'Dogs Came Up Short Against Aztecs
Taylor Fiehler had an assist to Kara Concheck in the second half.
Taylor Fiehler had an assist to Kara Concheck in the second half.

March 20, 2012

By Brienne Doan

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's lacrosse team came up short against San Diego State in San Diego on Tuesday afternoon, falling 15-8.

With the confidence and excitement from Saturday's win, Fresno State dictated the pace early jumping out to a 2-0 lead to start the game against San Diego State within the first five minutes. Unfortunately, the Aztecs came back with six unanswered goals shortly after.

The Bulldogs' scoring in the first half came from junior Natalie Harrington within the first five minutes followed by Briana Hetherington two minutes after.

The Aztecs led 9-3 at halftime after Kara Concheck tallied another point to the scoreboard with an assist from Hetherington.

"I thought we came out strong but we still need to capitalize on the little things. I think games like this are a learning experience for the girls," Head Coach Jessica Pausewang said.

After the break, once again the Bulldogs came out strong scoring two goals within the first five minutes. Harrington had the first goal in the second half followed by an assist to Hetherington marking the second.

Taylor Fiehler added the second assist of the game as she found Concheck to score her second goal. Hetherington scored with less than 16 minutes left of play created yet another hat trick for the second game in a row.

Midfielder Sara Weber scored the last goal for the Bulldogs before falling to the Aztecs 15-8. Defensively in-between the pipes starting goalkeeper Katie Wilbur played the first 30 minutes with seven saves and Lisa Barnaba came out in the second half with five saves to end the game.



"We can learn from this game and prepare for Thursday as we return home," Pausewang said.

The Bulldogs play in Bulldog Stadium against Central Connecticut at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and after that they head to the east coast and return home April 3.

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