MPSF Lacrosse Results, Apr. 16

April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16

*No. 6 Colorado 17, SAN DIEGO STATE 5

Recap by Colorado

SAN DIEGO - After falling to No. 9 Southern California on Friday night, the Colorado Buffaloes needed a big win to get back on track, And that is exactly what they got on Sunday, defeating MPSF rival San Diego State, 17-5.

The win is the 13th for the Buffs this season, which ties the single season wins record which was set in 2016 when the Buffs finished 13-5 overall. Colorado, which is ranked fifth in a pair of polls and is sixth in the other, is now 13-2 overall, 5-1 in the MPSF, while SDSU is now 8-6 (2-4 MPSF).

WHAT HAPPENED: Colorado knew it needed to get its offense going early in the game and did just that, scoring the first three goals with markers from Carly Cox, Marie Moore and Darby Kiernan in just over five minutes.

The Aztecs answered with three straight goals of their own and had the game tied up at 3-3 with 14:55 left in the first half.

The game changing moment came less than two minutes later when SDSU's goalkeeper, Katrina Reeves, caused the Buffs to turn the ball over at 13:21, but Reeves was out of the crease and just after she forced the turnover, Reeves coughed the ball up with Moore right there to pick it up. Moore capitalized on the empty net with her second goal of the day and put the Buffs back in the lead.

The Buffs continued to add to their lead, tallying five more to finish the frame. In that span, Johnna Fusco, Cali Castagnola, Katie Macleay and Kiernan each had a goal, giving the Buffs a 9-3 advantage at halftime.

The break did not slow Colorado down as Fusco tallied the first marker of the second half (27:24), her third of the day. Cox and Macleay scored CU's 11th and 12th goals, respectively, just 17 seconds apart at 16:45 and 16:28, to increase CU's lead to 12-3.

SDSU ended CU's 9-0 run at 14:39 with a goal from Sarah Dorl and just a short time later, Jill Haight tallied a goal (14:11). But those would be the final two goals for the Aztecs as the Buffaloes defense held strong.

Colorado seemed to get stronger offensively in the final 12 minutes, recording five more goals from Macleay, Miranda Stinson, Kiernan, Blair Sisk and Fusco.

The Buffs scored 17 goals in the game, which is the sixth most this season. Fusco led the team with five points (four goals and an assist), while Kiernan had four points with three goals and one assist.

KEY STATISTICS: The Buffs controlled almost every aspect of the game. They out-shot the Aztecs 41-12, which included a 31-12 mark on goal. CU led draw controls 13-11 and converted on 3-of-7 free positions attempts (SDSU was 0-1), The Buffs also cleared on 17-of-23 tries, while the Aztecs completed 12-of-19. Both teams caused 10 turnovers, but SDSU had 26 turnovers in the game, compared to 15 by CU.

*Oregon 10, UC DAVIS 9

Recap by UCD

DAVIS, Calif. -- Junior midfielder Kate Fellner scored a goal and a career-high four assists while senior goalkeeper Lauren Ali posted 12 assists, but UC Davis saw its 9-5 lead give way to a 10-9 loss to Oregon in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium on Sunday.

The Aggies fall to 6-9 for the year and 2-4 in conference play. The Ducks improve to 8-7 overall and 4-3 in MPSF games. Oregon also clinched a berth in the six-team MPSF tournament with the victory, leaving two spots up for grabs heading into the final week.

Senior Melissa Kellan and sophomore Shannon Cross each netted two goals to lead UC Davis, while freshman Amanda Outcalt added a goal and three assists.

For the Ducks, senior Bella Pyne hit three goals while junior Cambi Cukar contributed three assists. Mariah Gatti, Jill Buzillaga and Shannon Williams each contributed two goals for UO. Freshman Maddie Clark relieved starter Becca Katzen at goalie in the 23rd minute and recorded four saves with just one goal allowed.

Fellner and Outcalt each had two assists in a 4-0 Aggie start to the contest. Kellan, Cross, freshman Maddie Myers and junior Kelsey DeJesus scored in succession during that run. The Ducks answered with three straight during the span of a minute, cutting the lead to 4-3 in the 13th minute. However, DeJesus recovered the ground ball after a blocked shot after the next draw, then assisted freshman Kate Graham to make it 5-3 for the Aggies. A big save for Ali on one end paved the way for a pair of free-position attempts on the other, the second of which led to Outcalt's feed to Fellner in the 17th minute.

Fellner later assisted Cross and Kellan on back-to-back scores, giving UC Davis an 8-4 lead. An Outcalt drive in the last 90 seconds set the halftime score at 9-5 for the Aggies.

The tide completely turned in the second half, as UC Davis went from shooting 8-for-12 in the first to 0-for-8 in the second. Oregon also dominated the draw after the break, winning 5 of 6 such opportunities as part of its overall 14-7 edge. Ali was the lone bright spot for the Aggies in the second half, as she posted seven saves and a ground ball pickup in the frame.

UC Davis returns to action on Friday with a crucial home MPSF game against San Diego State, which also holds a 2-4 conference record.

Saturday, April 15

*Fresno State 19, ST. MARY'S 7

Recap by FSU

MORAGA, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's lacrosse team defeated MPSF foe Saint Mary's 19-6 Saturday night.

The Bulldogs improve to 9-6 (2-5 MPSF) on the season.

Tiffiny Wallace led the Bulldogs with four goals, this was her fourth consecutive game scoring three or more goals. Sarah Bloise logged three goals on the night. Kayla Galet, Caroline Dineen-Carlson, Jordyn Pandolfo, Ryleigh Bone and Nicole Ortlieb scored two goals each. Emily Lackey and Marina Mayo rounded out scoring for Fresno State with one goal apiece.

'Dogs stay on attack in the first half Tiffiny Wallace opened up scoring for the Bulldogs.

Saint Mary's responded with a quick goal to tie the game 1-1.

Fresno State went on an 8-0 run, holding Saint Mary's scoreless for 15 minutes, to take a 9-1 lead.

The Gaels ended the run with their second goal of the game with 12:24 left in the first half.

The Bulldogs went on a 3-0 run with to make the score 12-2 with 8:10 left in the first half.

Fresno State and Saint Mary's traded goals to end the half.

The Bulldogs had a 13-3 lead at halftime.

Fresno State finishes strong in the second half The Bulldogs opened up the second half on a 4-0 run, featuring back-to-back goals from Sarah Bloise.

Fresno State was up 17-3 with 20:28 left in the game.

Saint Mary's scored its first goal of the half with 15:33 left in the contest.

The Bulldogs posted back-to-back goals from Jordyn Pandolfo and Emily Lackey with 13:15 left in the game, to extend the Fresno State lead to 19-4.

The Gaels finished the game on a 3-0 run, to make the final score 19-7.

In the Cage Freshman goalkeeper Laurel Maunder started the game for Fresno State, recording five saves in 45 minutes.

Junior Natalie Chaffin took over the cage for the Bulldogs for the remainder of the game.

Other notables As a team, Fresno State led in ground balls 19-18, draw controls 16-11 and clears 20-18.

Player Notes:

Tiffiny Wallace, Fr. -- 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 2 ground balls

Sarah Bloise, So. -- 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points, 4 draw controls

Caroline Dineen-Carlson, Sr. -- 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points, 2 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 1 caused turnover

Kayla Galet, Fr. -- 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points, 4 draw controls