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Cal Poly Women's Lacrosse was established in 1991 and competes in Division I and Division B of the Western Women's Lacrosse League (WWLL).
Most practices and games are held on the turf fields at the Cal Poly Sports Complex behind the baseball field.
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Cal Poly defeats Chico State 15-9 - Feb 23, 2014
by Erin Clark
Cal Poly defeated Chico State 15-9 on Saturday afternoon. Avi Feldman led the team with five goals, followed by Erin Clark with three goals and Amy Frantz with two goals and two assists. Kelly Chuck added two goals, and Kylie Gilmour, Amanda Rolander, and Tara Thornton each scored once for the Mustangs. Amanda also had two assists, and Catrina Hickman, Nevada Crandall, Rachel Simons, and Kylie Gilmour each added one assist. Goalie Corey Manring also had six saves for Cal Poly and has a save percentage of .494 on the season. The Chuck family generously hosted most of the team on Friday night and definitely contributed to the win on Saturday with their delicious food and amazing support! Thanks, Chucks! CP Lax goes.....
Cal Poly loses to Boulder in overtime - Feb 16, 2014
by Amanda Rolander
On Sunday morning, the Mustangs faced their last opponents of the Santa Barbara shootout, University of Colorado--Boulder. Cal Poly started slow and Boulder was able to jump to a 4-0 lead. The attack was able to get a flow going with Senior Christa Nelson (2 goals), and with a goal at the end of the first half by Avi Feldman (1 goal, 1 assist), the Mustangs ended the half leading 5-4. The second half had a slow start as well, and Poly struggled in the transition. However with great stops by the defense and goalie Corey Manring, Poly was able to get back into the game and the score at the end of the game was 8-8. Colorado picked up the intensity in overtime, scoring two goals and picking up the win. The Mustangs will travel to Chico next Saturday.
Cal Poly beats Colorado State 18-15 - Feb 15, 2014
by Amanda Rolander
On Saturday night, the Mustangs faced the defending National Champions Colorado State, whom Poly lost to twice last year. Poly came into the game focused and poised, and in their natural element in the evening game. Continuing their strong performance on the draw, Poly won the first draw. A quick assist from Erin Clark (2 goals, 1 assist, 2 caused turnovers) to midfielder Tara Thornton (1 goal, 1 assist, 4 draw controls) put Poly on the board first. CSU fired back tying up the game but Poly fought back, with Senior Amy Frantz (4 goals, 1 assist) scoring off a free position to put Poly on top 2-1. A strong defense led by senior captain Catrina Hickman (2 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls) adapted to CSU’s style of play and disrupted the Rams offense. The halftime score was 10-7, however the game was long from over. CSU continued to push but the Poly defense stood strong and aggressive, as Avi Feldman (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 caused turnovers) pressed CSU and caused turnovers and fast break opportunities for the Mustangs. Senior Christa Nelson and Junior Kylie Gilmour kept the attack poised scoring 4 goals a piece!! As time ran down Cal Poly still remained on top, and with 5 minutes to go Corey Manring (11 saves) stopped a free position shot and sent Poly on the attack, where Tara Thornton scored assisted by Avi Feldman to make the score 17-13. Poly continued winning the draw and fighting to win the ground balls, with 2 minutes left CSU scored making the game 18-15. The Mustangs knew that 2 mins was a lot of time (especially after Cal Poly’s game against UCLA!), but Poly continued possession by winning the draw, which kept CSU from mounting a comeback. The Mustangs prepared to face University of Colorado in the morning.
Cal Poly defeats Texas 16-5 - Feb 14, 2014
by Amanda Rolander
Cal Poly came out strong against Texas to win 16-5 even though they had a slight mix-up on the game time and a quick warm up. Poly dominated the draws quickly jumping to a 6-2 lead with a goal from Tara Thornton (2 goals, 1 assist) off an assist from Kylie Gilmour (3 goals, 1 assist). The Mustangs started to feel comfortable with the new draw rules with only two people on the circle, and it was obvious in the game. Led by Avi Feldman on the draw (1 goal, 1 assist), Poly was able to jump to a 10-2 lead at half time. The Mustangs kept up the intensity to start the second half, and Catrina Hickman with a free position shot passed the ball off to Christa Nelson (5 goals) for another score by Poly. Freshman Kelly Chuck had a standout game with tenacious defense and scoring 3 goals and 1 assist. This was a good game for Poly, showing that they can dominate the draw and control both attack and defense.
