No. 6 Stanford got its postseason off to a good start with a 20-11 win over California in the MPSF semifinal. The Cardinal will now advance to the MPSF Championship game as it attempts to win the conference tournament for the seventh-consecutive year and earn the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.
“I thought we played really well on offense,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “We still have some things to work on going forward, but it was a good result.”
Cal jumped out to a quick start, scoring the game’s first two goals in just over a minute of play. The lead would not last long, however, as Stanford would then score 13-consecutive goals.
The Cardinal took its first lead at the 20:42 mark in the half when Anna Boeri collected the ball behind the net and fed a streaking Flynn for her second goal of the game. Catherine Swansonadded to lead moments later with a driving goal down the center of the fan.