Bulldogs Face Oregon & UConn

March 13, 2014

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Game #7 • March 15, 2014 • 2 p.m. PT
Fresno State (1-5, 0-3 MPSF) at Oregon (2-2, 0-0 MPSF)

Pape Field • Eugene, Ore.
Series Record: Oregon leads 6-0
Last Meeting: April 10, 2013 (L: 18-8)
TV: Pac-12 Network
Live Stats: GoBulldogs.com
Twitter: @fresnostatelax

Game #8 • March 16, 2014 • 11 a.m. PT
Fresno State (1-3, 0-1 MPSF) vs. Connecticut (2-4)

Pape Field • Eugene, Ore.
Series Record: First Matchup
Live Stats: GoBulldogs.com
Twitter: @fresnostatelax

Bulldogs Face Oregon & UConn
The Fresno State lacrosse team heads north for back-to-back weekend games against Oregon and Connecticut. In search of their first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win, the 'Dogs are set to play MPSF opponent Oregon for its conference opener on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. The Bulldogs then turnaround and face UConn the next morning at 11 a.m. PT. Both games will be played on Pape Field in Eugene, Ore.

About the Competition
Oregon (2-2, 0-0 MPSF) is on a two-game losing streak and most recently fell to Robert Morris, 15-14 in overtime on March 2. Senior attacker Shannon Propst leads the Ducks with 26 points (12 goals and 14 assists) while senior goalkeeper Caroline Federrighi has started in net in all four games for Oregon, allowing 7.89 goals a game. Oregon hosts UConn the day before playing Fresno State for their conference opener at Pape Field. The Ducks lead the all-time series 6-0 over the Bulldogs heading into Saturday's matchup.

UConn (2-4) edged James Madison 14-13 on Sunday in double-overtime to snap a three-game losing streak as they head into play this weekend. Senior midfielder Lauren Kahn netted the game-winning goal 23 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the Huskies past the Dukes. Kahn leads Connecticut with 23 points on 13 goals and 10 assists in 2014, while sophomore midfielder Katherine Finkelston is second with 16 points. Finkelston scored four goals in Sunday's win over JMU to lead all scorers. The first ever matchup of UConn and Fresno State on Sunday will be the Huskies first neutral site game this season.

Back-to-Back Hat Tricks
Senior Kara Concheck recorded back-to-back hat tricks against No. 19 Stanford and Colorado last week. The senior attacker had three goals off four shots against the Cardinal on March 5, Concheck then went on to score three more goals against the Buffs on March 8, two off free positions were she went 2-for-3 on the day. Concheck also finished the week with four groundballs and one caused turnover. The go-to attacker leads the Bulldogs with 11 goals and 12 points this season.

Dineen-Carlson Stepping Up in the Midfield
Freshman Caroline Dineen-Carlson stepped up huge for the Bulldogs in the midfield against Colorado on March 8, finishing the day with one goal, four draw controls, two grounds balls and one caused turnover. Tying her career-high four draw controls, Dineen-Carlson helped Fresno State to an 11-9 draw control advantage over the Buffs, which was season-best for the 'Dogs. The freshman midfielder also one groundball and two caused turnovers against No. 19 Stanford earlier in the week. Dineen-Carlson leads the Bulldogs with 12 draw controls this season.

Freshman Impact
The freshman Bulldog class has made a positive impact across the field in their first six collegiate games. Freshman attacker Allison Poust leads the class with four goals which ranks third on the team. In Fresno State's season opener Poust scored three goals off the bench to lead the Bulldogs to an 8-6 victory over Monmouth on Feb. 16. Fellow freshman Chelsea Hall and Sarah Goetz have three goals this season while Caroline Dineen-Carlson has two goals. Dineen-Carlson also recorded one assist at MU and leads the 'Dogs with 12 draw controls. Freshman midfielder Kyleigh Westgarth is second on the team with 10 groundballs and notched an assist at Wagner.

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