'Dogs Unable to Tame Lions, Fall to Columbia 14-8
Sophomore Anjelica Fucllio recorded her first hat trick of the season against the Lions.
Sophomore Anjelica Fucllio recorded her first hat trick of the season against the Lions.

March 19, 2014

Final Stats

By Kasandra Martinson

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State lacrosse team dropped its final nonconference game of the season to Colombia 14-8 on Wednesday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs were able to hang tough with the Lions through the whole game, staying even on the draw which led to a strong attacking game for the 'Dogs.

Fresno State had had 11 draw controls to Columbia's 12 while the Lions had a slight 22-18 shot advantage over the 'Dogs.

Kyleigh Westgarth had a career-high six draw controls for the Bulldogs and added two goals on the day.

Fresno State trailed Columbia by four (7-3) at halftime, and came out after the break on a mission. Sophomore Anjelica Fuccillo started the second half hot, scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes for the 'Dogs, marking a team-high.

"Jel (Anjelicia) really executed today, she got on the line twice and was 2-for-2 on her free positions shots which is awesome," said Fresno State head coach Jessica Pausewang on Fuccillo's three-goal performance.

Columbia's Paige Cuscovitch rallied back and scored three straight goals for the Lions, holding the Bulldogs off for the 14-8 win.

Kara Concheck, Marcy Levatino, and Brooke Filgo all added one goal apiece for the Bulldogs.

"We have been working really hard to play great defense with a small amount of fouls and we did that today," added Pausewang. "We did well on the draw controls again today too, we just need to put it all together and connect in the middle."



Fresno State (1-8, 0-4 MPSF) has a week off before continuing its three-game home stand as they are set to host conference opponent USC on March 28 at 5 p.m. PT.

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