The Fresno State lacrosse team looks to carry momentum into two conference road games this week.
April 14, 2014
Fresno State Weekly Release
Game #12 April 15, 2014 3 p.m. PT
Fresno State (2-9, 1-5 MPSF) at Cal (3-9, 1-4 MPSF)
California Memorial Stadium Berkeley, Calif.
Series Record: Cal leads 5-0
Last Meeting: March 19, 2013 (L: 16-8)
Live Stats: GoBulldogs.com
Game #13 April 18, 2014 4 p.m. PT
Fresno State (2-9, 1-5 MPSF) at UC Davis (6-7, 1-5 MPSF)
Aggie Stadium Davis, Calif.
Series Record: UC Davis leads 4-1
Last Meeting: April 13, 2013 (L: 15-6)
Live Stats: GoBulldogs.com
TV: Aggie TV
'Dogs Continue MPSF Play at Cal & UC Davis
Coming off its first conference win of the season, the Fresno State lacrosse team looks to carry momentum into two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road games this week. The Bulldogs first play at Cal on April 15 at 3 p.m. before traveling to face the UC Davis Aggies on April 18 at 4 p.m.
About the Competition
Cal (3-9, 1-4 MPSF) split two games on the East Coast last week with an 11-10 win over Detroit a close 13-12 overtime loss to Michigan. The Bears have one conference win under their belt, like the 'Dogs, they took down the St. Mary's 20-14 in their season opener. Freshman midfielder Bella Huther leads Cal with 38 goals this season- Huther has scored at least four goals in the past three games. The Bears average 10.75 goals per game off a 46.7 shooting percentage.
After opening season with five straight wins, UC Davis (6-7, 1-5 MPSF) has most recently gone on a four game losing streak with conference loses to Denver, Colorado and Oregon. The Aggies have one MPSF win this year over Cal. The Aggies are led by junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry with 34 goals, 46 points and 51 draw controls.
'Dogs Defeat St. Mary's for First Conference Win
The Bulldogs came together for their best game of the season last week to defeat St. Mary's 16-12 for their first conference win of the season. Fresno State posted a season-best 20 points, 21 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers in the victory on Senior Night. Six Bulldogs scored on the night, led by sophomore Anjelica Fuccillo with career-high five goals. On the defensive end redshirt freshman Chyna Hill recorded a personal-best four groundballs and three caused-turnovers for the Bulldogs.
Seniors Shine on Their Night
On a perfect Senior Night, Bulldogs' seniors Kara Concheck, Lisa Barnaba and Ashley Phillips combined to lead the Bulldogs to their first win over longtime rival and conference opponent St. Mary's in the programs history on April 10. Barnaba came up huge in cage for Fresno State in the win with 15 saves off of the Gaels 31 shots. Her 15 saves ranks third all-time in Fresno State's record books. Phillips stepped up and led a strong defense unit for the 'Dogs, adding two caused turnovers and one groundball in the overall great team win. Concheck also came out on fire in her last home game of her career and posted a personal-best six points in the victory off of four goals and two assists.
Concheck in the Record Books
Senior Kara Concheck leads the Bulldogs with 21 goals and 25 points this season. After recording her four hat trick of the season last week over St. Mary's with a career-high six points, Concheck now leads Fresno State all-time in goals (65) and points (75).
The freshman Bulldog class has made a positive impact across the field in their first season. As a class they have combined for 23 goals and 28 points. Freshmen Allison Poust leads the class with seven goals which ranks fourth on the team, while Kyleigh Westgarth and Sarah Goetz have four goals each. Westgarth also leads Fresno State with 30 draw controls this year while Caroline Dineen-Carlson is second on the team with 20 draw controls and five caused turnovers.
The Bulldogs have just two regular season games left after this week of competitive. Fresno State next travels to San Diego State on April 23 for its final MPSF game of the year before closing season at Michigan on April 26.
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