SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Wofford women's lacrosse team fell 23-4 to a talented San Diego State team on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Gibbs Stadium. With the loss, the Terriers fall to 0-6 on the season while San Diego State improves to 7-3 with the win. All three of the Aztecs' losses have come at the hands of a ranked opponent.
San Diego State started the scoring just over three minutes into the game on an unassisted goal by Marissa MacRae. The Aztecs tacked on eight more goals over the next 10 minutes of play and led 9-0 with 16:04 left in the half. Hannah Mutch put the Terriers on the board with 13:26 on the clock, scoring off a pass from Sophie Smith. Smith scored the next goal unassisted and cut the lead to 9-2 with 11:45 left in the half.
San Diego State answered with two in the next three minutes before Ava Alvarez scored her third goal of the season on a pass from Smith. The assist was Smith's second of the game and seventh of the season. The Aztecs added one more before the half and held a 12-3 advantage at the break.
The Aztecs got the scoring started early in the second half, netting a goal just two minutes in. San Diego State added six to begin the half before Wofford scored with 16:17 left. Mutch scored on a pass from Delaney Irwin as the Terriers were man up thanks to an Aztec yellow card shortly before. Mutch leads Wofford with 10 goals scored on the season. San Diego State added five goals in the final 13:31 and ran away with the 23-4 victory.
Kelsey Thompson recorded five saves in 60 minutes in goal.
San Diego State took 35 shots in the contest and turned 23 into goals. Wofford took 21 shots. The Aztecs won 18 draw controls to Wofford's 11, and San Diego State barely edged Wofford in ground balls, 17-16. The Terriers committed 16 turnovers and forced San Diego State in to 13. The Aztecs were able to convert on all four free position attempts while Wofford was 0-2.
Next up, Wofford heads to Winthrop on Thursday, March 22. Then, the Terriers return home to host Fresno State on Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m.