Bulldogs Remain Unbeaten After Scoreless Draw With Utah State
Oct. 22, 2006
Logan, Utah - For the fourth consecutive game Fresno State recorded a shutout, but the Bulldogs were also unable to score in a 0-0 tie with Utah State on Sunday. Goaltender Angie Larsen stopped five shots to record her 11th shutout on the year, and Antonea Lugo had four shots to lead the offense.
A swift first half passed, with both teams failing to register a shot on goal as defense was in control on both sides of the pitch. Utah State managed to put together four shots on goal in the second half, outshooting the Bulldogs by three shots, but Larsen was up to the challenge turning back all four.
The teams traded shots in the first overtime, with Antonea Lugo taking two shots including one on goal. Fresno State also had the only shot in the final overtime period, as Cortney Sobrero's shot in the 106th minute was stopped by Utah State goaltender Ali Griffin to preserve the draw.
Making her 11th shutout of the season, Larsen continues to extend her own Fresno State record in that category, as well as staying at the top of the conference list in saves. As a whole, the Bulldogs have not allowed a goal in all of their wins this season, and have not been scored upon in WAC play.
With the tie, the Bulldogs remain atop the conference with two key matchups in the upcoming week. First up for the `Dogs is a road match on Friday against San Jose State. The Spartans, along with Utah State and Fresno State remain unbeaten in conference play with one week remaining. Following that match, the Bulldogs return home for their last home match of the year against Hawai'i, as the team honors their six seniors for senior day.