The Bulldogs are set to conclude their 2014 season with two road games this week at San Diego State and Michigan.
April 22, 2014
Fresno State Weekly Release
Game #14 April 23, 2014 6 p.m. PT
Fresno State (2-11, 1-7 MPSF) at San Diego State (6-9, 3-5 MPSF)
Aztec Lacrosse Field San Diego, Calif.
Series Record: San Diego State leads 2-0
Last Meeting: April 6, 2013 (L: 18-8)
Live Stats & Video: GoBulldogs.com
Game #15 April 26, 2014 1 p.m. PT
Fresno State (2-11, 1-7 MPSF) at Michigan (3-12, 0-6 ALC)
Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich.
Live Stats & Video: GoBulldogs.com
Bulldogs End Season on the Road
The Fresno State lacrosse team is set to conclude its 2014 season this week with two road games at San Diego State and Michigan. The Bulldogs face the Aztecs on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT for their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation finale and then travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for their last game of the season against first year program Michigan on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. PT.
About the Competition
San Diego State (6-9, 3-5 MPSF) is on an eight game losing streak and is coming off two home losses over the weekend to No. 13/9 Stanford (15-10) and Oregon (13-6). Senior Meris Walsh leads SDSU with 30 goals this season, while junior attack Michaela Jarvis is the Aztecs' leader in points with 34 on 18 goals and a team-high 16 assists. Christina Ricciardulli has been San Diego State's defensive standout throughout this season, as she's currently 48th in the nation with 52 draw controls, she also leads the Aztecs with 18 caused turnovers and 26 groundballs. SDSU is currently tied with Cal for sixth in the MPSF standings and leads the Bulldogs 2-0 all-time.
First year program, Michigan (3-12, 0-6 ALC) heads into Saturday's game with the Bulldogs off a 16-9 loss to conference foe Vanderbilt on April 19. Freshman Anna Schueler has led Michigan across the board during its inaugural season with 29 goals, 38 points, 49 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers. Fellow freshman Tess Korten is a close second in scoring with 37 points on 25 goals and a team-high 12 assists. Allison Silber has started all 15 games in cage and has a 35.2 save percentage alongside a team-best 34 groundballs. Of the Wolverines' three victories this season, two of them were over MPSF teams in sudden-victory double overtime, UC Davis (13-12, 2OT) and Cal (13-12, 2OT).
With two games remaining, senior Kara Conchek leads Fresno State with 32 points on 27 goals and five assists, while sophomore Anjelica Fuccillo is second with 27 points off of 21 goals and six assists. Defensively, freshman Kyleigh Westgarth has a team-best 33 draw controls, senior Ashley Phillips has a team-high 10 caused turnovers and junior Holly Cisneros leads the squad with 22 groundballs. In addition, junior attacker Marcy Levatino has 21 points on 16 goals and five assists this season.
Four-Straight Hat Tricks
Concheck has recorded four-straight hat tricks for the Bulldogs, dating back the USC game on March 28. The senior midfielder has posted six hat tricks this season, while sophomore Anjelica Fuccillo has matched Concheck in the last three games and has recorded four hat tricks on the year. Combined, the two have scored 28 goals for the Bulldogs in the last five games.
Concheck in the Record Books
With a standout senior year, Concheck has led Fresno State across the board this season and most recently etched her way into the record books as the Bulldogs all-time leading scorer with 71 career goals and 82 points.
The freshman Bulldog class has made a positive impact across the field in their first season. As a class they have combined for 25 goals and 32 points. Freshmen Allison Poust leads the class with seven goals which ranks fourth on the team, while Kyleigh Westgarth trails closely with six goals and Sarah Goetz adds four. Westgarth also leads Fresno State with 33 draw controls this year while Caroline Dineen-Carlson is second on the team with 27 draw controls.
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