Senior Shelby Schaefer started an 8-0 run during CSU's win over La Verne Saturday.
March 23, 2013
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Competing twice on Day 2 of the Arizona State Tournament, CSU earned a split, defeating La Verne, 13-9, after falling to No. 18 Michigan, 12-4, at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
“Getting a win is always nice, especially when the girls played well,” associate head coach Mike Moody said. “Both teams are really good programs, so I’m happy with how our younger players are developing. It’s all starting to come together.”
Game 3: No. 18 Michigan 12, Colorado State 4
Again facing a nationally ranked team, the Rams (7-13, 2-2 WWPA) fell behind early and couldn’t recover, dropping a 12-4 decision to No. 18 Michigan.
The Wolverines scored three times in the first 4 minutes, and held a 5-1 advantage heading into the half. CSU scored three times during a 4-minute period late in the game, but it wasn’t enough.
“We played well,” Moody said. “The score didn’t indicate the type of intensity we played with today. We’re playing a lot of games in a short amount of time, and I think we’re executing the small details we’re looking to achieve for our conference games.”
Scoring for the Rams was freshman Ariel Arcidiacono (2), senior Shelby Schaefer and junior Stephanie Weed. Melisa Fisher, CSU’s all-time saves leader, had 10 stops for the Rams. With Arcidiacono’s fourth-period goal, she became CSU’s leader for goals in consecutive games. Including the second game of the day, she has now scored in all 20 of her collegiate competitions.
Game 4: Colorado State 13, La Verne 9
For the second time in two weeks, CSU was victorious over the Leopards, defeating La Verne, 13-9, on Saturday afternoon. CSU was led by three goals from each Arcidiacono, Schaefer and Weed.
The Rams held the early lead, 2-0, but La Verne forced ties at 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 before Schaefer scored with 1:40 remaining in the first half.
Schaefer’s goal was the first of an incredible 8-0 run for the Rams—who never trailed in the contest—to give CSU a 13-5 lead early in the fourth quarter.
“Our depth and our younger players are coming through for us,” Moody said. “La Verne got tired, and we didn’t, because we had everyone play and play well. Our depth helped today.”
Kelcy Barott, Abigail Glennon, Lauren Porteus and Megan Richardson also scored for CSU. Junior Michelle Slagle earned seven saves before freshman Alexandra Dolan replaced her during the fourth quarter, earning one stop.
The Rams will conclude the Arizona State Tournament on Sunday with games against No. 19 Hartwick (11 a.m. MT) and No. 2 Stanford (4 p.m. MT). The Cardinal won the 2012 NCAA championship. A live blog of each game can be accessed here.
“Obviously it will be a challenge going head to head against two top-20 teams tomorrow,” Moody said. “We’ll set our goals, and will look to achieve those, and if we do that, we believe we can stack up with anyone. You never know what could happen.”
No. 18 Michigan 12, Colorado State 4
CSU goals: Arcidiacono, 2; Schaefer; Weed
CSU saves: Fisher, 10
Colorado State 13, La Verne 9
CSU goals: Arcidiacono, 3; Schaefer, 3; Weed, 3; Barott; Glennon; Porteus; Richardson
CSU saves: Slagle, 7; Dolan, 1
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