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Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Claims First MSPF Victory With 12-6 Win At Fresno State On March 8


The University of Colorado lacrosse team is making its inaugural season one to remember, claiming its first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win here Saturday with a 12-6 victory over Fresno State.   With four Buffaloes scoring two or more goals, CU took a 10-1 lead into halftime and held off a 4-0 Fresno State run in the second half to claim its third straight victory, and its fist in conference play. The Buffs improve to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 MPSF. Fresno State remains winless in its last five outings, falling to 1-5 overall, 0-2 MPSF.  “Today was a great opportunity for us to play a great conference opponent,” CU head coach Ann Elliott said. “For us, conference games are so important. We wanted to come out strong from that first draw to set the tone and really just be aggressive offensively and defensively. I think our kids did a great job of that if the first half. Obviously Fresno State came out strong in the second half. We just had to keep fighting for 60 minutes to pull out the win.” For the second consecutive game, Cali Castagnola led the way for the Buffs, scoring four goals. Marie Moore recorded her third hat trick of the young season and had a team-high five ground balls and three draw controls.   Sophomore Sarah Lautman and freshman Tori Link are hitting their offensive strides. Both scored their first goals in CU’s home opener against Regis, and have been finding the back of the net ever since. They each scored two goals against Fresno State, with Link’s second serving as the Buff’s final goal.

The University of Colorado lacrosse team is making its inaugural season one to remember, claiming its first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win here Saturday with a 12-6 victory over Fresno State.
With four Buffaloes scoring two or more goals, CU took a 10-1 lead into halftime and held off a 4-0 Fresno State run in the second half to claim its third straight victory, and its fist in conference play. The Buffs improve to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 MPSF. Fresno State remains winless in its last five outings, falling to 1-5 overall, 0-2 MPSF.
“Today was a great opportunity for us to play a great conference opponent,” CU head coach Ann Elliott said. “For us, conference games are so important. We wanted to come out strong from that first draw to set the tone and really just be aggressive offensively and defensively. I think our kids did a great job of that if the first half. Obviously Fresno State came out strong in the second half. We just had to keep fighting for 60 minutes to pull out the win.”
For the second consecutive game, Cali Castagnola led the way for the Buffs, scoring four goals. Marie Moore recorded her third hat trick of the young season and had a team-high five ground balls and three draw controls.
Sophomore Sarah Lautman and freshman Tori Link are hitting their offensive strides. Both scored their first goals in CU’s home opener against Regis, and have been finding the back of the net ever since. They each scored two goals against Fresno State, with Link’s second serving as the Buff’s final goal.

NCAA Lacrosse: Fresno State Women’s Lacrosse Host #19 Stanford And Colorado On March 5, 8


The Fresno State lacrosse team continues its conference schedule with a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation home games this week in Bulldog Stadium. The 'Dogs are set to play MPSF reigning champion No. 19 Stanford on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The Bulldogs then host first year program Colorado on Saturday at noon. About the Competition  No. 19 Stanford (2-1, 0-0 MPSF) was picked to win the conference again in the Preseason Coaches' Poll. After advancing it to the second round of the NCAA tournament last season, the Cardinal return 11 starters in 2014 under head coach Amy Bokker. Stanford is averaging 13.33 goals per game and is led by sophomore Meg Lentz and senior Rachel Ozer who have seven goals each. After opening season with a three-game home stand, the Cardinal hits the road for the first time this year for Wednesday night's game. First year program Colorado (2-2, 0-1 MPSF) has two wins in its first four games over Stetson and Regis. The Buffs are averaging 10.5 goals per game while allowing their opponents to 12.25 goals. Colorado is led by freshman midfielder Johnna Fusco with nine goals and 15 points this season. In their inaugural home game against Regis, Fusco had three goals, two assists, six draw controls, and seven ground balls for Colorado. The Buffs host Temple on March 4, before visiting Fresno State on Saturday. Both teams are 0-1 in conference play with losses to Denver.  2014 MPSF-High Set by Barnaba Senior goalkeeper Lisa Barnaba recorded 10 saves in 43 minutes in goal against Marist on March 2 and also picked up a career-high eight groundballs, setting a new Fresno State single-game record. Her eight groundballs are also a 2014 MPSF-High and ranks tied for third all-time in the conference.

