'Dogs Grab First Conference Win
Oct. 4, 2013
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. - Morgan Castainscored two goals to add to her team lead and the Fresno State women's soccer team erased an early 1-0 deficit to earn their first Mountain West Conference victory of the season 3-1 over Nevada (3-6-3, 1-2 MW) on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
The win was also the `Dogs (4-7-1, 1-2 MW) first home win in three tries this season.
"I believe in the team and I feel like they needed to have a performance like this so that it solidifies the things that we've been working on," head coach Brian Zwaschkasaid.
Castain's first goal came in the 23rd minute when she scored on a ball that deflected off of Wolfpack goalkeeper Kelsey Quintos to even the score 1-1. The senior also played a part in the goal that gave the `Dogs the lead in the 30th minute. Castain's shot went off of Quintos right to the feet of Jaycee Bingham who found Shonice Myersopen in front of the goal and she put it away to give Fresno State a 2-1 advantage.
It was a lead the Bulldogs wouldn't relinquish and Castain made sure of it in the 56th minute when she added some insurance. She took a pass from Bingham at the top of the goal box and drilled it into the far corner for her second goal of the game and a 3-1 lead.
Castain now has a team-high seven goals on the season. Bingham added two assists, which were her first on the year.
The stingy Fresno State defense allowed just four shots on goal and goalkeeper Katie DeVaultfinished with three saves. The junior now has 282 career saves which puts her just eight off the mark of 290 for 2nd all-time in Fresno State history.
"Nevada is a good team so they threw challenges at us just like any other team," Zwaschka said. "We had the combination of executing well but also grinding out a win and those are two things that we have been talking about."
The `Dogs are back in action on Sunday when they take on UNLV at 1:00 p.m. inside Bulldog Stadium.
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