PROVIDENCE -- UC Davis freshmen Shea Gavin and Carli Colyer recorded their first career goals during Friday's contest to give the Aggies a 2-1 lead at halftime. The second half saw no other scores from the Aggies nor the Bulldogs, lifting UC Davis to a 2-1 win over Bryant.
The Bulldogs will look to face Columbia on Sunday with a 1-7 mark. The Aggies will finish up their weekend in Rhode Island entering Sunday's match against Providence with a 1-6 record overall.
Friday's contest saw an action-packed first period by the Aggie offense. UC Davis was first to get on the board thanks to freshman Shea Gavin, who notched her first career goal as an Aggie just under 10 minutes into the first period. Gavin's goal was assisted by fellow freshman Carli Colyer, who set up Gavin's right side shot with a pass in front of the cage.
Nine minutes later, the Bulldogs answered back with a goal of their own by senior Grace Farrell. After UC Davis goalkeeper Chelsea Bigelow made a save on Farrell's first shot attempt, the Bulldogs collected the rebound and found the back of the cage to even the score at one all.
With eight minutes remaining until halftime freshman Carli Colyer gave the Aggies just what they were looking for by tallying her first career goal. Colyer was assisted by senior Madison Cohen, who sent the ball in front of the cage to set up Colyer's left side goal.
Colyer's goal would prove to be the last from either team, resulting in a 2-1 win for the Aggies over the Bulldogs.
"Carli and Shea did a great job today of finishing attack build-ups, which included the efforts of so many different teammates," said head coach Britt Broady.
"Kate Young also had an exceptional game. Her quick transition and determined tracking out of the backfield sparked our attack and allowed our forwards to get behind the Bryant defenders," Broady added.
Chelsea Bigelow notched two saves on the day lifting her season total to 59.
"I am so pleased to see the consistent daily investments of these student-athletes pay off today," said Broady. "I'm excited to continue our growth on and off the field and look forward to our next challenge," Broady added.
The Aggies will end their road trip on Sunday against host Providence at 8 a.m. (PT)/ 11 a.m. (ET). UC Davis will then return home for their next contest against America East rival California on Sept. 29.
This Sunday's contest also marks the Aggies' last road event until Oct. 6, when UC Davis will make their way to Philadelphia to face Saint Joseph's.
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