Oct. 11, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. – Facing one another for the second time in six days, UC Davis dropped its Friday night NorPac matchup against No. 13 Stanford, 5-0, to secure a split of the regular season series for the first time since the program returned to action in 2009.
UC Davis enters Sunday’s home game against Cal, one where the Aggies will “Play4theCure,” with a 3-8 overall and 1-1 conference record. Stanford improves to 9-3 and 3-1 respectively with the result.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink on Sunday, Oct. 13, to support Aggie field hockey and the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s fundraising and public awareness campaign, Play4theCure. The program will also sell pink t-shirts for $15 to all people who attend the UC Davis’ penultimate home game of the year.
Even though Stanford registered its first goal in the second minute, UC Davis remained within striking distance throughout most of the first half until the Cardinal doubled their lead four minutes before halftime.
In their previous meeting in Davis last Friday, the visiting team was able to erase a two-goal deficit in regulation — something the Aggies also looked to also accomplish once action resumed.
Both teams battled one another for nearly 20 minutes until Stanford struck again to extend its lead to a 3-0 margin. Another two goals recorded by the Cardinal throughout the following 20 minutes ensured that each squad would leave Varsity Field with a split of its regular season contests.
Heads-up plays by Martha Duterte robbed Stanford of two goals as the sophomore defender collected two defensive saves, the only ones recorded by either team throughout the evening.
Danielle Herrington went the distance for UC Davis and recorded nine saves out of the 23 shots that were fired by Stanford in her direction.