#AztecWLAX Continues Homestand This Week
March 10, 2014
SAN DIEGO -
Game Week Reset
UC Davis ( 3-0, 1-0 MPSF) at San Diego State (4-1, 2-0 MPSF)
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU defeated LIU Brooklyn, 21-1, last season in the lone meeting between the two teams, as the Aztecs led 13-1 at halftime before shutting out the Blackbirds in the second half. Meanwhile, San Diego State fell to UC Davis, 19-12, on the road last season, and is 0-2 all-time against the Aggies.
- The Aztecs are coming off its first loss of the 2014 season on Saturday, which was a hard-fought defeat to No. 5/ Boston College, 18-11, at Aztec Lacrosse Field. San Diego State took a quick 1-0 lead on a goal by junior Christina Ricciardulli (Poway, Calif.) just 26 seconds into the contest, and only trailed by three at halftime, 8-5. The Aztecs pulled within 13-9 in the second half after Ricciardulli scored her fourth goal of game, but it was the closest they would get the rest of the way.
- Junior Bailey Ewing (Reisterstown, Md.) and freshman Vickie Porter (Poway, Calif.) scored two goals apiece for SDSU, while junior Lauren Maack (Coronado, Calif.) recorded one goal, two assists, two groundballs and caused a turnover. Meanwhile Ricciardulli tallied team highs with four goals and three groundballs, while also claiming three draw controls. The junior midfielder went 1-for-2 in free-position shots on Saturday, and is now 3-of-6 on the season.
- Senior Meris Walsh (Easton, Md.) leads the Aztecs with 12 goals this season, while junior Michaela Jarvis (Annapolis, Md.) is tied with Walsh with a team-high 13 points on five goals and a team-best eight assists. Junior defender Lauren Paul (Grasonville, Md.) is tied with Ricciardulli for the team lead among position players in groundballs (9), while junior Grace Korandovich (Columbus, Ohio) has a team-high eight caused turnovers.
- Ricciardulli's 20 draw controls leads the team and are 34th-most in the nation, while Jarvis' eight assists are tied for 43rd and Korandovich is knotted for 55th in caused turnovers (8). As a team, San Diego State is 17th in the country in scoring offense with 14.2 goals per game, 18th in caused turnovers per game (10.6), 37th in draw controls per game (13) and 31st in scoring margin, outscoring opponents by 2.4 goals per game.
- SDSU has won six-consecutive games when leading at halftime, in addition to winning three straight when it outshoots its opponent and when it has an edge in groundballs. In addition, the Aztecs earned a victory in six of its last eight contests when holding opponents under 15 points.
- San Diego State has outscored its opponents 71-59 through five games this season, including 41-27 in the first half, while outshooting the opposition 136-121 (83-53 in the first half). The Aztecs have a .522 shooting percentage, while their competition is shooting .488, and have taken twice as many free-position shots (30-14), making 16 while its opponents have made only seven.