The Fresno State lacrosse team continues its conference schedule with a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation home games this week in Bulldog Stadium. The ‘Dogs are set to play MPSF reigning champion No. 19 Stanford on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The Bulldogs then host first year program Colorado on Saturday at noon.
About the Competition
No. 19 Stanford (2-1, 0-0 MPSF) was picked to win the conference again in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. After advancing it to the second round of the NCAA tournament last season, the Cardinal return 11 starters in 2014 under head coach Amy Bokker. Stanford is averaging 13.33 goals per game and is led by sophomore Meg Lentz and senior Rachel Ozer who have seven goals each. After opening season with a three-game home stand, the Cardinal hits the road for the first time this year for Wednesday night’s game.
First year program Colorado (2-2, 0-1 MPSF) has two wins in its first four games over Stetson and Regis. The Buffs are averaging 10.5 goals per game while allowing their opponents to 12.25 goals. Colorado is led by freshman midfielder Johnna Fusco with nine goals and 15 points this season. In their inaugural home game against Regis, Fusco had three goals, two assists, six draw controls, and seven ground balls for Colorado. The Buffs host Temple on March 4, before visiting Fresno State on Saturday. Both teams are 0-1 in conference play with losses to Denver.
2014 MPSF-High Set by Barnaba
Senior goalkeeper Lisa Barnaba recorded 10 saves in 43 minutes in goal against Marist on March 2 and also picked up a career-high eight groundballs, setting a new Fresno State single-game record. Her eight groundballs are also a 2014 MPSF-High and ranks tied for third all-time in the conference.

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Heads Out On Three-Game Road Trip On March 5-9; Cardinal Face Fresno State Followed By East Coast Games Vs # 11 Towson And #14 Georgetown


The No. 19 Stanford women’s lacrosse team opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Wednesday with the first of three road games in five days. After playing Fresno State, Stanford travels to No. 11 Towson and No. 14 Georgetown on a trip crucial to building up its RPI. The Cardinal opened the season with a three-game homestand that finished Sunday with a 16-15 overtime loss to Vanderbilt.

The No. 19 Stanford women’s lacrosse team opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Wednesday with the first of three road games in five days. After playing Fresno State, Stanford travels to No. 11 Towson and No. 14 Georgetown on a trip crucial to building up its RPI. The Cardinal opened the season with a three-game homestand that finished Sunday with a 16-15 overtime loss to Vanderbilt.

Wednesday’s Opponent, Fresno State: For the first time in its six year history, the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory, winning at Monmouth, 8-6. Since then, Fresno State (1-3) has lost three straight, including an MPSF opener against visiting Denver on Feb. 23, losing 20-5. After going 0-42 its first three seasons, Fresno has gone 6-26 since, including 2-13 last year. The Bulldogs return seven starters, but 18 of its 23 players are freshmen and sophomores.

The Stanford-Fresno State Series: Stanford leads the all-time series, 6-0. Last year’s contest – a 21-8 result — was the closest in the series. Stanford’s fewest number of goals against Fresno came in a 16-1 victory in the 2010 MPSF tournament.

Friday’s Opponent, Towson: Towson (2-1) has climbed up the IWLCA rankings, moving up from No. 20 to No. 11 in the past two weeks. The Tigers actually moved up four spots last week despite losing in its only game, 12-7 to No. 2 Syracuse. Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium is the site of the NCAA final four. Towson returned seven starters from a 10-9 team that has won the past three Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles, and the past two conference tournament championships. The Tigers beat then-No. 10 Georgetown, 14-10, on Feb. 22. The Tigers will be Stanford’s first ranked opponent.

