Aggies Strike Early But Wolverines Roar Back

Agustina Singh had the assist on UC Davis' lone goal on Sunday.
 
Agustina Singh had the assist on UC Davis' lone goal on Sunday.
 

Sept. 15, 2013

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Stephie Sabraw scored less than five minutes into the game to give UC Davis an early lead but host Michigan answered with six straight goals en route to a 6-1 nonconference women's field hockey win on Sunday afternoon at Phyllis Ocker Field.

UC Davis fell to 1-4 with the loss while Michigan evened its record at 3-3. Rachael Mack had a goal and three assists for the Wolverines who held decisive edges over the Aggies in both shots (34-5) and penalty corners (19-1).

Despite those disparities, however, it was UC Davis which got on the scoreboard early when Sabraw took a hard pass from Agustina Singh to redirect the ball ball past Michigan goalkeeper Haley Jones just 4 minutes, 41 seconds into the game. It was Sabraw's second goal of the season.

The Aggies kept the lead for nearly 13 minutes before Michigan's Jaime Diaz tipped a shot in from the left side on a penalty corner. The assist went to Mack who then picked up another six minutes later when she fed Eliza Stein off another corner in the 23rd minute.

Shannon Scavelli's unassisted score in the 32nd minute staked the Wolverines to a 3-1 halftime lead after they outshot UC Davis 20-3 in the opening 35 minutes.

Ainsley McCallister, Mack and Leslie Smith each added second-half goals for Michigan. Jamie Garcia and Sabraw each had two shots for the Aggies while Danielle Herrington had three saves in 55 minutes of action.

The end of the game marked the midway point of the Aggies' stretch of eight straight road games. The Aggies will return to the midwest on Sept. 24, facing Miami (Ohio) for a nonconference matchup.