MORAGA, Calif. - The Saint Mary's lacrosse team dropped a 16-7 decision on Sunday afternoon at Stanford. The game was the final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game for both squads as Saint Mary's drops to 3-11, 1-6 MPSF. Stanford improves to 7-9, 5-2 MPSF and advances to the MPSF playoffs next week.
Amanda Cross and Caroline Mahony scored two goals each for SMC, while Rachel Minarovich, Anna Maria Carabini and Allie DeBruhl also scored for the Gaels. Kathleen Worsdale had 10 saves in 60 minutes in goal.
Stanford was led by Emily Newstrom, Kyle Fraser and Carolyn Bradley with three goals each.
The Gaels got off to a strong start as DeBruhl and Cross scored to tie the game at 2-2 with 21:09 left in the first half. Stanford would score four unanswered goals to pull ahead 6-2 with 15:58 left. After the Gaels pulled within 7-4, Stanford scored the final four goals of the half for an 11-4 halftime lead.
The Cardinal scored the first four goals to begin the second half to take a commanding 15-4 lead and never looked back as Stanford won the game 16-7.
Stanford outshot SMC 33-17 and held a 19-17 advantage in ground balls. The Cardinal held a 15-9 advantage in draw controls while the Gaels held a 10-7 edge in saves. Stanford had 10 caused turnovers while the Gaels had six total caused turnovers.
Saint Mary's is back in action with its final game of the year on Tuesday, April 24. The Gaels travel to UC Davis for a non-conference game at 2:00 p.m. on the Aggie campus.