Lax Meets Fresno State Tuesday in Final Home Game
March 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
The San Diego State lacrosse team welcomes Fresno State Tuesday in its final home game of the season. The Aztecs (2-5, 0-3 MPSF) and Bulldogs (1-2, 0-0 MPSF) are scheduled to begin play at 1 p.m. PT at Aztec Lacrosse Field.
SDSU will be looking to snap a season-long three-game losing streak Tuesday. San Diego State dropped a 17-7 decision to Oregon on Sunday. The Aztecs got to within four goals of the Ducks at the half (8-4), but gave up eight consecutive goals in the second half in the loss.
Lauren Maack scored a career-high four goals for SDSU, while Jackie Mills, Isabelle Pickett and Meris Walsh also scored a goal. Kelly Jones logged the lone assist for San Diego State. Sammy Slattery started in net and allowed 11 goals with five saves in 36 minutes, 57 seconds. Katelyn Luker played the final 23:03 and surrendered six goals with one save.
On the season, Walsh leads the Aztecs in goals (23), points (23), shots (53), shots on goal (39) and free-position goals (7). Bailey Ewing has 13 points on six goals and seven assists, while Sophie Koubek (11 goals, one assist) and Maack (nine goals, two assists) have 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Christina Ricciardulli boasts team highs of draw controls (18), ground balls (11) and caused turnovers (8). Pickett has added 16 draw controls and Paul has 10 ground balls for SDSU, which has played its last six games at home.
Slattery has played 391:39 in net for San Diego State, posting a 2-5 record with a 15.63 goals against average. She has 69 saves for a 40.4 save percentage. Luker, meanwhile, is 0-0 with a 14.81 goals against average over 28:21. She has one save for a 12.5 save percentage.
FS comes into tomorrow's game with a 1-2 record. Fresno State picked up its first victory in program history on Wednesday (March 14) when it downed Long Island, 17-12. The Bulldogs had gone winless over the course of three-plus seasons and owned a 44-game losing streak until Wednesday's victory.
FS is led offensively by Holly Cisneros (five goals, three assists), Kara Concheck (six goals, one assist) and Briana Hetherington (six goals), who have combined for 21 of the team's 46 points and 17 of the 36 goals. Cisneros also leads the squad with seven ground balls. Katie Wilbur has logged the majority of time in net, going 1-2 with a 16.80 goals against average in 157:06.
Following Tuesday's game, the Aztecs begin seven-game road trip at to close out the regular season at La Salle at 1 p.m. ET Sunday (March 25).