Stanford and USC Stay Unbeaten in MPSF

USC has won 16 straight and is 4-0 in the MPSF.

USC has won 16 straight and is 4-0 in the MPSF.

April 12, 2010

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STANFORD (20-1 Overall/5-0 MPSF) scored four unanswered first quarter goals to spark a 10-6 win at Hawaii in MPSF action Sunday. Kelly Eaton poured in a game-high four goals while Annika Dries added three. Goalkeeper Amber Oland collected nine saves. The Cardinal have two remaining on the regular season schedule, hosting California Saturday (Apr. 17) followed by USC on the 24th with a possible MPSF Tournament No. 1 seed at stake.

USC (18-1 Overall/4-0 MPSF) won its 16th-straight with a 14-5 conference road decision at Arizona State. Kally Lucas equaled her career-high of four goals. The Trojans have three left in the MPSF, hosting UCLA Saturday (Apr. 17), before finishing the regular season at San Jose State and Stanford Apr. 23-24.

UCLA (17-6 Overall/4-2 MPSF) used a 4-1 second half this past Saturday at San Diego State en route to a 7-4 MPSF road win. Kelly Easterday matched a game-high of two goals. Two days earlier, the Bruins snapped No. 7 Loyola Marymount's school record 14-game win streak in an 8-4 outcome. Grace Reynolds and Priscilla Orozco scored two apiece and Caitlin Dement stopped eight shots in goal. UCLA visits USC Saturday.

CALIFORNIA (23-5 Overall/4-2 MPSF) extended its win streak to nine straight with two Sunday wins at Santa Clara, defeating UC San Diego 17-5 and No. 7 Loyola Marymount 11-3. Freshman Dana Ochsner put away seven goals against UCSD. Lauren Bridges had a hat trick vs. UCSD while Camille Hewko also scored three vs. the Lions. Stephanie Peckham combined for 19 saves in the two games. The Bears visit Stanford Saturday.

SAN JOSE STATE (16-10 Overall/2-3 MPSF) took out UC San Diego, 16-8, and CS Bakersfield 13-9 in a Saturday doubleheader at Santa Clara. Adriana Vogt posted a hat trick in each game, while Dani Curran netted an afternoon-high four goals vs. the Tritons. Goalkeeper Meagan Minson tallied 10 saves vs. the Roadrunners. The Spartans travel to Hawaii Saturday before hosting USC on Apr. 23 in their final two games. The Spartans will then be the No. 5 or 6 seed in the conference tournament.

HAWAII (15-7 Overall/3-3 MPSF) had its nine-game win streak come to an end at the hands of No. 2 Stanford, 10-6 Sunday in Honolulu. Monika Eggens and Ryan Hanson-Swaner each scored two goals. The Rainbow Wahine has one left to close the regular schedule, hosting San Jose State Saturday (Apr. 17). Hawaii would be seeded fourth in the conference tournament with a win and a UCLA loss.

SAN DIEGO STATE (18-12 Overall/0-6 MPSF) came up short in its final home game of the year, 7-5 to UCLA. Leanne Ford scored twice and Kelly Campoli picked up nine saves in the cage. The Aztecs travel to Arizona State in the MPSF finale Saturday (Apr. 17) with the winner receiving a No. 7 seed in the conference tournament at the end of the month. While in Tempe, SDSU also faces Indiana as the second game of a doubleheader.

ARIZONA STATE (15-11 Overall/0-6 MPSF) dropped a 14-5 decision at home to top-ranked USC on Saturday. Freshman Shannon Haas scored four of the five Sun Devil goals. San Diego State visits Saturday (Apr. 17) with the winner receiving a No. 7 tournament seed. ASU also hosts Indiana Sunday (Apr. 18) to close the regular season.

KELLY EATON MPSF MIKASA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Stanford senior driver Kelly Eaton (Menlo Park, CA/Menlo-Atherton HS) led all players with four goals in a 10-6 win at No. 5 Hawaii in MPSF action on Sunday. She tallied back-to-back in the first quarter after UH had scored the first goal of the game. The Cardinal remained unbeaten in the conference. Eaton also earned this honor on March 8, thus joining Monika Eggens of Hawaii as a repeat winner this year. Also Nominated: Kally Lucas (USC); Priscilla Orozco (UCLA)

ANNIKA DRIES MPSF MIKASA NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Stanford freshman two-meter Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS) poured in a hat trick in the 10-6 win at No. 5 Hawaii. The first of her three goals late in the first quarter topped off four unanswered Cardinal goals, following the opening strike by the Rainbow Wahine. Dries joins Patricia Jancso of USC as a repeat winner of this honor in 2010.

Also Nominated: Shannon Haas (ASU)