Bulldogs Play Aggies Tough
    Sophomore Rachel Pickett had two shots against the Utah State Aggies.
    Sophomore Rachel Pickett had two shots against the Utah State Aggies.

    Oct. 16, 2009

    Box Score

    FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's soccer team held the reigning WAC league champions Utah State scoreless through 68 minutes before allowing a goal and losing the match, 1-0. The Bulldogs are 2-2 in WAC play and 4-10 overall.

    "We put a lot pressure on them from organized set pieces and prepared an offensive game plan," said head coach Brian Zwaschka. "We had a few chances and the game was back and forth. Their goal was on a counter attack and a point where were putting pressure on. They gave us problems from the counter attack and they are good team. They are a strong team that will continue to be a top contender in the WAC."

    Fresno State recorded four shots in the first half. Two of the shots were on goal. Freshman Callie Hancock had two shots, while Kendall VanDine and Rachel Pickett added a shot each.

    Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Revel had two saves in the first half for the Bulldogs.

    The `Dogs entered the locker room at half time tied, 0-0.

    In the 68th minute, Utah State took a 1-0 lead after Lauren Hansen scored her fifth goal of the season. Hansen beat the defender and scored from 12-yards out.

    Hancock continues to lead the team in shots with 30. She had four shots against the Aggies. Also contributing shots for the Bulldogs were VanDine, Pickett and Claudia Cardenas.

    The Aggies outshot the Bulldogs, 12-9.

    "The defense played well," said Zwaschka. "The backline gave the team great support. We were very solid on both sides of the ball."

     

     

    Revel finished the game with five saves. She has 63 saves this season and 247 career saves and is in second place in Fresno State history. She is currently tied with Jennifer Johnstone with the most career shutouts in Fresno State history.

    The Bulldogs wrap up the weekend road trip in Nevada against the Wolf Pack on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.

    "We Are Your Team" - The Boise State Broncos will be in town on Friday, October 23, at 7 p.m. to take on your Fresno State Bulldogs. It'll also be Alumni Appreciation Night at the stadium and the `Dogs will be recognizing some of your favorite former Bulldog soccer players. For ticket deals and information visit GoBulldogs.com, call or stop by the Bulldogs Ticket Office (559-278-DOGS).

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