Stanford Holds on for 3-1 Win Over Aggies

Lindsay Valadez scored her first goal of the season
 
Lindsay Valadez scored her first goal of the season
 

Sept. 3, 2010

Final Stats

STANFORD, Calif. - Becky Dru scored a pair of goals, both in the first seven minutes of play, to help No. 20 Stanford take a 3-1 win over UC Davis Friday, at the Varsity Field Hockey Turf in Stanford.

The win helped the Cardinal improve to a 2-0 overall, with a 2-0 mark in conference play. The Aggies dropped to 0-2 on the young season, after a loss in their first NorPac contest. Lindsey Valadez scored the lone goal for UC Davis, making it a 2-1 deficit at halftime, before Emily Henricksson gave Stanford a comfortable lead with a goal in the 46th minute of play.

The Aggies fell victim to another early deficit, after falling behind 2-0 vs. Miami (OH) in their first contest of the season. In just their second collegiate season since returning to varsity status, UC Davis stayed within reach of Stanford, holding the Cardinal scoreless for 39 minutes of play.

Dru's back-to-back goals came on a penalty corner, followed by a solo finish at the cage. Valadez answered after a corner for the Aggies in the 22nd minute of play, making it a one-goal game at the intermission.

Lauren Sawvelle kept UC Davis in the game from there, recording a career high 16 saves. Henricksson's second half goal gave Stanford some breathing room, before the final 3-1 score.

The Cardinal out shot the Aggies 25-3, while holding an 11-2 advantage in penalty corners.

The Aggies will look to bounce back when they travel to play California in NorPac action on Sunday at 1 p.m.