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Stanford Athletics | September 6, 2018

Stanford field hockey: Corinne Zanolli's effort leads to No. 15 Cardinal's highest score in 6 years

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -  Corinne Zanolli's five-goal effort fueled No. 20 Stanford's 8-1 rout of Ohio on Thursday afternoon in a neutral-site match.

Playing the first of three matches over a four-day stretch, Stanford (1-3, 0-0 America East) picked up its first win of the season following three hard-fought losses against top-15 competition.

Stanford overwhelmed Ohio early and often, producing its best offensive performance since a 10-0 victory over La Salle on Aug. 24, 2012. The Cardinal built a 3-0 halftime lead and held a 31-5 shot advantage against the Bobcats (1-4, 0-0 MAC).

Zanolli, who led Stanford with 15 goals as a freshman in 2017, had been held scoreless over the first three games. However, Thursday's contest was a breakthrough, with Zanolli firing off a career-best nine shots and scoring three of her five goals after intermission.

Emma Alderton, Frances Carstens and Molly Redgrove all chipped in with a goal for Stanford, which led 7-0 until Brittany Keen's goal in the 64th minute finally put the Bobcats on the board.

The penalty corner was once again a weapon for Stanford, which owned a 10-2 edge. Kennedy Schumacher and Jessica Welch both finished with two assists, helping the Cardinal convert opportunities in the first and second periods.

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Carstens and Phoebe Crosthwaite both contributed five shot attempts.

Kelsey Bing picked up the victory, holding Ohio scoreless for the first 57:42 in the cage. Hannah Santos made her collegiate debut, playing the final 13 minutes.

Stanford continues its road swing on Friday, facing host Indiana at 12:30 p.m. PT.

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