Soccer Picked to Finished Sixth in the Mountain West
    The Fresno State soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Mountain West 2013 preseason poll.

    The Fresno State soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Mountain West 2013 preseason poll.

    Aug 15, 2013

    By Kasandra Martinson
    kmartinson@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ---- The Fresno State soccer team was chosen to finish sixth (52 points) in the Mountain West 2013 preseason poll that was released Thursday afternoon. The voting panel was made up of the 11 Mountain West head women's soccer coaches.

    Fresno State finished its first regular season in the Mountain West tied for fifth with Nevada last year. The 2012 Bulldog squad made it to the Mountain West Tournament as a No. 5 seed, ending their season with a close 1-0 loss to UNLV in the first round.

    Defending MW champion San Diego State was the favorite to win the 2013 MW regular-season title with a total of nine first-place votes and 99 total points. New Mexico was second with 86 points and one first-place vote. UNLV and MW newcomer Utah State tied for third with 77 points apiece, with the Rebels garnering one first-place vote.

    The 'Dogs are set to host UC Irvine for a preseason exhibition this Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Soccer/Lacrosse field.

    Fresno State kicks off its season with two road games starting with UC Santa Barbara on Aug. 23, followed by Cal State Fullerton two days later.

    The 'Dogs then return to Bulldog Stadium for their home opener on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Fresno State Soccer team is attempting to break the national attendance record for a women's soccer game. Join the team in making history as they take on Santa Clara for Project 9000!

    2013 MW WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON POLL
    Pl. Team (1st place votes) Points
    1. San Diego State (9) 99
    2. New Mexico (1) 86
    3. UNLV (1) 77
    Utah State 77
    5. Boise State 61
    6. Fresno State 52
    7. Wyoming 45
    8. Nevada 43
    9. San José State 31
    10. Air Force 20
    11. Colorado State 12

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