STANFORD, Calif. – Kelsey Harbin scored her second consecutive game-winning goal to lead No. 16 Stanford past No. 10 Iowa 3-2 on Friday.
Harbin’s second goal of the year came in the 46th minute off a penalty corner, with Kasey Quon initiating the play and Becky Dru providing the feed.
Stanford (4-3) rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1, tying the game twice thanks to goals from freshmen Maddie Secco and Lauren Becker.
Iowa (2-2), which ascended to No. 10 in the national rankings this week after a fast start, attempted to battle back but was forced to play the final minutes short-handed when Corinne Allen and Jessica Barnett were issued a green card and yellow card, respectively.
The Cardinals held a 12-11 advantage in shots and a 7-6 edge in penalty corners. Nine different players registered at least one shot attempt for Stanford, with Harbin, Secco and Becky Dru notching two apiece.
The Hawkeyes jumped out early, scoring in the third minute when Niki Schultheis sent a loose ball to the left of the cage.
At the 17:01 mark, Secco tallied her second goal of the season, scoring unassisted when she beat Iowa keeper Kathleen McGraw.
Five minutes later, Barnett converted on a penalty corner with assists from Schultheis and Marike Stribos.
Stanford was able to equalize right before the half, with Lauren Becker contributing her second goal of the season following a penalty corner with assists from Hope Burke and Dru.
Ten minutes into the second period, Harbin produced the go-ahead goal off a penalty corner. The sophomore defender also scored the game-winner in Stanford’s 2-1 win over Central Michigan on Monday.
Dulcie Davies made six saves in goal to earn the win.