Lacrosse Cruises Past St. Bonaventure, 19-3
March 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State opened its season-long homestand in style Friday with a 19-3 conquest of St. Bonaventure at Aztec Lacrosse Field.
Playing in its first night game of the season, SDSU snapped a two-game losing streak, improving to 3-2 overall, while the Bonnies remain winless on the year at 0-5.
The Aztecs received goals from 12 different players, including Jill Haight and Natalie Peel, who each netted a hat trick, while Elizabeth Rourke, Grace McGinty and Kirstie Greenlaw finished with two tallies each.
The two teams were knotted at 1-1 before SDSU broke the contest open with nine straight goals, capped by Greenlaw's unassisted strike at the 14:46 mark of the first half. SBU ended its scoring drought almost two minutes later when Gabrielle Bradley found the back of the net with an assist from Kathryn Yoder. However, the Aztecs responded with another nine-goal surge through the halftime break, including the first collegiate scores from freshmen Isabelle Flud and Matilda Adams.
STAT OF THE GAME II
"Jill (Haight) really dominated every aspect of the field. She was scoring goals, getting draw controls, assisting and causing turnovers. That was a lot of fun to watch. I was also very happy with the way Natalie (Peel) attacked tonight. She looked very fast out there. We didn't have the ball at our end very much defensively, but that just shows we did better as a team in the midfield. We were ready to play tonight."