Stanford Faces Tough Non-Conference Loss

Steuber Rugby Stadium, Friday March 14, 2014

Stanford fielded a young inexperienced team under the lights at Steuber stadium. Princeton took an early lead, and while Stanford came back in the second half it wasn’t enough to give them the win. Stanford lost to Princeton 22 – 29.

At the start of the first half, Princeton failed to kick the ball 10 meters, which led to a scrum. Stanford won the scrum, but was on their back foot, and Princeton turned over the ball to earn a try within the first two minutes of the game. The two teams turned exchanged possession several times over the next few minutes before the next try was scored after a missed Stanford lineout. Through the rest of the half, Stanford’s forward momentum was stopped by turnovers in the ruck and handling errors, with Princeton scoring one more try late in the half.

Stanford came aggressively into the second half, picking up a try within the first two minutes, but let Princeton answer with a try of their own. Stanford spent much of the half in Princeton’s end of the field, but Princeton’s goal-line defense kept Stanford from scoring on several occasions. Stanford was only one try down nearing the ned of the half, but let Princeton score, leaving a two try decifit. Stanford came back with a try late in the game but could not score again. Final Score: 29-22 Princeton.

Next Up: Stanford’s final conference match, against Chico State on Saturday March 15th  at Steuber Stadium, 5pm

Stanford Team vs. Princeton: 1: Darcey Pancoast (Jemima Oso) 2: Fiona Meyer-Teruel 3: Chelsey Sveinsson (Maxine Fonua) 4: Daly Montgomery 5: Marina Kalliga (Allie Ballesteros) 6: Michelle Battle 7: Mia Hutchinson 8: Isabella Badia-Bellinger (Kaelyn Varner) 9: Tia Watkins (Captain) 10: Catherynn Vuong (Nikki Richardson) 11: Sara Maurer 12: Madda Wilson 13: Sarah Houamed 14: Theresa Asquo (esther Melton) 15: Valerie Chen

Scoring Summary:
2: Princeton Try 5-0 Princeton
16: Princeton Try & Conversion 12-0 Princeton
36: Princeton Try 17-0 Princeton 42: Stanford Try (Wilson) 17-5 Princeton
47: Princeton Try 22-5 Princeton
64: Stanford Try (Wilson) 22-10 Princeton
69: Stanford Try (Vuong) & Conversion (Ballesteros) 22-17 Princeton
75: Princeton Try & Conversion 29-17 Princeton
79: Stanford Try (Meyer-Teruel) 29-22 Princeton