Cal Poly falls to Michigan 11-7 - Feb 14, 2014
by Amanda Rolander
The first game of the 2014 Santa Barbara Shootout for the Mustangs was against Michigan. The Mustangs played strong, but just couldn’t get things to flow. At half time the score was 6-2 for the Wolverines. The final score was 11-7 Michigan. Scoring for the Mustangs was lead by Amy Frantz with two goals, and Tara Thornton and Catrina Hickman each had 1 goal and 1 assist. Avi Feldman, Christa Nelson and Kelly Chuck added one goal apiece. Corey Manring had 8 stops in goal, and the Mustangs prepared to face Texas a few hours later!
Cal Poly defeats UCLA in triple overtime - Feb 8, 2014
by Erin Clark and Amanda Rolander
The Cal Poly Women’s Club Lacrosse A Team defeated the UCLA Bruins 14-13 on Saturday at the Cal Poly Sports Complex in triple overtime.
After the Mustangs scored five unanswered goals in the first 15 minutes of the matchup, UCLA used draw controls and a two-camper spread offense to attack the Cal Poly zone, tying the score 5-5 at halftime.
With 19 minutes left in regulation and after five more unanswered UCLA goals, senior captain and defender Catrina Hickman (1 goal, 4 caused turnovers) and junior Avi Feldman (3 goals, 2 assists, 6 caused turnovers) lit a fire for Cal Poly to return to just a 13-11 deficit with 30 seconds to play.
Mustang junior and vice president Kylie Gilmour (3 goals and one assist) scored on a free position shot with 20 seconds left in the game, and freshman attack-wing Kelly Chuck tied the game, assisted by senior Amy Frantz (1 goal, 1 assist), with 8 seconds remaining.
Both teams were held scoreless for the two 3-minute overtime halves, as well as the first 3-minute golden goal period, until two minutes into the third overtime period. Goalie Corey Manring, who had 15 saves in the game, stopped a UCLA free position which led to a transition by the Cal Poly defense and a goal by senior captain and club president Christa Nelson (who shot 100% for 4 goals and one assist) to make the final score 14-13 Mustangs.
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Cal Poly B Team falls to UCLA - Feb 8, 2014
by Amanda Rolander and Erin Clark
The Cal Poly Women's Lacrosse B Team faced off against UCLA's B Team on Saturday, falling to the Bruins 15-10 in their first game of the season.
The weather played a large role in the game: as the rain came down, Cal Poly took the field, dominating the draw control. Junior and captain Connie Lewis led the team and helped set the pace for the game, and Gulce Ozturk scored the first goal of the game for the Mustangs.
UCLA fought back and scored a few goals, but Poly would not be silenced. Fighting hard, the defense was anchored by strong performances from returning sophomore Kathy Ha and freshman Rachel Hess, who is brand new to the sport of lacrosse. The Mustangs were able to cause turnovers and get the Mustangs back on attack. It didn’t take long for Cal Poly to score with the strong transitions from Sydney Griggs and Cecilia Seiter.
The rain kept pouring through the whole game, and at the start of the second half the score was 7-4 UCLA. The harsh conditions seemed to hurt the Mustangs as UCLA was able to get a few quick goals, but the Mustangs kept fighting. Unfortunately time ticked away and the final score of the game was 16-10 in favor of UCLA.
Sophomore attackers were strong on offense, as Erin Griffin led the team with four goals, Gulce Ozturk had 3 goals and 1 assist, Melissa Fazio had 1 goal and 1 assist. Midfielders Connie and Sydney each had one goal, and freshman goalie Jess Estrada had 8 saves.
The B team travels to Santa Barbara this weekend for the Shootout, facing UCSB, UC Davis, Sierra Nevada, and UCLA.
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