No. 18 Drexel Downs UC Davis 6-0 In Nonconference Matchup

Amanda Marinac
Eighteenth-ranked Drexel scored four first-half goals, held UC Davis to just six shots in the game, and went on to beat the Aggies 6-0 in a nonconference women's field hockey game played at Cal on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss moves UC Davis' record to 3-2 while Drexel remains unbeaten at 4-0. It was the second straight game for the Aggies against a ranked opponent following Monday's tough 5-2 loss to current No. 11 Northwestern. They'll continue the difficult stretch of games, facing No. 10 Iowa next week.

Drexel took control of the game with a big first half, scoring in the seventh minute on an unassisted goal by Amanda Fleischut who dribbled to the top of the arc and put the ball into the right side of the cage. Goals by Christina Conrad in the 21st minute, Lindsay McArdle in the 31st and Elise Didonato in the 34th minute gave the Dragons a four-goal advantage at halftime.

The Aggies' six shots all came in the first half and they were held to just one on goal. Drexel outshot UC Davis 13-6 for the game and held an 8-4 advantage in penalty corners. Cloey LemMon had three of the Aggies' shots. Margaux Lourtie and Alexandra Atiyeh added scores withing a four-minute stretch midway through the second half to round out the scoring.

Goalie Conley Craven had a pair of saves for UC Davis.

The Aggies will square off against Iowa on Monday at Stanford. The game will begin at 11 a.m.