USC Lacrosse drops overtime decision in San Diego state

ANGELS – The USC lacrosse team (7-5) failed in a narrow overtime loss to San Diego State (4-6) at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday, April 9.

KEY PLAYERS

  • Senior midfielder Kelsey huff recorded his fifth hat trick of the season, the 20th of his career.
  • Gr. Attacker Maddie mcdaniel notched a career record with 16 draw checks – second all-time in a single game in USC history – and scored a goal for the Trojans.
  • Main striker Izzy McMahon had three points (1g, 2a) to do with four balls on the ground and two draw controls.
  • Defensively, then. Danielle Carson had two induced turnovers and two balls on the ground. So. Olivia dooley caused a turnover and picked up two balls on the ground to go with a draw control; and Sr. Lizzy wagner had four draw orders.
  • For San Diego State, four players scored hat tricks including Emily Resnick who led all players with six points (3g, 3a). Caitlin Jones, Bailey Brown and Lexi Tan each scored three goals and an assist. Katy Sharretts made 14 saves with three balls on the ground in the win.

HOW DID IT HAPPEN

  • USC topped SDSU, 43-27, and topped Center Circle, 25-4, but couldn’t hold back the Aztecs’ offer to return as San Diego State scored seven of the last eight goals to achieve victory.
  • SDSU was 4-for-4 in the free position in the second half and scored a total of six goals on the line. Despite the furious return of the Aztecs, the Trojan guardian Riley hertford came up with two big saves to end regulation and gave USC three final looks on goal. Sharretts pushed the Trojans back on two of three shots to send the game into overtime.
  • McDaniel won the draw in overtime, but USC’s last shot was held up by Sharrett’s stick. The Aztecs made the transition and cut the clock to get a shot with eight seconds left in the first half. Brown’s shot passed Hertford to make a difference in the game.

FOLLOWING

  • USC wraps up its home regular season schedule when it visits Bay Area schools next weekend. California is heading to McAlister Field for a meeting on Friday April 16 at noon PT. Then, the Cardinal, ranked 15th, enters the field on Sunday (April 18) for a departure at 1 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast live.

PLAY NOTES

  • USC fell 10-1 to San Diego State and lost to the Aztecs for the first time in series history.
  • The Trojans have fallen to 4-3 all-time in games played at LA Memorial Coliseum.
  • USC was in its 12th overtime game and fell to 4-8 in overtime games. In home overtime games, the Trojans are now 2-3 all-time and 0-2 when playing overtime at the LA Coliseum.

All USC Women’s Lacrosse competitions will be conducted in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee on Health and Safety, available at Pac-12.com/health. For more information on the USC Women’s Lacrosse Team, a full schedule and results, please visit USCtrojans.com. Women of Trojans fans can follow the team on Instagram and Twitter @USCtrojansLax.

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