Lacrosse Defeats Presbyterian in Season Opener
Marcy Levatino led the Bulldogs with 7 goals.
Marcy Levatino led the Bulldogs with 7 goals.

Feb. 17, 2013

Final Stats

By Kasandra Martinson

Box Score

LOS ANGELES-The Fresno State women's lacrosse team started its season on a high note on Sunday afternoon. After gaining a lead 12 minutes into the game, the `Dogs never looked back and beat Presbyterian 17-14.

The game started in a battle, with Fresno State and Presbyterian taking turns putting the ball in the back of the net. The score stayed even until Marcy Levatino'sgoal at 18:32. The `Dogs led from that point on and controlled the rest of the game.

Breaking the Fresno State lacrosse record for goals scored in a single game, Levatino led the Bulldogs today, putting seven goals in the back of the net.

"Marcy did a fantastic job, she scored seven goals, she was a leader for us on the draw control, and she broke a school record today, which we are really proud of," said head coach Jessica Pausewang. "She kept her head up and kept moving and was really playing team lacrosse today. She was a huge influence for us."

Six other Bulldogs scored in the team effort, including freshman attacker Anjelica Fuccillo with four goals and two assists. Senior Sara Weber added two goals and an assist to Paula Badali.

"In her first college debut, Fuccillo did a really good job of helping down low on attack," said Pausewang. "It was nice to see some of our younger players stepping up and also having the upper classmen there supporting. It was a whole team effort today."



Holly Cisnerosadded one goal for the `Dogs and picked up six ground balls.

Katie Wilburstepped up for the defense, with eight saves in the goal.

"I think it is a stepping point to show where we are going as a program, starting off 1-0 and being able to really make our mark early and we are going to keep building on this for the rest of the season," said Pausewang. "It's really nice to start this way!"

Starting their season at 1-0, the Bulldogs have two weeks to now prepare for their next game when they take on La Salle in San Diego on March 5.

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