving at the Santa Clara station at 1:43 p.m. From there, the team and its entourage will make the short walk across El Camino Real to SCU's Sullivan Aquatic Center, where the Cardinal takes on the Broncos at 3 p.m.
Following a postgame gathering at Sullivan, the team will depart from the Santa Clara station on train No. 441 at 5:05 p.m., arriving back at the Palo Alto station at approximately 5:31 p.m.
Stanford (7-0) heads into Saturday's contest fresh off of its 13-5 MPSF-opening win at No. 8 San Jose State last weekend. Jillian Garton, Ashley Grossman and Kiley Neushul all posted hat tricks in the win, as Neushul netted four goals to pace the team.
On the year, the two rookies, Grossman and Neushul, share the team lead with 13 goals apiece. The Lo sisters, Alyssa and Kaitlyn, are next with 10 apiece.
In the cage, Kate Baldoni made eight saves against the Spartans while anchoring a stretch of 17:37 from the second to the fourth periods in which San Jose State was held off the scoreboard.
In 2012 Baldoni is second in the MPSF with 9.91 saves per game as well as a goals-against average of 4.70.
As a team, Stanford boasts the conference's top offense, scoring 13.57 goals per game, and the second-best defense allowing just 5.43 goals a game.
Santa Clara (2-9) is led on offense by Ashleigh Bandimere and Clare Eadington, who each have 13 goals this season. Defensively, the Broncos have Stephanie Clements in goal, and she is averaging 5.73 saves per game.