STORRS, Conn. (April 28, 2006) - Abbey VanDeusen (Fayetteville, N.Y.) scored two goals and five others added single tallies, but Stanford topped the University of Connecticut womens lacrosse team, 10-7, Friday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in the regular-season finale for the Huskies.
With the loss, UConn falls to 5-11 on the year, while the Cardinal improves to 9-5 overall.
Stanford jumped out to an early 3-1 lead off the strength of two tallies from Sarah Bach, but the Huskies came back with goals from Laura Trzasko (Plainsboro, N.J.) and Shannon Burke (Camillus, N.Y.) to tie up the game with 6:40 to play in the first half. Neither team would score in the remaining minutes of play, sending the squads into the half with a 3-3 count.
The Huskies came out firing in the second period, as Allison Tyminski (Kirkville, N.Y.) scored her second goal of the year off an assist from Janet Williams (Reisterstown, Md.) to give UConn the lead for the first and only time in the contest. Megan Burker tied up the game for Stanford at the 25:48 mark with the first of her three goals and then Bach pulled the Cardinal on top just over three minutes later.
UConn answered with a game-tying goal from Kristin Link (Slinglerlands, N.Y.) at 22:10, but Burker responded with back-to-back goals just 12 seconds apart to give Stanford the lead once and for all. VanDeusen cut the lead to one with a free position goal to make it 7-6 with 11:44 to play; however, the Cardinal countered with a 3-0 run to go up 10-6 with 1:28 remaining. The Huskies won the ensuing draw and scored :16 later off Katy Ryans (Hamburg, N.Y.) second goal of the season to up the score to 10-7, but they were unable to control play down the stretch or capitalize on offensive opportunities in the remaining moments of play.
Bach led the Cardinal with four goals and an assist on the night. UConns keeper, Kristen Haldeman (Malvern, Pa.), finished the night with 13 saves, while her Stanford counterpart, Laura Shane tallied nine.
The Cardinal out-shot UConn by a 31-21 margin and won 11-of-19 draw controls.
Friday nights game served as senior night with Cea Fong (Greenwich, Conn.), Haldeman, Tyminski and VanDeusen being honored prior to the opening draw in the Hartford Courant/careerbuilder.com Senior Salute.