The Stanford women's lacrosse team delivered a dominating performance Thursday night, beating California, 16-6, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament semifinal match in Eugene.
The Cardinal advance to Friday's tournament championship and will face top-seeded Denver, which won its semifinal game earlier in the day against USC, 17-11.
Stanford (12-5) got off to a hot start and never looked back, controlling a majority of the possession and spending most of its time in the offensive zone.
The Cardinal tallied eight goals each half and outshot the Golden Bears, 28-15. Stanford held Cal (9-7) to two scores in the opening half and four in the second.
Hannah Farr opened the game's scoring 2:04 into the match. She finished the game with a team-best four goals.
Stanford received goals from five players in the first half, and freshman Julia Burns notched three assists.
After taking an 8-2 lead into halftime, the Cardinal did not let up in the second half, notching another eight goals and holding Cal to four. Rachel Ozer and Burns led the way in the second half, scoring two goals apiece.
Ozer led Stanford offensively in the game with six points on three goals and three assists, followed by Burns with five (2-3) and Farr with four (4-0).
The Cardinal was strong defensively, backed by goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz's five saves. Megan Lerner led the team with three ground balls and four draw controls.
Stanford will compete for its eighth MPSF Tournament title in nine years as it takes on Denver on Saturday at 1 p.m. (PT).