Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/8/09
Bess Siegfried (Agnes Irwin) and Amanda Schwab (Harriton) scored two goals each and Julie Christy (Conestoga) added one to spark No. 19 Stanford to a 17-5 rout of host Oregon Saturday, giving coach Amy Bokker (Phoenixville) a win in her debut for the Cardinal.
Ater falling behind early, the Cardinal scored 15 unanswered goals to give the four-time defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion an easy victory.
Dana Lindsay led Stanford with four goals and had two assists in the afternoon conference game that was played with temperatures in the low-40s.
Stanford fell behind 3-1 in the first eight minutes, but Lindsay’s free-position goal ignited a Cardinal flurry. It was the first of eight goals on free-position shots in 11 attempts.
Karen Nesbitt put Stanford ahead for good, at 4-3, with an unassisted goal with 17:09 left in the first half. Though Stanford was held without another score for the next 12 minutes, another Lindsay free-position goal began a four-goal flurry within a 3:18 span just before halftime to break the game open, at 8-3.
“We just needed time to settle in,” said Bokker. “Even when we fell behind, we seemed to control the tempo of the game. We were never really worried.”
The Stanford defense shut out the Ducks for a stretch of nearly 42 minutes. Among the backline standouts was freshman defender Paige Farmakis in her first collegiate game and veteran Maris Perlman, who was an instigator in forcing turnovers and sparking the offense.
Also playing for defense in reserve was sophomore Ashley Aruffo (Episcopal Academy).
“Our athleticism and depth really worked to our advantage,” Bokker said. “Our defense really helped to open up our offense, and that’s our game.”
Lauren Schmidt had three goals and an assist for Stanford, which also got seven saves from sophomore goalie Annie Read, making her first collegiate start.
Ohio State 21, Detroit Mercy 1
Junior Jimmy Green (Central Bucks East) had a goal and two assists and freshman Eddie Bambino (Penn Charter) added one goal as the host Buckeyes routed Detroit, making its program debut.