Soccer Hosts Nevada and UNLV in Bulldog Stadium
The Bulldogs are home for two MW matches this weekend.
The Bulldogs are home for two MW matches this weekend.

Oct. 2, 2013

Weekly Release Get Acrobat Reader | Mountain West Weekly Release Get Acrobat Reader

Game 12 • Fresno State (3-7-1, 0-2 MW) vs. Nevada (3-5-3, 1-1 MW)
Oct. 4, 2013 (7 p.m. PT)
Fresno, Calif. --- Bulldog Stadium
Live Stats:
Coverage: Mountain West Network

Game 13 • Fresno State (3-7-1, 0-2 MW) vs. UNLV (6-4-2, 1-1 MW)
Oct. 6, 2013 (1 p.m. PT)
Fresno, Calif. --- Bulldog Stadium
Live Stats:
Coverage: Mountain West Network

'Dogs Home for a Pair of MW Matches
After opening Mountain West Play last weekend with two road loses to SDSU and New Mexico, the Fresno State soccer team returns home to Bulldog Stadium to play Nevada and UNLV. The 'Dogs first take on Nevada (3-5-3, 1-1) on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., for Faculty Appreciation Night. The Bulldogs then play UNLV (6-4-2, 1-1)on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1p.m. Sunday's game is a Breast Cancer Awareness match, fans wear pink and help support breast cancer awareness month.

Head-to-Head with Nevada and UNLV
Fresno State leads Nevada with a 12-1-3 series record. The Bulldogs, in search of their first home win, have found four of the 12 victories over the Wolf Pack at home in Bulldog Stadium. The last time the two teams faced off the game ended in a 0-0 draw in double-overtime. The Bulldogs trail the Rebels with a 1-2-2 series record. This will be only the second time the two teams have played in Fresno, Calif. In the last meeting of the two MW opponents UNLV walked away with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs.

About the Wolf Pack (3-5-3, 1-1 MW)
Nevada won its conference opener over Utah State 2-0 on Sept. 27, and then dropped its second match of the weekend to Boise State 1-0 on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Wolf Pack finished their non-conference schedule with a 2-4-3 record, gaining victories over Eastern Washington and Sacramento State. Kori Disarufino leads Nevada with two goals in 2013.

About the Rebels (6-4-2, 1-1 MW)
UNLV split two home games last weekend in Las Vegas and is coming off a 2-1 loss to Utah State. The Rebels finished their non-conference schedule with a 5-3-2 record and stand at 1-1 in Mountain West play. Jenn Wolfee leads the Rebels with five goals and four assists this season. UNLV is set to play at San Jose State on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. before playing the Bulldogs.

Castain Leads the 'Dogs
After 11 games senior Morgan Castain leads the Bulldogs with five goals, one assists, 11 points and 28 shots. Castain is tied at fourth with most goals in the Mountain West. Lauren Lindstrom trail Castain with 14 shots and eight shots on goal.

DeVault in the Record Books
DeVault sits solely in the third spot on the Fresno State all-time saves list with 279 career saves. The junior goalkeeper has a total of 51 saves so far this season and is now just 11 saves shy of Kaitlyn Revel (2007-2010), who sits second all-time record with 290 saves. DeVault also recorded her 12th career shutout against UC Riverside on Sept. 13 and now sits just one shutout off of the fourth all-time Fresno State record of 13 shutouts

Freshmen Making an Impact
Freshmen Ariana Holmes has started in all 11 matches of the 2013 season. Amanda Nunes has started in 10 games while Alyssa Holsworth has started nine. Holmes scored her first collegiate goal against Gonzaga for the win and had two assists in the victory over Eastern Washington on Sept. 8. Holsworth and Nunes have combined for 11 shots so far this season.

Castain and Holmes Sweep MW Weekly Honors
Senior Morgan Castain was named Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Ariana Holmes earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors for matches played Sept. 3 through Sept. 8. It is the second-career MW weekly accolade for Castain, and first for Holmes. Castain and Holmes had a foot on every scoring play, combining for three goals and three assists as the 'Dogs went 2-0 with wins over Gonzaga (1-0) and Eastern Washington (3-2 OT). Holmes scored the game-winning goal against Gonzaga off a free kick in the 24th minute to pick up 1-0 victory. Holmes went on to assist on two goals against Eastern Washington, including setting up Castain for the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to secure the 3-2 victory. Castain totalled five points over the weekend (2 goals, 1 assist).

Attendance Record
On Aug. 31, 4,328 fans showed up to cheer on the Bulldogs as they took on Santa Clara! In an attempt to break the national attendance record for a regular season women's soccer game the Redwave helped break the attendance record for a Fresno State women's soccer game!

Lindstrom Picks up Preseason Honors
Senior Lauren Lindstrom was named to the Mountain West women's soccer 2013 preseason all-conference second team that was released by College Sports Madness. A returning starter for the Bulldogs, Lindstrom enters her final year at the helm of the Fresno State defense that has totaled 23 shutouts in the past three seasons. She played every minute in 16 games in 2012, finishing the year with one goal and two assists. A major contributor since her freshmen season, Lindstrom has played in 67 games during her collegiate career, starting in all but two.

Six Seniors
The Bulldogs have six returning seniors leading them into their 2013 season. Tara Boynton, Morgan Castain, Kayla Kret, Lauren Lindstrom, Megan Mossman, and Shonice Myers look to combined their experience on the field to lead the 'Dogs to a successful year.

DeVault Returns in Goal
Junior Katie DeVault returns after a standout sophomore season. DeVault appeared in and started all 20 games in goal and played nearly 1900 minutes in 2012. She was ranked (T-15th) nationally in saves and led the Mountain West in saves (122) and saves per game (6.1). DeVault also set new school record for saves in a single match with 13 against then No. 24 Santa Clara. DeVault will try to build off the success of last season to be an anchor for the Bulldogs' defense in goal.

The 'Dogs add four new faces to the roster this season. Amanda Nunes, Alyssa Holsworth, Angie Weiner, and Ariana Holmes all join the as freshmen in 2013. Their experience and fresh talent look to add some depth to the Fresno State roster this year.

'Dogs Picked to Finish Sixth
The Fresno State soccer team was chosen to finish sixth (52 points) in the Mountain West 2013 preseason poll. 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 Fresno State finished its first regular season in the MW 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 1-0 loss to UNLV in the first-round.

The Mountain West
Fresno State enters its second season in the Mountain West Conference after finishing tied for fifth in 2012. The new season brings the addition of three new schools to Mountain West soccer. San Jose State, Utah State and Colorado State are set to join the conference to bring the total to 11 teams in 2013. San Jose State and Utah State are joining from the Western Athletic Conference, while Colorado State enters the MW for its inaugural soccer season.



 Email this article   Printer-friendly format