Oct. 20, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. – Jamie Garcia scored her fourth goal of the year 17 minutes into Sunday’s NorPac game, at Cal, to tie the score at one apiece. Two goals scored in the final minutes of the first half by the Golden Bears gave them the lead for good to defeat UC Davis by a final score of 3-1.
The Aggies will return to the road starting with Saturday’s neutral-site game against Penn State with a 4-10 overall, and 2-3 conference mark. Competing in its only game of the week, Cal’s respective records now stand at 5-9 and 2-3.
In the 12th minute, Cal struck first off one of its seven penalty corners earned throughout the day to take an early 1-0 lead.
Throughout the following five minutes, UC Davis earned three of its seven corners; corralling a rebound from her own shot taken after that third corner, Garcia punched it past Bears goalkeeper Courtney Hendrickson to tie the contest at 1-1.
With less than four minutes left until the break, Cal regained the lead off a corner of its own, then doubled its advantage before the break by converting its penalty stroke.
After a half that saw both teams score a combined four goals, neither was able to find the back of the cage throughout the rest of the game as each goalkeeper came up big for their respective teams.
UC Davis netminder Danielle Herrington finished Sunday’s event with four saves; by turning a barrage of Aggie shots throughout the second half, Hendrickson ended Cal’s Senior Day with nine saves.
In a second half that saw the Aggies outshoot the Bears 9-4, Hendrickson needed to make seven saves to keep the Aggies off the scoreboard. Included in that effort was a section of the half that saw UC Davis record three shots on goal in rapid-fire succession.
Led by Garcia with four, Hannah Drawbridge and Stephie Sabraw each fired three shots and were collectively responsible for five of the Aggies’ 10 shots on goal.