Stanford Scores at 0:04 to Oust No. 9 Irish from Tournament

Stanford was led by Dikeou's three goals and two goals each from Burns and Farr. Munoz picked up the win with six saves.

The Cardinal took a 4-2 lead into the halftime break. The first half started off with a bang with three goals in less than six minutes before the game slowed down as the two teams worked the ball around the crease. The first half saw the Irish turn the ball over seven times and commit 14 fouls to just three in each category for Stanford. Notre Dame had the decided edge in the draw circle due to B. Sullivan, but had trouble turning that advantage into goals.

Notre Dame took a 1-0 lead just 1:13 into the half as Gargan drilled the ball past Munoz. Stanford answered with three goals from Farr, Kim and Dikeou. The Irish trimmed the lead to 3-2 after Powell weaved through the Cardinal defense to score with 11:53 left in the half. Stanford closed out the first period with a goal from Burns with 7:39 left to give the half its final margin.

"I felt at our offense was stagnant and didn't come out as fast or as strong as we had been preparing to do these last two weeks," said Halfpenny. "Ultimately having to play from behind was too much for us to overcome. Our Achilles heel all year has been our slow starts on offense and tonight we were unable to overcome the two-goal first-half deficit. While I'm proud of how hard we fault in the second half tonight and all season, unfortunately it wasn't enough to advance on to the second round."

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2013-05-11



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