Weekend Recap

Fresno State outside hitter Desiree Sukhov battles for the the ball during the final match of the Fresno State Invitational against Santa Clara University at the Save Mart Center on Friday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Jorge Rodriguez/The Collegian)

Soccer

The Fresno State women’s soccer team had a good weekend with two wins in its first road trip of the season. 

The first win of the weekend came on Friday night against Portland State University in a game played in Boise, Idaho. 

The Bulldogs took an early lead in the game, thanks to forward Emma Chivers, who scored the first goal of the match in the minute 10 of the first half.

Portland State tied the game early in the second half. However, just a few minutes later, midfielder Kylie Lucero scored her first collegiate goal for the ‘Dogs, making the match 2-1 in favor of the Bulldogs. 

Fresno State won the game 2-1, giving the Bulldogs a boost of confidence for their second game on Sunday. The Bulldogs visited Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, to finish their two-game road trip. 

The Bulldogs started the game strong. However, it wouldn’t be until late in the first half when the Bulldogs finally found the net. 

Chivers scored her second goal in two games, giving the Bulldogs the 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. Just before the end of the half, forward Sheyenne Hodge scored the second goal of the match for the Bulldogs.

Fresno State won the game 2-0, coming back home with two victories and adding to its overall record of 3-1-1. The ‘Dogs will be back home on Sunday when they face UC Riverside at the Soccer & Lacrosse Field.

Volleyball

The Fresno State volleyball team participated in the Lumberjack Classic in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Friday and Saturday. 

In the first game of the invitational on Friday, the Bulldogs faced Louisiana State University (LSU) in a four-set match. Fresno State was defeated 3-1, with the Bulldogs winning only the second set 25-17.

For the second game of the day, the Bulldogs faced South Dakota State University in another four-set match. This time, the ‘Dogs edged the Jackrabbits three sets to one, with the Bulldogs winning three straight sets after losing the first set.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs faced invitational host Northern Arizona University in the final match of the invitational.The ‘Dogs got swept by the Lumberjacks three sets to none, handing the Bulldogs their second defeat of the invitational. 

With an overall record of 5-4 after the invitational, the Bulldogs will look to improve their record next weekend at the Roadrunner Classic in Bakersfield.

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