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The 13th-ranked Stanford field hockey is one of several sports to host home openers this weekend. The Cardinal plays No. 17 Iowa on Friday at 4 p.m. Both teams are looking for their first victory of the season.

Stanford (0-2) also hosts No. 22 Massachusetts at noon Sunday and No. 20 Harvard at noon Monday.


Tara Danielson
The Cardinal opened its season on the road last weekend, losing to No. 4 Connecticut, 2-0, and No. 14 Northwestern, 1-0.

While Stanford failed to score, its defense played to a high level, exemplified by the extraordinary play of goalkeeper Kelsey Bing, who turned in consecutive 10-save matches. She recorded a conference-leading .870 saves percentage and a 1.50 goals against average.

Those efforts earned Bing the America East Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in her career. She currently ranks fourth in the NCAA in saves per game and 12th in save percentage, while leading the conference in both.

The Hawkeyes (0-2) also lost to a pair of ranked team last weekend, losing 3-2 to No. 15 Wake Forest and 3-0 to top-ranked North Carolina.

Stanford is 7-8 all time against Iowa, but 5-0 under coach Tara Danielson.

Danielson was a team captain while playing four years at Massachusetts (2-0). She's 1-1 against the Minutewomen as a coach.

Harvard opens its season at UC Davis on Friday and plays at Pacific on Saturday before visiting Stanford.

— Stanford Athletics

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