Cal lacrosse looking to defeat Fresno State to improve MPSF standing

The Cal lacrosse team (4-11) has started to show signs of a late-season comeback, and only two teams stand in its way of completing a surge. After an eventful weekend, featuring a win against UC Davis and a loss against Stanford, the Bears sit fifth in the MPSF table as of April 16, which qualifies them for the conference tournament. Needing to stay in the top six, Cal must face its next challenger, Fresno State (9-6), on Friday and attempt to maintain, or possibly improve, its standing.

“We are pretty excited — the fact that we are kind of in control of our own destiny to get into the MPSF tournament,” said Cal head coach Brooke Eubanks. “If we can win these next couple of games we will be in, and obviously that’s a huge thing because it’s not like we are waiting on someone else. That’s kind of been our focus, and we are really proud of how we have kind of turned the season around.”

The Bears lost seven of nine games in the first half of their season, which seemed to guarantee them a bottom-of-the-table standing. In the latter half of its season, when Cal played almost all of its conference games, it has lost a marginally better four of six games, many of which have been close matches and against much more competitive opponents.

But whatever the results, Cal has looked better in the past few games than it has all year. Sophomore Caroline Corzel stepped up and has been extremely influential for the Bears on offense. She scored more times in the last two games than the rest of the season combined and has…

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