Stanford Bumps Cal from MPSF Semis, 16-6
May 2, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Two-time MPSF Player of the Year Megan Takacs scored four of California's six goals and became the new school leader in career goals, but Stanford eliminated Cal from the MPSF Tournament, 16-6, Thursday night in Eugene Ore.
Takacs, who yesterday was tabbed the MPSF Player of the Year for the second straight year, tallied the Bears' first three goals of the game. She now boasts 148 career goals, the most in school history. Takacs also now has 183 career points. On the season, Takacs has 52 goals, one shy of matching her 2012 mark. Takacs also added an assist to give herself five points on the night.
Stanford controlled the match from start to finish, scoring two goals in the first five minutes and later taking an 8-2 lead into the break at halftime.
The Bears tried to spark a comeback at the outset of the second half, scoring the first two goals of the half in the first three minutes. The Cardinal rebounded and scored five of the next six goals to maintain control of the game.
Amelia Burke scored the other two Cal goals.
Melissa Humphrey notched an assist to give her a team-best 29 this season and 74 for her career that ranks second all-time in school history.
Stanford will meet No. 11 Denver in Saturday's MPSF championship match.