Sept. 17, 2013
LAST WEEK’S GAMES
Sept. 13 vs. No. 16 Louisville: L, 5-0
Sept. 15 at Michigan: L, 6-1
UC Davis Aggies (1-4)
Miami (OH) Redhawks (3-4)
Tuesday, Sept. 24 – 2:30 p.m. (PT)
Miami Field Hockey Complex (1,000) – Oxford, Ohio
UC Davis Aggies
Ball State Cardinals (2-3)
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 12 p.m. (PT)
BSU Turf Field (1,700) – Muncie, Ind.
UC Davis Aggies
Central Michigan Chippewas (2-4)
Friday, Sept. 27 – 10 a.m. (PT)
BSU Turf Field (1,700) – Muncie Ind.
UC Davis Aggies
Vermont Catamounts (0-6)
Sunday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. (PT)
BSU Turf Field – (1,700) – Muncie, Ind.
DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis will enjoy a seven day break from its previously played game, at Michigan, to its next game, at Miami (OH) – the first of four road events scheduled within a six-day timespan. These four road games will complete the Aggies’ six-game road swing and serve as the team’s final non-conference contests prior to the start of NorPac competition on Oct. 6.
SCOUTING MIAMI (OH)
After Miami (OH) faces Ohio State in its home opener on Sept. 18, the Redhawks will have five days to prepare for its matchup against the Aggies. Entering their game against the Buckeyes, the Redhawks hold a 3-4 overall record.
Outside of its 4-1 win against American last Saturday at the Terp Invitational in College Park, Md., Miami (OH) has lost three of its last four games played.
Led by junior midfielder Gabby Goldack and senior forward Alyssa Logan, nine Redhawks have scored a collective 13 goals this year. Goldack and Logan each possess a team-high three goals scored.
Miami (OH) and UC Davis faced one another for the first time in 2011, a matchup the Aggies lost 3-0.
SCOUTING BALL STATE
UC Davis will return to Muncie, Ind., for the first time since 2010 to complete its six-game road trip. After facing the host Cardinals, the Aggies will face Central Michigan and Vermont before heading back to Davis.
In its last appearance at Ball State, UC Davis edged Ball State by a 3-2 score. That day, all five goals scored by both teams took place throughout the first half with Cloey LemMon responsible for UC Davis’ game-winning goal.
If Ball State’s previous games are any indication, the Cardinals will earn a split of the all-time series; after opening its season with a loss, Ball State followed that result with a win – a result that has been achieved in every other game played since.
SCOUTING CENTRAL MICHIGAN
As is the case with Ball State, UC Davis earned a win its last meeting against Central Michigan – a matchup that took place for the first, an only time in September, 2010. In that first-ever meeting, the Aggies earned a three-goal shutout victory.
UC Davis is the second, and final NorPac team the Chippewas will face this year following a 1-0, shutout loss to Stanford that took place last week.
Responsible for nearly one-third of her team’s scoring, Mary Alice Moore has netted four of Central Michigan’s 13 goals. The junior midfielder has been extremely efficient this season and has only taken seven shots throughout her team’s first six games.
UC Davis will look to even the all-time series against the Catamounts in the final game of the team’s current road trip. In 2009, at Vermont, the Aggies lost by a 3-0 score.
Coming off a 7-0 loss against No. 5 Virginia, the second nationally ranked team faced this season, Vermont will seek its inaugural victory this weekend in its swing through Connecticut against Quinnipiac and Yale.
Prior to its head-to-head meeting against the Aggies, Vermont will face Ball State.
Four Catamounts are responsible for the team’s offense; led by junior forward Ashley McDonald with five, Vermont has scored 10 goals throughout its six games. Senior forward Colleen Slaughter scored a goal in the first three straight games of the season, sophomore forward Emily Tilton and senior mid Maddy Ostrander each have tallied one goal apiece.
SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK
Redshirt freshman forward Danielle Koehne has quickly created a reputation as one of the most dangerous scorers in the conference with four goals scored throughout her first five games in a UC Davis uniform. Tied for the third-highest total in the NorPac with two others, Koehne trails Davidson sophomore Melissa Funsten (5 g) and Longwood senior Stacey de Grandhomme (6 g).
Of the conference’s top five scorers, Koehne is the only first-year player.
Tied for No. 8 and sitting alongside one another with 0.40 assists per game, sophomores Hannah Drawbridge, Jamie Garcia and senior Cloey LemMon are forcing opposing coaches to organize their respective backlines accordingly. The Aggie trio is collectively responsible for six of the team’s nine assists.
THE FIRST OF MANY
Known for creating as challenging a season as possible, UC Davis field hockey faced its first ranked team of the season on Sept. 13, against No. 16 Louisville, in a neutral-site game in Ann Arbor, Mich.
When originally released, the Aggies' schedule contained four teams that earned a preseason national ranking from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
TOP 10 TOTALS
Entering this week's action, a number of Aggies possess top 10 statistical NorPac rankings (in parentheses)
Points: Danielle Koehne – 8 (T-6)
Points Per Game: Danielle Koehne – 1.60 (T-5)
Goals: Danielle Koehne – 4 (T-3)
Goals Per Game: Danielle Koehne – 0.80 (T-3)
Assists: Hannah Drawbridge – 2 (T-8)
Assists Per Game: Hannah Drawbridge, Jamie Garcia, Cloey LemMon – 0.40 (T-8)
Game-Winning Goals: Danielle Koehne – 1 (T-3)
Defensive Saves: Jennifer Allen – 1 (T-4)
Saves: Danielle Herrington – 13 (T-8)
Saves Per Game: Danielle Herrington – 2.60 (8)
Shutouts: Danielle Herrington – (T-2)
Goals Against Average: Danielle Harrington – 3.25 (6)
Save Percentage: Danielle Harrington – .500 (9)
OUR PLACE IN THE (NOR)PAC
Compared to other NorPac teams, UC Davis possesses the following team rankings (in parentheses):
Scoring Margin: -1.60 (6)
Scoring Average: 1.80 (5)
Shutouts: 1 (T-2)
Goals Against Average: 3.40 (5)
Shots: 55 (6)
Shots Per Game: 11.00 (6)
Goals Scored: 9 (5)
Goals Scored Per Game: 1.80 (5)
Goals Allowed: 17 (T-5)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 3.40 (5)
Assists: 9 (4)
Assists Per Game: 1.80 (3)
Saves: 17 (8)
Saves Per Game: 3.40 (8)
Penalty Corners: 25 (T-4)
Defensive Saves: 1 (T-3)
PACK YOUR BAGS
The Aggies’ six-day, four-game road trip is the second-longest block of action experienced by a NorPac team this season. Pacific will compete against four East Coast teams in as many days in its penultimate week of non-conference games prior to the start of NorPac action.
MAKING THE MOST OF A FIRST IMPRESSION
Redshirt freshman forward Danielle Koehne scored 10 minutes into the Aggies' non-conference match against Missouri State, on Aug. 30, 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, 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) in 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
The one game taking place, at Aggie Stadium, in the week following UC Davis’ current road trip is:
Oct. 6: vs. No. 8 Stanford – 6 p.m. (NorPac Home Opener)