Deanna Balsama led SDSU with four goals
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February 25, 2022 (Tempe) - The Aztec lacrosse team (1-3) fell at Arizona State (1-2) 16-6 on Friday.
SDSU fell behind 11-2 in the first half and was unable to overcome the big deficit despite improved play in the second half where they tied the Sun Devils in shots.
Deanna Balsama once again led the Aztecs in scoring, finishing with four goals. SDSU’s other two goals came from Bailey Brown and Emma Betts, her first goal of the year.
ASU’s Kaylon Bucker scored two goals in the first 100 seconds of the game. Balsama started the scoring for the Aztecs when she found the back of the net with 11:19 left in the first quarter, but then ASU scored five unanswered goals and nine of the next 10.
The Sun Devils outscored SDSU just 5-4 in the second half
The Sun Devils out shot SDSU 21-11 in the first half and 32-22 for the game. The Aztecs were 20-for-27 in clears while ASU was 22-for-23.
Maggie Marion had a team-high four ground balls for SDSU, and Cailin Young won three draw controls. Goalkeeper Sam Horan had eight saves.
Arizona State had 10 players score and were led by Emily Pinzone’s three scores.
STAT OF THE GAME
The Aztecs tied the Sun Devils in shots in the second half.
Deanna Balsama has led the Aztecs in scoring in every game.
The Aztecs play at Oregon Sunday at 12 p.m.