Oct. 27, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa - UC Davis' strong second-half performance nearly negated what took place throughout the first half of Sunday's non-conference game from Grant Field; by allowing three first-half goals, the Aggies were unable to erase their deficit and fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes, in their final road game of the season, by a 5-1 score.
UC Davis enters Friday's season finale at Aggie Stadium with a 4-12 overall record, Iowa continues its season with an 11-6 mark.
Competing in their second game within a 24-hour period, the Aggies' came to life once action resumed after halftime. Even though the team trailed 3-0 at the start of the half, UC Davis outshot Iowa 7-6, generated one additional penalty corner compared to its opponent, and forced most of the action to take place in the Hawkeyes' half of the field as Iowa goalkeeper Kelsey Boyce recorded the only four saves by either `keeper throughout the final 35 minutes of the game.
Jamie Garcia scored the Aggies' lone goal one off one of her team's four corners midway through the second half; the sophomore midfielder is now tied with redshirt freshman forward Danielle Koehne with a team-high five goals.
If Garcia find the back of the cage Friday night versus Pacific, she will equal her career-high scoring total set last season.
The assist was Koehne's first as an Aggie.
Unlike the previous day's outing, one where UC Davis struggled to create any rhythm on offense, Sunday's effort was a stark contrast as four different Aggies tested Boyce often throughout the second half.
Of Hannah Drawbridge's team-high three shots, two were taken after halftime. In addition to Drawbridge, Garcia and Augusta Singh also recorded both of their swings in the game's final half; Stephie Sabraw completed the group of Aggies who recorded at least one post-halftime shot.
UC Davis goalkeeper Danielle Herrington recorded all five of her saves throughout the first half, one that also saw the Hawkeyes record 16 of their 22 shots.
Buoyed by its second-half effort, UC Davis finished Sunday's contest with eight shots.