Aztecs improve to 27-0 all-time in GCC play
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February 17, 2018 (Irvine) - T-No. 14 San Diego State opened its fourth-straight Golden Coast Conference regular-season title defense with a 12-5 road victory at Concordia on Friday afternoon. The decision moved the Aztecs to 5-4 (1-0 GCC) on the season, while the Eagles fell to 3-2 (0-1 GCC).
SDSU doubled up Concordia in the first quarter, 4-2, and did the same in the second period, 2-1, to take a 6-3 lead into the halftime break. The Eagles sliced into their deficit with a 2-1 third period and with the recent events, San Diego State enjoyed a 7-5 lead going into the fourth quarter. The final eight minutes saw the Aztecs blow the game open with a 5-0 shutdown quarter to cruise to the win.
Emily Bennett, Karli Canale and Paola Vizcarra each scored two goals apiece to lead SDSU. Bennett filled the scoresheet with team bests in assists (3), steals (6) and ejections drawn (4). Maura Cantoni made seven stops in net.
San Diego State improved to 27-0 all-time in Golden Coast Conference action.
STAT OF THE GAME
The Aztecs recorded a season-high 22 steals, split between 10 players, and drew 11 ejections, which was one off their season best.