The Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 1-1 Pac-12) three-game win streak was cut short as they lost 17-6 to No. 25 Stanford Cardinal (3-4, 1-1). It was their first loss at home this season.
The Sun Devils struggled on all cylinders late in the first half, but the early minutes of play showed promising success. They jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a goal from sophomore attacker Katie Brodsky.
Stanford answered putting up two back-to-back to take the lead. However, Stanford’s next goal wouldn’t come for another twelve minutes as redshirt junior goalkeeper Berkeley Bonneau shut them down. She had eight saves in the first ten minutes, and kept Stanford from adding in anymore points.
Despite some key saves by Bonneau, Stanford quickly worked out the kinks and found their groove to take a 12-1 lead heading into halftime.
Even after being down by eleven, ASU continued to fight in the second half. The Sun Devils added in five goals in the final 30 minutes and held Stanford to only five.
The Sun Devils will look to bounce back from this loss as they face the No. 10 USC Trojans in Tempe Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
”We have to continue to do the other things that we have done well since day one,” coach Tim McCormack said. “Can’t wait to get back together to start enjoying the process again.”