Sep 4, 2013
LAST WEEK'S GAMES
Aug. 30 vs. Missouri State: W, 4-0
THIS WEEK'S ACTION
Liberty Flames (1-0)
UC Davis Aggies (1-0)
Dartmouth Big Green (0-0)
UC Davis Aggies
Sunday, Sept. 8 - 11 a.m.
Maxwell Family Field (500) - Berkeley, Calif.
DAVIS, Calif. - Coming off a shutout victory last Friday in its season opener against Missouri State, UC Davis will compete in another two "home" games this weekend in Berkeley, Calif., against Liberty and Dartmouth this Friday and Sunday, respectively. Taking place at Maxwell Family Field on the campus of UC Berkeley, the Aggies are the designated home team for both games taking place throughout the weekend.
UC Davis' Friday game versus Liberty will start at 7 p.m., Sunday's matchup against Dartmouth will begin at 11 a.m. Live stats via Gametracker for both games will be available at ucdavisaggies.com, field hockey fans can also follow the action on Twitter at the handle @UCDavisInGame.
As was the case with UC Davis, Liberty also started its season with a 4-0 home victory against Saint Joseph's. Sophomore defender Hannah Jones tallied two of her team's four goals that day with sophomore forwards Natalie Barr and Ashlee Krulock collectively responsible for the Flames' other goals.
Starting with Friday's matchup against the Aggies, the Flames will compete in six straight games away from Lynchburg, Va., before returning home to open a three-game homestand on Sept. 27.
Dartmouth will compete in its inaugural games of the season this weekend beginning Friday versus host Cal and continuing Sunday morning against the Aggies. Last year's leading scorer for the Big Green with 10 goals, junior forward Ali Savage, is one of 16 returning letterwinners for head coach Amy Fowler, who will begin her 14th season at Dartmouth this week.
Savage ended her sophomore season ranked fifth in her conference in scoring.
In 2012, Dartmouth finished with a 11-6 overall record and 6-1 mark, falling only to league champion Princeton, to finish second in the Ivy League.
MAKING THE MOST OF A FIRST IMPRESSION
Redshirt freshman forward Danielle Koehne scored 10 minutes into Friday's non-conference match against Missouri State, and again 10 minutes into the second half to help UC Davis earn a 4-0 shutout in its season opener at Aggie Stadium.
A 2012 redshirt, Koehne scored on both shots taken against the Bears that afternoon in her first game as an Aggie.
KEEPING CLEAN ON THE FIELD
Forced to make only one save in her team's inaugural game of the season on Aug. 30, senior goalkeeper Danielle Herrington earned the second shutout of her career in front of the UC Davis faithful at Aggie Stadium.
TRIAL BY FIRE
In her first game as an Aggie, forward Agustina Singh recorded a team-high three shots and one on goal. Singh was one of two true freshmen to earn a starting nod from interim coach Austin Pile in UC Davis' season opener against Missouri State. Midfielder Courtney Hessler was the other true freshman to earn one of 11 starting spots.
CHALK UP ANOTHER ONE
For the fourth time since taking the field for its inaugural season in 2009, UC Davis earned a victory in its season opener by downing Missouri State by a 4-0 score. The Bears were also defeated by UC Davis in its 2009 season opener; other victories took place in 2011, at home against Pacific and last season, also at home, when the Aggies shutout Saint Louis 3-0.
NO GOALS FOR YOU
For the second time in as many seasons, UC Davis did not allow a goal to its opponent in a season opener. Last season, the Aggies kept Saint Louis off the scoreboard in their 3-0 win; this year, UC Davis blanked Missouri State 4-0 to open its season in victorious fashion.
ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
UC Davis will face four teams this season that earned a national preseason ranking from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Ranked opponents the Aggies will face include (preseason ranking in parentheses):
Sept. 15 at Michigan (9)
Oct. 6 (H), and Oct. 11 (A) against Stanford (12)
Oct. 26 vs. Penn State (6) at Iowa City, Iowa
Oct. 27 at Iowa (13)
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE AGGIES' ROSTER
Included below is a breakdown of UC Davis 2013 roster by class, primary position and hometown.
Freshmen (10): Eden Borsack, Erica Cohen, Lauren Copeland, Megan Doles, Courtney Hessler, Katriona Jackson, Danielle Koehne, Kristin Rodgers, Agustina Singh, Kayla Wigney
Sophomores (7): Emily Costa, Hannah Drawbridge, Martha Duterte, Jamie Garcia, Courtney Hazy, Stephie Sabraw, Linnea Whitney
Juniors (5): Jennifer Allen, Sophia Lisaius, Mattie Maloney, Megan Reardon, Carly Schoch
Seniors (2): Danielle Herrington, Cloey LemMon
Goalkeepers (2): Erica Cohen, Danielle Herrington
Defenders (5): Eden Borsack, Martha Duterte, Mattie Maloney, Carly Schoch, Linnea Whitney
Midfielders (10): Jennifer Allen, Lauren Copeland, Emily Costa, Hannah Drawbridge, Jamie Garcia, Courtney Hazy, Courtney Hessler, Katriona Jackson, Megan Reardon, Kristin Rodgers
Forwards (7): Megan Doles, Danielle Koehne, Cloey LemMon, Sophia Lisaius, Stephie Sabraw, Agustina Singh, Kayla Wigney
California (22): Jennifer Allen, Eden Borsack, Erica Cohen, Lauren Copeland, Emily Costa, Megan Doles, Hannah Drawbridge, Martha Duterte, Jamie Garcia, Courtney Hazy, Danielle Herrington, Courtney Hessler, Katriona Jackson, Danielle Koehne, Cloey LemMon, Mattie Maloney, Kristin Rodgers, Stephie Sabraw, Carly Schoch, Agustina Singh, Linnea Whitney, Kayla Wigney
Vermont (1): Sophia Lisaius
Virginia (1): Megan Reardon