FARMVILLE, Va. – No. 14 Stanford took its first step toward a fifth conference tournament crown in six years, blanking Radford 2-0 on Thursday in the opening round of the NorPac Championship.
Stanford (13-6) dominated the match, owning convincing advantages in shots (31-4) and penalty corners (17-2).
Radford (2-18) was able to stay within striking distance thanks to goalie Sidney Encarnacion’s 11-save effort and four defensive saves by the backline.
After a scoreless first half, Kelsey Harbin put the Cardinal in front 1-0 in the 39th minute, scoring off a penalty corner with assists from Hope Burke and Maddie Secco.
Becky Dru’s 10th goal of the year with less than five minutes remaining in the match iced the match, with Elise Ogle and Secco providing assists.
Dru fired off a career-high nine shot attempts while Harbin added four. Ogle and Alex McCawley chipped in with three apiece.
Dulcie Davies made four saves in the cage, collecting her sixth shutout.