Sept. 22, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State lacrosse team defeated the Fresno men's lacrosse club team for the fourth year in a row, with a final score of 19-8 on Saturday afternoon.
The exhibition game has become an annual tradition, serving as a great opportunity to spread the game of lacrosse in the Central Valley for both genders.
"I really enjoy having the `lacrosse battle' of Fresno every year. I think it brings us closer as a west coast lacrosse community and helps us spread the sport in the central valley," said head coach Jessica Pausewang. "To see the amount of support we got at our scrimmage today gets me excited about the growth of lacrosse in Fresno!"
After finishing their first week of fall practice, the Bulldogs came out ready to play today. It was a great team effort, with 11 players recording goals. Kara Concheck led with three goals, Natalie Harrington put three in the back of the net and Lauren Natale, Marcy Levatino and Taylor Fielher had two a piece for Fresno State.
Lisa Barnaba started in goal for the `Dogs, and recorded seven saves.
"I think it was a great way to open the 2012-2013 season with today's competition. The team already shows great fluidity in the midfield and are going to do some exciting things this year," said Pausewang. "I think having 11 people score today shows the versatility we have on attack and the supportive team environment that we are running."
The `Dogs have a home scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 20 against San Diego State at 1 p.m. on the Fresno State Soccer-Lacrosse Field.
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