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No. 23 Stanford Hands Yale First Loss

Iliana Cabral. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Iliana Cabral. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

STANFORD, Calif. – The Yale field hockey team saw its three-game winning streak to start the season snapped Friday night on the West Coast, as No. 23 Stanford scored a pair of goals early and went on to top the Bulldogs 5-0.

Stanford (4-3, 0-0 American East) has now outscored its last four opponents 25-2, winning four in a row after starting the season with losses to three ranked opponents. The Cardinal scored twice in the first five minutes of the game, getting goals from attacker Corinne Zanolli and attacker Emma Christus.

After that Yale (3-1, 0-0 Ivy League) settled down, holding Stanford scoreless for 20 minutes. Christus then scored again to make it 3-0 Stanford heading into halftime.

The Cardinal went up 4-0 on a deflection by attacker Jessica Welch at 56:48, then got a goal by midfielder Kaylie Mings at 68:59 to make the final 5-0. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso finished with nine saves for the Bulldogs.

The game marked a homecoming for Yale's three California natives: sophomore midfielder Iliana Cabral of Camarillo, senior midfielder Marissa Medici of Oceanside and senior forward Brooke Reese of Pacific Palisades.

Yale concludes its trip to California with a game at Cal Sunday (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time).

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity