The Arizona State Sun Devils (4-2) took on the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-3) Monday afternoon in a game that was all Sun Devils, allowing them to secure a 20-5 victory. It was the third game in a row where the Sun Devils have put up at least 18 points.
Within the first four minutes of the game, the Sun Devils went up 3-0 forcing the Bulldogs to call a timeout. Fresno State didn’t get their first goal of the game until 14 minutes in.
The Sun Devils dominated the rest of the half, adding in five more goals and holding the Bulldogs to one taking a 8-2 lead after 30 minutes of play. ASU had 14 fouls in the first half, something coach Tim McCormack has been noting a point of emphasis for his team. His defense came up big in the first half as well causing 16 turnovers by the Bulldogs.
Things continued to click on all cylinders for the maroon and gold in the second half. They added 12 more goals, and the defense only let Fresno State put in three more, not allowing them to score in the final seven minutes of play. The Bulldogs were averaging 15 goals per game coming into the matchup.
There were 12 different scorers contributing to the Sun Devil victory. Senior attacker Carley Adams had five goals, with senior Kerri Clayton being the second Sun Devil to have a hat trick. Clayton has 24 goals this season and is the first in program history to reach 100 goals.
Clayton was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and redshirt junior goalkeeper Berkley Bonneau was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.
The California Golden Bears will come to town to face the Sun Devils Friday at 1 p.m. MST.