The Stanford-Towson Series: In their only matchup, Towson beat visiting Stanford, 10-9, by rallying from an 8-5 second-half deficit to win.

Sunday’s Opponent, Georgetown: Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian, a third-team IWLCA All-America last season, was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list along with senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman. Sophomore attack Corinne Etchison leads the Hoyas in scoring with 9 goals. No. 14 Georgetown was ranked as high as No. 10, before a 14-10 loss to Towson, before beating No. 19 Princeton, 17-16, in overtime.

The Stanford-Georgetown Series: Stanford’s 15-8 loss against visiting Georgetown last year equaled the Cardinal’s largest loss of the season. Stanford is 0-4 against the Hoyas in a series that began in 2003. Stanford came closest in 2005, in a 10-6 defeat.

NCAA Lacrosse: Fresno State Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Monmouth, Denver, Stanford, Colorado, Oregon, Connecticut, USC, UC Davis, San Diego State And Michigan


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NCAA Lacrosse: Fresno State Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2013 Fall Ball Schedule Featuring Cal Poly Club, UCLA Club, Saint Mary’s And Stanford


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Looking ahead to her third season at the helm, Fresno State lacrosse head coach Jessica Pausewangunveiled an exciting fall 2013 schedule on Tuesday. Kicking off their sixth year as a program, the ‘Dogs look forward to three home dates among their four fall exhibitions.
Fresno State opens with its annual exhibition against the Fresno Men’s Club Team on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. This is the fifth time the two teams have faced each other in the past six years.
The Bulldogs then host their first “play day” in program history on Oct. 12. In the round-robin style tournament Fresno State will face both Cal Poly and UCLA club teams in an all-day event.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of USC Women’s Lacrosse Win Over Fresno State On April 20


NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (7-9) Dominates Fresno State (2-13) 19-1 On April 20


USC Women's Lacrosse vs Fresno State

USC women’s lacrosse freshman midfield Amanda Johansen secured a career-high 13 draw controls to help the Women of Troy (7-9, 4-3 MPSF) secure a lopsided 19-1 win over Fresno State (2-13, 0-8) at McAlister Field on Saturday, April 20. Johansen’s 13 gets were just two shy of tying the NCAA record (15 by Allie Emala, Virginia Tech; March 14, 2009) and helps keep the Trojans in the hunt for a spot in the upcoming MPSF tournament.
“It was a great win, today,” said head coach Lindsey Munday. “It was a team win, across the field–defensively, in the midfield, offensively–everyone was working together, so we’re really proud of them, but we’ve got a big week ahead of us in terms of preparation. We have a lot of work ahead of us.”
Johansen had a well-rounded effort against the Bulldogs as she scored twice and had three assists for five points.
“We definitely need to continue to win draw controls,” said Johansen. “Today, everybody just boxed out like crazy and they made it easy for me to go get the ground ball and I think we just need to continue to work together like we did today.”
Freshman attack Caroline de Lyra led all players with six points on two goals and four assists. Sophomore attack Olivia Gerton came off the sidelines and opened eyes with a game-high four goals and an assist for USC.
Nine different Trojans scored goals and seven different players recorded assists in the winning effort. Freshman midfield Haleigh Dalmass scored two goals and picked up a ground ball and a caused turnover. Freshman attack Caroline Cordrey also scored twice and had an assist. Freshman defense Kelsey Dreyer came across the restraining line to score the first two goals of her career.
On the attack, freshman Katie Austin had a pair of assists and scored a goal while junior defense Elizabeth Eddy topped off the scoring on the day with her first career goal with just 3:22 left in the game. In the cage, freshman goalie Liz Shaeffer allowed just one goal thanks in large part to the stinginess of her defense which allowed just seven shots in the game; two in the second half.
Freshman midfield Eggy Plastaras had two ground balls to tie for game-high honors but eight other Trojans picked up at least one ground ball including freshman defense Courtney Tarleton who also nabbed two draw controls. Sophomore midfield Kaila Sommi had two draw controls in the game.

