#AztecWLAX Ends East Coast Swing at No. --/19 Navy
April 1, 2014
SAN DIEGO -
Game Week Reset
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU (6-4, 3-1 MPSF) is currently fifth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings, but is tied with a league-best three victories in conference play. Wednesday's game will be the Aztecs' final non-conference game of the season, as they conclude the 2014 campaign with five-consecutive MPSF contests.
- San Diego State is coming off a road loss at James Madison, 20-7, in a game delayed twice due to weather on Saturday. The Aztecs took an early lead, but an 8-0 run to close the first half put the Dukes ahead for good. Junior attack Michaela Jarvis (Annapolis, Md.) recorded a goal and an assist in the loss, while sophomore Alexa Comfort (Manahawkin, N.J.) scored a team-high two goals for her first scores of the season.
- Senior Meris Walsh (Easton, Md.) scored another goal in Saturday's game, and has scored at least once in every game this season. The senior attack leads the Aztecs with 25 goals, and is tied with Jarvis (14 goals, 12 assists) for a team-best 26 points. Junior Christina Ricciardulli (Poway, Calif.) is second on the team with 16 goals and junior Bailey Ewing (Reisterstown, Md.) is third with 15, while Jarvis and junior Lauren Maack (Coronado, Calif.) are tied for fourth with 14 scores apiece.
- Defensively, junior Lauren Paul (Grasonville, Md.) is tops on the squad with 20 groundballs and 11 caused turnovers, while Ricciardulli is 50th in the nation with a team-high 34 draw controls, ranks second in caused turnovers (10) and fourth in groundballs (14). In addition, freshman goalkeeper Katrina Reeves (Granite Bay, Calif.) is 41st in the country with 67 saves and 49th with 6.7 saves per game.
- San Diego State is 18th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 13.5 goals per contest, and is 29th in points with 170. The Aztecs have an MPSF-best 135 goals this season, and trail only Oregon and Stanford for the conference lead in goals per game. SDSU also leads the MPSF in shot percentage, scoring 135 goals on 271 shots (.498), while it ranks third in the conference in shots per game (27.1) and second in shots on goal per game (21.9).
- SDSU also ranks highly in several defensive categories, as they're first in the conference and 21st in the nation in draw controls per game (13.4), 36th in caused turnovers per game (8.8) and 36th in scoring margin, outscoring opponents by 1.3 goals per game.
- San Diego State is 5-0 this season and winners of six-straight games overall when leading at halftime, while its 6-3 when having the lead at any point in the game. Furthermore, the Aztecs are 5-0 this season when outshooting its opponent, 3-0 when scoring the final goal of the game, and 3-0 when they have the edge in draw controls.
- The Aztecs are 4-2 this season in road games, with its only two losses coming in their previous two contests away from home. SDSU has won six of its last seven games when scoring at least 10 goals, and have won four straight when tallying at least 15 goals.
- For the season, SDSU has outscored opponents 135-1222, while outshooting the opposition 271-254. The Aztecs have a 148-142 advantage in groundballs and have converted on 22-of-51 free position attempts (.431), while opponents are only 17-for-41 (.415).