DAVIS, Calif. — UC Davis kept No. 17 Iowa within striking distance during the first half, limiting the Hawkeyes to a one goal lead. But the Aggies were unable to answer three second-half goals posted by the Iowa offense, resulting in a 4-0 Iowa win over UC Davis.
The Hawkeyes will enter their next game against New Hampshire with a 2-3 record. The Aggies will travel to face William and Mary on Sept. 9 in Ann Arbor, Michigan with an 0-4 mark.
The first half saw an impressive performance by the UC Davis defense. The Hawkeyes scored their first goal six minutes after pushback, but it would be their only goal of the half thanks to a collective effort by the UC Davis defense and three saves from goalkeeper Chelsea Bigelow, who tallied five saves on the day.
The Hawkeyes scored their second goal of the game off a penalty corner in the 47th minute and notched their final two goals in the last seven minutes of play; one from a penalty stroke taken in the 63rd minute.
UC Davis was able to keep the Iowa defense on their heels, taking five shots and forcing three saves from Iowa goalkeeper Katie Jones.
“We are very proud of our performance today,” said head coach Britt Broady, when speaking to Davis Enterprise’s Owen Yancher. “We have taken steps forward today and it’s important for us to recognize our own growth,” Broady added.
The Aggies will play their first road games of the season this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They will face William and Mary on Sept. 9 at 1 pm PT, then No. 11 Michigan on Sept. 10 at 11 am PT.
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