Sept. 5, 2009
LORETTO, Pa. - UC Davis defeated La Salle, 2-1, in overtime Saturday in a non-conference field hockey game in Loretto, Pa. The win extended the first-year Aggies' winning streak to three to start the season. Erin LemMon scored the game-winning goal just over five minutes into overtime. The loss dropped La Salle to 0-3. The game was played at DeGol Field at Saint Francis University.
The Explorers connected for the game's first goal in the sixth minute of the first half to take an early 1-0 lead. The deficit was the first of the season for the Aggies, who entered the game leading or tied throughout both of their first two games.
UC Davis would end up trailing for almost 50 minutes before Kelly Knauf scored with just over 16 minutes remaining in regulation. Marissa Hughes assisted on the goal, which was created on a penalty corner, as the Aggies tied the game at 1-1.
It would stay that way through the end of the second half, setting up the second overtime in the three games for UC Davis. This time, it was LemMon who provided the drama when she converted her goal following a rebound of a shot.
"Today we had to come from behind for the first time," said head coach Vianney Campos. "It helped the players recognize that even when the game doesn't start off in our favor, it's just as important to maintain our composure and play our game. Today's match was a joint effort from everyone with a lot of players off the bench contributing tremendously and helping to push us to 3-0."
The win comes one day after the Aggies defeated Saint Francis, 1-0, on the same field and five days after Monday's opening day win at Aggie Stadium against Missouri State. Additionally, all six goals scored by UC Davis have come off of the sticks of six differentAggies.
UC Davis continues its six-game road trip Monday when it faces Siena in Loudonville, N.Y.