Miami scored in the final two minutes to edge host Stanford, 2-1, in the opening round of the NCAA Field Hockey tournament Wednesday.
Stanford (13-8) opened the scoring midway through the first half but the RedHawks responded eight minutes later.
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Miami's Paula Portugal, who scored twice, evened things in the 33rd minute as Henni Otten pushed a ball through traffic where Portugal backhanded it into the far left corner.
The RedHawks took control in the second half, crushing nine shots to Stanford's two while being awarded eight corners to the Cardinal's one.
Kelsey Bing was instrumental in keeping the Cardinal within range, recording five of her seven saves in the second half.
Portugal scored again with under two minutues to play, using flashy stick work to battle past three Stanford defenders and pound a shot into the left side of the goal, past a diving Bing.