The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.

After a sour time in the pool and a 1-4 record the week before, CSM bounced back nicely in taking two matches during the Bulldog hosted mini-tournament.

“We needed today,” said CSM head coach Randy Wright. “An opportunity to play loose, play everyone, try different things we’ve been working on in practice.”

Wright said his team is working on minimizing turnovers and getting sharper with their scoring opportunities. The scores suggest they did just that.

In Game 1, CSM scored four goals in three different periods to beat Laney College 14-6.

Then in Game 2, they were even better offensively. Sixteen times, the Bulldogs found twine to come away with an easy 16-5 win over Sacramento City College.

Ashley Mullany continues to improve in goal. She recorded 23 saves over the weekend. Shelby Chung scored 12 of CSM’s 30 goals during the tournament. Libby Massari added four.

“Conference begins this week, we have two big games,” Wright said. “We must be ready, we will need a total team performance to win.”