Women's Lacrosse Falls on Road to No. 15 Stanford

Sophomore Bailey Ewing scored five goals in the loss at No. 15 Stanford on Sunday.

April 21, 2013

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PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sophomores Lauren Maack and Bailey Ewing each had career-games on Sunday, but the San Diego State Lacrosse team lost on the road against No. 15 Stanford, 23-16.

Maack finished with four goals and two assists for SDSU (8-7, 3-4 MPSF), while Ewing scored five goals. Junior Christina Ricciardulli recorded a hat trick with three goals, freshman Alexa Comfort had two scores, and sophomore Sophie Koubek and freshman Felice Artuso scored one goal apiece. Artuso also recorded four draw controls and sophomore Madison Wallace had two groundballs.

The loss drops the Aztecs to fifth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) standings. SDSU has its final home game of the season against fourth-place USC (7-9, 4-3) on Saturday, April 27 at Aztec Lacrosse Field, beginning at 7 p.m. PT.

SDSU fell behind, 13-6, at halftime before playing even with the Cardinal, 10-10, in the second half. Stanford outshot the Aztecs 47-26 for the game and 25-11 in the first half.

Stanford controlled the early stages of the game, jumping out to a 7-2 lead in the first 10 minutes. Consecutive goals by Maack and Ewing pulled the Aztecs within 9-5 with 12:24 remaining in the first half, but the Cardinal went on a 4-1 run to close the half to take a seven-point lead into intermission.

After Stanford scored the first three goals of the second half to push its lead to 16-6, SDSU scored the next six points, as Maack and Ewing each scored twice during the stretch to cut the deficit to 16-12. That was the closest the Aztecs would get the rest of the game, however, as SDSU has now lost three-straight games for the first time since March of the 2012 season.

Rachel Ozer led Stanford with four goals and two assists, while Lucy Dikeou, Hannah Farr and Julia Burns each scored three goals. In addition, Anna Kim finished with two goals and two assists, Megan Lerner recorded nine draw controls, and both Dikeou and Lyndsey Munoz scooped up four groundballs.

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