March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 21
- vs. - Arizona State - 1 p.m. - Stanford, Calif.
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 2 Stanford (16-1, 2-0 MPSF) returns from a two-week break due to final exams this Sunday afternoon, March 21, hosting No. 6 Arizona State at Avery Aquatic Center.
Last Time Out
In Stanford's last action two weeks ago, the Cardinal posted a perfect 4-0 record over three days of action from March 5-7. The weekend opened with home victories on Friday and Saturday against San Diego State and UC Irvine, respectively, and concluded with a doubleheader sweep of CS Bakersfield and UC Davis in Davis on Sunday. The Cardinal defense took mainstage in the four wins, allowing just eight goals.
About The Opposition
Arizona State (12-6, 0-1 MPSF) enters Sunday's game off of a win last Sunday over. The Sun Devils are led in the pool by the play of Lynlee Smith, who is second in the MPSF with 1.81 goals per game. Shannon Haas (23 goals) and Annabelle Carter (21 goals) are also over the 20-goal mark.
In the cage, Dana Harvey (5.13 saves per game, 2.93 goals-against average) and Amanda Young (5.78 saves per game, 3.78 GAA) split time.
In The National Rankings
The Cardinal remained at No. 2 in the Varsity Top 20 Poll behind No. 1 USC this week.
Among The MPSF Leaders
On the individual side of the MPSF statistics, sophomore Melissa Seidemann and Kelly Eaton are tied for fifth with 1.77 goals per game while Pallavi Menon is 12th with 1.47 goals a game.
Freshman goalie Kate Baldoni leads the conference with a 2.29 goals-against average, while junior Amber Oland is tied for third with a 3.64 figure.
On a team level, Stanford is the top-scoring team in the MPSF with 13.08 goals a game, and stands third with a 5.77 goals-against average.
Stanford Picked To Capture MPSF Title In 2010
Stanford was the choice to take home the 2010 MPSF title, according to a poll of the conference's head coaches. The Cardinal received five of the eight first-place votes for a total of 45 points to finish atop the poll. USC was second with 42 points and one first-place vote, while UCLA was tabbed third with 38 points and the two remaining first-place votes.