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (6-9) Hosts Fresno State (2-11) In Home Finale April 20


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Like a gust of wind, USC’s inaugural season of women’s lacrosse is fast coming to a close. The Women of Troy have just two more regular-season games on the docket and play their final home match on Saturday (April 20) when the Trojans host Fresno State for a 3 p.m. PT game at McAlister Field.
The Trojans have struggled to maintain a regular rhythm in their first year as a unit, but are still in the hunt for a berth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s postseason tournament at which an automatic bid into the NCAA championship tournament is on the line. USC can anchor itself to fourth-place in the final standings with wins in its final two regular-season games, but it won’t be easy as the Bulldogs have already won once, this season, at McAlister Field. If the Trojans can leash the Bulldogs, a season finale at San Diego State looms the following week.

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NCAA Lacrosse: San Diego State Women’s Lacrosse (8-4) Rolls Over Fresno State On April 6


San Diego State Women's Lacrosse vs Fresno State

Sophomore Bailey Ewing and freshman Felice Artuso scored three goals apiece, as the San Diego State Lacrosse team defeated Fresno State, 18-8, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play on Saturday afternoon.
The Aztecs (8-4, 3-1) went 2-1 on this week’s road trip, and have already eclipsed their number of wins in conference play last season. Juniors Isabelle Pickett, Christina Ricciardulli and sophomore Grace Korandovich each scored two goals, while sophomore Michaela Jarvis scored a goal and dished out three assists.
Jarvis also recorded three groundballs, Artuso recorded a game-high eight draw controls and senior goalkeeper Sammy Slattery finished with seven saves. The Aztecs out-shot Fresno State, 34-19, and also had a 21-7 edge in draw controls. In addition, SDSU held Fresno State’s leading scorer Marcy Levatino scoreless with no assists, and only allowed her to take two shots.
SDSU took control of the game early in the first half with three-straight goals by Pickett, Ewing and Jarvis to pull ahead, 4-1, with 24:43 left in the first half. The Aztecs went on a 5-0 run later in the first half, highlighted by Ricciardulli’s two goals within 28 seconds to extend the lead to 9-3 with 9:22 remaining before halftime.
A 6-0 spurt by the Aztecs that started in the first half and spilled over into the second helped SDSU put the game out of reach. Goals by junior Meris Walsh, sophomore Sophie Koubek and Korandovich pushed the lead to 13-4 at halftime, and scores by Artuso, Pickett and Ewing to begin the second half made it 16-4 with 25:34 remaining.

NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (7-2) Dominates Fresno State 21-8 On April 2


Stanford Women's Lacrosse

The 10th-ranked Stanford women’s lacrosse team delivered a dominating performance Tuesday evening to earn its fifth consecutive victory, defeating Fresno State, 21-8, at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Stanford (7-2, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) applied most of the pressure offensively as it outshot Fresno State (2-8, 0-3 MPSF) by a 40-11 margin. A total of 11 different Stanford players contributed at least one point.
Sophomore Hannah Farr and Freshman Julia Burns led Stanford with five points apiece. Farr notched a team-high four goals and an assist, while Burns provided three goals and two assists.
Rachel Ozer and Emily Newstrom tallied three points on three goals on the day.
Stanford was strong in the midfield and defensively, holding a 24-7 advantage in draw controls and a 15-14 edge in ground balls.
Farr, Newstrom and Megan Lerner led the team with four draw controls each, while Nina Swanson picked up a team-best three ground balls. Rachel Kalick led the Cardinal with two caused turnovers.
Lerner leads the team with 29 draw controls and 22 ground balls on the season.
Reigning MPSF Defensive Player of the Week, Lyndsey Munoz, made three saves in net for Stanford and picked up her fifth consecutive victory and seventh on the season.

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