March 10, 2011

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St. Mary's Tops Fresno for First Win

from press release

FRESNO, Calif. - The Saint Mary's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season with a 15-4 win over Fresno State in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Thursday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium. Jillian Chong scored four goals while Allie DeBruhl and Mariah Walk scored three apiece.

With the win, Saint Mary's improves to 1-4, 1-2 MPSF while Fresno State drops to 0-6, 0-4 MPSF.

In addition to Chong, DeBruhl and Walk scoring multiple goals, Juliet Munroe, Krista Morgan, Katie Nelson, Holly Hayes and Anna Maria Carabini all scored for SMC.

After the Bulldogs got on the board first, Morgan went through several defenders and scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1 with 16:45 left. With the score tied at 2-2, Walk scored to put the Gaels up by a goal with 11:00 left in the half. Walk's goal sparked a 4-0 run by the Gaels as Munroe scored, followed by back-to-back goals by Chong as SMC led 6-2 with 6:53 remaining.

After Fresno State scored to stop the SMC scoring run, Hayes and Carabini scored two unanswered goals to give the Gaels an 8-3 lead at the break.

The Bulldogs scored the first goal of the second half to pull within four goals but the Gaels shutout FS the rest of the way, outscoring the Bulldogs 7-1 in the second half. DeBruhl had three second half scores to pace the Gaels.

Saint Mary's outshot Fresno State 32-13 and tallied 12 groundballs compared to eight by the Bulldogs.

Saint Mary's is back in action on Sunday when it hosts Lafayette in its home opener at Saint Mary's Stadium.


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