Pioneers Fall to Stanford in MPSF Semifinals

PALO ALTO, Calif. University of Denver redshirt junior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) and freshman Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) scored four points each, but the Pioneers fell 14-9 to Stanford in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament Semifinals on Friday night.

The Pioneers, which entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed, finished the season 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the MPSF, while Stanford (8-9, 5-2 MPSF), which has won seven-straight MPSF Tournament titles, advances to the championship game.

Secora had two goals and two assists, while Remenapp recorded a hat trick and one assist. Junior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) tallied five ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Secora got the Pioneers on the board quickly off an assist from Remenapp just 43 seconds in. However, Stanford stormed back, scoring the next four goals.

Remenapp and Maier scored back-to-back goals to cut the deficit back to one with 4:30 left in the first, but the Cardinal rallied for six goals before the end of the half to take a 10-3 lead into the break.

Remenapp scored to start the second, followed a few minutes later by a goal from sophomore Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.), but again Stanford responded, scoring four of the next five goals.

The Cardinal will look for its eighth-straight MPSF Tournament title, when Stanford meets No. 1 seed Oregon in the championship game on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. MT.

2012-04-28



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