'Dogs Come Up Short Against Marist
March 2, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
LOS ANGELES --- In a neutral site game, the Fresno State lacrosse team fell to Marist 17-8 on Sunday morning at Loker Track Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
"I thought we did well today, we need to continue working on our execution of our game plan and being consistent," said Fresno State head coach Jessica Pausewang. "We had moments where we played really well, but we let up a little bit and that is hard to come back from. One big thing we need to pick up on is our draw controls."
Marists' win was charged behind a 21-7 draw control advantage over the 'Dogs. The Red Foxes also outshot Fresno State 37-13 in the victory.
Four Bulldogs scored to combine for Fresno States eight points in the loss. Senior Kara Concheck and junior Marcy Levatino had two goals apiece. Concheck now leads the 'Dogs with six points this season.
Freshman Chelsea Hall and Sarah Goetz came off the bench to score their first collegiate goals, both newcomers also had two goals each against the Red Foxes. Hall shot 2-for-2 and scored one of her goals off a free position.
In split time, senior goalkeeper Lisa Barnaba had 10 saves in goal while freshman goalie Meganne Weissenfel had two saves in her 13 minutes in the cage. Barnaba also picked up a career-high eight groundballs, setting a new Fresno State single-game record. Her eight groundballs is also a 2014 MPSF-High and ranks tied for third all-time in the conference.
In the defensive effort redshirt freshman Chyna Hill recorded a career-high three groundballs and game-high two caused turnovers for the Bulldogs.
"I hope we learned a lot from this game going into our conference play coming up, we are going to grow from that," added Pausewang.
Fresno State (1-3) returns home to Bulldog Stadium for two conference home games this week. The 'Dogs host No. 13 Stanford on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT and Colorado on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT.
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