'Dogs Edged By Gaels, 15-11
Kara Concheck had a team-high four goals against St. Mary's on Wednesday night.
Kara Concheck had a team-high four goals against St. Mary's on Wednesday night.

April 17, 2013

Final Stats

By K. Martinson

MORAGA, Calif- The Fresno State Lacrosse team had a heartbreaking loss to conference opponent St. Mary's on Wednesday night, 15-11. The Bulldogs stayed even with the Gaels, though were unable to close the game for the win.

"It was a really exciting game from start to finish," said Head Coach Jessica Pausewang. "I think we did a really good job responding to some early goals that they got."

The Bulldogs started the game strong with two saves from goalkeeper Katie Wilbur, and the first goal of the game from Kara Concheck just two minutes into the half.

St. Mary's battled right back with a five-goal run to gain a 5-1 lead over Fresno State. The 'Dogs stopped the run with another goal from Concheck with 16:48 left in the half. Fresno State then went on to score four straight goals to gain a 6-5 lead. The Gaels scored with one minute left in the first half to tie the game at 6-6 going into halftime.

St. Mary's came out with three goals right off the bat to start the second half. The Gaels went on to outscore the Bulldogs 9-5 in final half for the 15-11 win.

Six different Bulldogs scored in the teams effort, including Concheck with a team high four goals. Taylor Fiehler and Marcy Levatino had two goals apiece. Sara Weber, Natalie Harrington and Holly Cisneros added one goal a piece for the 'Dogs.



Weber and Levatino had four draw controls each, totaling for eight of the teams 10 of the game.

The defensive unit had a strong day. Wilbur finished the game with 14 saves and now has 111 this season. Ashley Phillips had a team-high three caused turnovers and freshman defender Sophia Aragon picked up four groundballs for Fresno State.

"Going into USC I think we know where we need to step up," added Pausewang. "I am looking forward to going back to the field where we got our first win of the season and to finish strong."

The Bulldogs (2-12) now travel to Los Angeles to play their last game of the 2013 season this Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. against first year program, USC (6-9).

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