The Stanford Cardinal took on local Women’s club teal the Berkeley All-Blues, but were outmatched, 34-24.
Early in the game, Stanford struggled in contact against the strong and experienced All-Blues. Penalties in the ruck, and lost meters in contact from the Stanford women gave the All-Blues the first try of the game. The half continued in much the same way, with the Stanford women coming close to the try line, but turning over the ball just short of scoring. The All-Blues managed three additional tries, and Stanford ended the half scoreless, but once again just shy of their try line. All-Blues 22, Stanford 0.
Stanford came into the second half with renewed energy, getting points on the board with a try within the first three minutes. The All-Blues did not relent, and soon matched the try with one of their own. The cardinal fought hard through the second half, and played a good game, but unfortunately couldn’t recover from the deficit of the first half. Final Score: All-Blues 34, Stanford 24.
In their second game of the weekend, the Stanford women came out sluggish in contact against the experience of the All-Blues, After ending the first half scoreless, a first this season, the Cardinal women came back into the second half with vigor. In the end, their second-half performance was not enough to make up for the mistakes of the first, and Stanford ended the game 10 points behind the All-Blues.
Next Up: Stanford takes on Princeton at Steuber Stadium, 7pm Friday March 14th
Stanford Team vs All-Blues: 1. Jemima Oso (Darcey Pancoast) 2. Michelle Batlle (Zineb Oulmakki) 3. Maxine Fonua 4. Jessica Smith (Daly Montgomery) 5. Allie Ballesteros 6. Lai Turn 7. Mia Hutchinson (Kaelyn Varner) 8. Aly Gleason 9. Esther Melton (Tia Watkins) 10. Nikki Richardson 11. Madda Wilson 12. Catherynn Vuong 13. Dani McDonald 14. Sarah Houamed (Sara Maurer) 15. Sasha Herbst de Cortina