Sept. 19, 2012
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Senior Ashley Haight scored two goals, eight different Aggies found the back of the cage, and the UC Davis women's field hockey ended its east coast roadtrip on a winning note with a 9-0 rout of Siena on Wednesday morning at Hofstra University.
The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for the Aggies who had lost one-goal matchups to Sacred Heart, Hofstra and Rider earlier on the trip. UC Davis is 4-6 while Siena is 0-5.
UC Davis' nine goals are the most since the program restarted varsity competition in 2009. The Aggies' previous high was four goals, achieved three times, most recently against Pacific in 2011. The shutout was also their second of the season, joining a 3-0 win over Saint Louis in the opener in August.
"Today's win, with eight different people scoring, was a reflection of a true team effort," said head coach Vianney Campos. "Everyone played a huge part in this win and we came out feeling compelled and driven.
"Many players showed tremendous versatility and that's a very exciting place to be with NorPac play upon us," she added. "Although the road trip didn't statistically end how we had hoped, our amount of growth from game to game has really set us for this week's first conference matchup."
UC Davis scored consistently in Wednesday's win, never going more than 12 minutes without a goal. It scored four times in the first half before tacking on five more goals in the second. The Aggies took 32 total shots, 18 of them on goal while goalkeeper Danielle Herrington faced only three shots on goal, stopping all of them.
Haight, a midfielder from San Jose, opened the scoring in both halves for UC Davis, tipping in her first goal from three yards off an assist from Amanda Marinac in just the ninth minute. Her unassisted goal in the 47th minute came from the left and was her second of the season.
The Aggies spread the scoring througout its lineup with a different player tallying each of the remaining goals. Stephanie Sabraw, off an assist from Megan Reardon, scored froms straight on in the 13th minute, freshman Jamie Garcia popped one in from the top left of the circle in the 26th, and Marinac redirected a pass from Reardon to the left post in the 35th minute.
Sophia Lisaius scored into the middle of the cage just 27 seconds after Haight's second score, making the score 6-0. Linnea Whitney tipped in Garcia's pass in the 58th minute, Casey Wollbrinck found Kelly Dudek for a goal in the 63rd minute and Lydia Brambila capped the day with a blast from the right side in the 65th.
Besides dominating the shots total, 32-5, the Aggies also led in penalty corners, 13-1.
Siena's Beth Meyers had five saves and Mary Drabich had four during their busy day.
UC Davis will return to action on Sunday, opening NorPac Conference action on Sunday at Pacific at 1 p.m.