Card lax advances to MPSF finals

May 2, 2013, 9:51 p.m.

Behind four goals from sophomore midfielder Hannah Farr and three from junior attack Rachel Ozer, the Stanford women’s lacrosse team beat Cal 16-6 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinals, and advanced to play No. 11 Denver in the finals.

Sophomore midfielder Hannah Farr (9) (HECTOR GARCIA-MOLINA/
Sophomore midfielder Hannah Farr (9) led the Cardinal with four goals as Stanford topped Cal 16-6 to advance to the MPSF Tournament final. (HECTOR GARCIA-MOLINA/

Farr and junior attack Kyle Fraser staked the Cardinal to a 2-0 lead just over five minutes into the game. Cal’s Megan Takacs, the MPSF player of the year, halved the deficit two minutes later, but Stanford responded with the next five goals of the game to take a 7-1 lead. Takacs added her second in the final minute of the half, but Farr closed the period with a goal 11 seconds before the break to give the Cardinal a 8-2 lead at halftime.

The Golden Bears opened the second half with two quick goals but Stanford scored four of the next five goals to essentially put the game out of reach at 13-5. After Cal’s Amelia Burke scored to make it 13-6, the Cardinal tallied the final three goals of the game to close the victory.

Along with Farr and Ozer, freshman attack Julia Burns, Fraser,  junior midfielder Anna Kim and freshman midfielder Paige Southmayd all scored twice for Stanford while freshman midfielder Lucy Dikeou added one.  Junior Lyndsey Munoz made five saves in goal.

Stanford will now play top-seeded Denver for the MPSF title—and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament—on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Pioneers beat the Cardinal 14-10 on April 5.

Contact Jana Persky at jpersky ‘at’

Jana Persky is the president and editor in chief of Volume 246 of The Stanford Daily. She previously worked as a sports desk editor, news desk editor and managing editor of staff development at The Daily, and is majoring in Public Policy. Jana is a junior from New Canaan, Connecticut, who doesn't want to tell her mom and dad she likes the West Coast better. To contact her, please email [email protected].

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