Big First-Halves Guide MPSF to Wins

Bailey Brown, San Diego State (Photo courtesy SDSU)
Bailey Brown, San Diego State (Photo courtesy SDSU)
March 12, 2018

MPSF Lacrosse Release 5

JILL HAIGHT OF SDSU MPSF OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

San Diego State junior midfield Jill Haight (Milton, GA) helped the Aztecs to a 2-1 week. She totaled three goals, four draw controls, four ground balls and two caused turnovers in SDSU’s 22-2 triumph over Presbyterian (Mar. 5). Haight then tallied all of her game-high four goals in the first half of the Aztecs’ 18-16 victory over Niagara (Mar. 6), and led the team with six draw controls while adding one ground ball and one caused turnover in that win. Haight finished the week with a team-high four draw controls and caused one turnover vs. No. 4 Boston College (Mar. 10). This is Haight’s second career MPSF weekly honor, earning the defensive recognition last week. Others Nominated: Sarah Bloise (FS); Sorana Larson (UCD)…

BAILEY BROWN OF SDSU MPSF DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

San Diego State freshman midfield Bailey Brown (Katy, TX) helped the Aztecs to a 2-1 record last week. She contributed to SDSU’s 22-2 win over Presbyterian (Mar. 5) with one goal, three draws, one ground ball, and one caused turnover. Brown figured prominently in the Aztecs’ 18-16 victory over Niagara (Mar. 6), netting one goal to go with a career-high seven draw controls, a personal-best two ground balls and one caused turnover. She finished the week with one ground ball and one caused turnover vs. No. 4 Boston College (Mar. 10). This is Brown’s third career MPSF honor, previously earning two rookie awards. Others Nominated: Laurel Maunder (FS); Taylor Cuenin (UCD)…

LEXI TAN OF SDSU MPSF ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

San Diego State redshirt freshman attacker Lexi Tan (Towson, MD) helped the Aztecs to a 2-1 record last week. Tan netted her first collegiate hat trick in the Aztecs’ 22-2 rout of Presbyterian (Mar. 5). She also scored a goal in the first half and collected a ground ball vs. Niagara (Mar. 6), as the Aztecs held on for the 18-16 victory. She notched a goal in her third-straight game after recording SDSU’s first tally of the second half vs. No. 4 Boston College (Mar. 10). This is Tan’s first career MPSF honor. Others Nominated: Mar Alvear (UCD)…

BIG FIRST HALF LEADS GUIDE MPSF TO WINS

UC DAVIS (0-0 MPSF/2-3 Overall) picked up an 11-8 home win over Robert Morris last Thursday (Mar. 8). The Aggies scored the first six goals of the contest by the 14th-minute. Sorana Larson scored a hat trick and dished two assists. Shannon Geary won eight draw controls and Kelsey DeJesus picked up five ground balls. Taylor Cuenin caused three turnovers and had three ground balls. Next up is a neutral site game against Albany Thursday (Mar. 15), played at Fresno State.

SAN DIEGO STATE (0-0 MPSF/5-3 Overall) won two of three at home last week, routing Presbyterian 22-2 (Mar. 5), edging Niagara, 18-16, (Mar. 6) and coming up short of No.4 Boston College, 19-8 (Mar. 10). The Aztecs built first half leads of 13-0 over the Blue Hose and 11-3 over the Purple Eagles. Kristie Greenlaw scored a hat trick off the bench and Jill Haight won four draw controls against BC. Haight had a four-goal, six-draw game in the win, while Bailey Brown won a team-best seven draws. The Aztecs travel to Furman Friday (Mar. 16) and Wofford Sunday (Mar. 18).

FRESNO STATE (0-0 MPSF/4-3 Overall) doubled up Sacred Heart this (Mar. 10), 14-7, to begin a three-game east coast road swing. The Bulldogs built an 8-0 lead by halftime. Tiffiny Wallace had four goals and one assist. Sarah Bloise recorded four goals, two assists, one ground ball, one draw control and one caused turnover. Olivia Mannon led with five draw controls and recorded two ground balls. Laurel Maunder recorded 11 saves. Fresno State was edged Monday (Mar. 12) at Mount St. Mary’s, 11-10. The Bulldogs visit Delaware State Wednesday (Mar. 14), before returning home to face Albany Saturday (Mar. 17).