MPSF Lacrosse Results, Feb. 9

Taylor Cuenin, UC Davis (Photo by Wayne Tilcock)
Taylor Cuenin, UC Davis (Photo by Wayne Tilcock)
Feb. 9, 2018

Fresno State 8, La Salle 6

Recap by FSU

PHILADELPHIA – The Fresno State women's lacrosse team defeated La Salle 8-6 on the road in its 2018 season opener. The Bulldogs were led by Ryleigh Bone and Sarah Bloise, who notched two goals apiece.

The Bulldogs improve to 1-0 on the season, winning their third consecutive season opener.

"We had a total team effort today for this win", said head coach Jessica Giglio. "Our defense played exceptional by holding La Salle to six goals. Sarah Bloise did a great job taking draw controls, along with Mackenzie Wallevand and Olivia Mannon supporting the unit on the circle. We are extremely excited to get back out and play again on Sunday!"

Bone, Bloise, Kayla Galet, Marina Mayo, Tiffiny Wallace, Olivia Mannon, Abbigayle Roberts, Alex Romanowski, Lauren Kiszely, Mackenzie Wallevand and Abigail Bergevin chalked the start for Fresno State, with Laurel Maunder in the box.

FIRST HALF The explorers struck first when Emily Johnston found the back of the net to put La Salle up 1-0.

The Bulldogs responded quickly going on a 5-0 run, sparked by two goals from Bone, to take a 5-2 lead. Wallevand scored her first collegiate goal during the run, to go along with her first collegiate start.

La Salle ended Fresno State's run with 4:58 left in the half when Bridget Ruskey scored.

Dawson Chalifoux scored her first collegiate goal with 2:35 left in the half, off a pass from Marina Mayo, to go up 6-2.

The 'Dogs took their biggest lead of the game with 46 seconds left in the game, when Galet scored to give Fresno State a 8-2 lead.

Fresno State took the 8-2 lead into halftime.

SECOND HALF Bloise opened up scoring in the second half, finding the back of the net with 27:37 left in the contest.

The Explorers finished the game on a 4-0 run, but it wasn't enough to erase the Bulldogs' lead. Time expired with Fresno State up 8-6.

NOTABLE STATS As a team, Fresno State owned the advantage in shots (24-22) and ground balls (17-12). Both teams recorded 10 saves. La Salle posted more draw controls 9-7.

On offense, Junior Sarah Bloise finished the game with two goals, one assist, 1 ground ball, five shots and a team-high five draw controls. Mackenzie Wallevand finished her first collegiate lacrosse game with one goal, four shots and a team-high two assists.

On defense, Olivia Mannon finished the game with team-high five ground balls, team-high seven caused turnovers and notched two draw controls.

WHAT'S NEXT Fresno state will face Binghamton in a neutral site match on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. PT.

California 11, UC Davis 9

Recap by UCD

DAVIS, Calif. - Junior midfielder Taylor Cuenin scored five goals while sophomore attacker Amanda Outcalt added four more, but UC Davis was unable to rally back from a second-half dry spell, falling to California by an 11-9 final in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Friday night.

The Aggies open the year at 0-1. The Golden Bears move to 1-0 for the season. Cuenin and Outcalt accounted for all of the UC Davis goals, with sophomore Kate Graham and senior Kate Fellner supplying assists. Junior goalkeeper Grace Richards tallied 12 saves with a ground ball. Sophomore Sorana Larson added five draw controls. Freshmen Mar Alvear and Ally Deremer each led the Aggies with three ground balls. Cal junior attacker Caroline Corzel notched two goals and two assists for four total points, while Eliza Christman and Kirsten Swanson each matched Corzel's goals total. The game featured six straight ties, with Cuenin's unassisted strike in the 34th minute equalizing at 6-6. However, UC Davis failed to score for the next 20 minutes, while Cal exploded for five unanswered. Swanson had two goals in that stretch, and Nikki Zaccaro had two assists, helping the Bears take an 11-6 advantage. Outcalt netted two goals in a 3-0 Aggie finish, but her team's play was marred by five turnovers during the same span. Overall, UC Davis suffered from 22 miscues to Cal's 14. The Bears were also more efficient in transition, clearing successfully on 19 of 21 opportunities. The Aggies finished at a solid 17-for-23 in that department, but often turned over possession after reaching their attacking third. UC Davis hits the road for a game at Oregon on February 16 before returning home for three straight contests at Aggie Stadium.