HARRISONBURG, Va., March 30, 2013 -- The 13th-ranked Stanford women's lacrosse team overcame a 7-5 halftime deficit to beat No. 19 James Madison 14-9 Saturday afternoon at University Park.
Stanford improved to 6-2 with its fourth straight win. JMU's record is now 6-4, with all four of the losses coming to ranked teams.
JMU was led in scoring by junior Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) with three goals. Redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) tallied two goals and assisted two others, and redshirt senior Rebecca McLouth (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) scored twice and added an assist.
Stanford got five goals and two assists from junior Rachel Ozer (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo) and four goals from freshman Lucy Dikeou (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver). Sophomore Hannah Farr (Hillsborough, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) contributed two goals.
Late in the first half Stanford was down by three, 7-4, after back-to-back scores by McLouth and Roguski, The Dukes gained possession with under four minutes to play after senior Kelsey MacDonald (Glyndon, Md./Bryn Mawr) forced a Cardinal turnover, and JMU was working the clock down for a final shot. But the Cardinal took advantage of a Dukes turnover with 1:44 left, and Ozer scored with 17 seconds to go to end the half with JMU ahead 7-5.
Ozer's goal was the first of four straight for Stanford, who opened the second period with consecutive goals by Dikeou, Ozer and Farr to go up 8-7 with 19:32 remaining.
A JMU goal by sophomore Steph Finley (Media, Pa./Sacred Heart) at 17:54 tied the game at eight, but Stanford got back-to-back goals from Ozer and freshman Adrienne Anderson (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Rancho Margarita Catholic) to gain a 10-8 lead with 12:32 on the clock.
JMU scored a single goal, by McLouth at 11:14, the rest of the way. Stanford scored four times in the final 7:23 for the final 14-9 margin of victory.
Stanford out-shot JMU 31-17 and controlled the draw 15 times to 10 for JMU.
JMU sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) made nine saves, while Stanford junior goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz (Crofton, Md./St. Mary’s) finished with two saves.
Healy led all players with five ground balls, and Ancarrow was the team leader in draw controls with three. MacDonald, Curwin, McLouth and sophomore Lexi Cross (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) each had two caused turnovers.