CU lacrosse preview: Fresno State

MATCHUP: Fresno State Bulldogs (7-2, 0-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) at No. 6/4/4 Colorado Buffaloes (9-0, 2-0).

GAME TIME: Saturday, noon, Kittredge Field.

LEADERS: Fresno State — Goals: A Tiffiny Wallace, Fr., 28; Assists: M Sarah Bloise, So., 9; Points: Wallace (27 goals, 8 assists), Bloise (26 goals, nine assists), 35; Goalie: Laurel Mander, Fr., 10.70 GAA, .488 save percentage. Colorado — Goals: A Darby Kiernan, Jr., 26; Assists: M Miranda Stinson, So., and Kiernan, 11; Points: Kiernan, 36; Goalie: Paige Soenksen, Sr., 7.2 GAA, .575 save percentage.

NOTES: The Buffs are 3-0 all-time against the Bulldogs...CU has won nine consecutive home matches...The Buffs rank first nationally in scoring defense (6.89) and third in scoring offense (16.22)...Soenksen leads NCAA women's lacrosse in goals-against average and ranks second in save percentage...Colorado and Stanford are the only 2-0 teams in the MPSF, with USC right behind at 1-0...After scoring just two goals over the first three games of the season, CU junior Carly Cox has scored 16 in the past six...Kiernan has scored at least three goals in six consecutive games, recording 19 overall during that span...The Bulldogs have won three consecutive matches, including a 13-12 win Wednesday against St.


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Francis...Following Saturday's match the Buffs will have only one more home game — a showdown against Stanford on April 7...CU hits the road next week to take on Delaware and nationally-ranked Stony Brook.

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