Oct. 10, 2013
LAST WEEK'S RESULT
Oct. 6 vs. No. 6 Stanford: W, 3-2 (OT)
THIS WEEK’S ACTION
UC Davis Aggies (3-7, 1-1 NorPac)
No. 13 Stanford (8-3, 2-1 NorPac)
Friday, Oct. 11 – 6 p.m.
Varsity Field Hockey Turf (500) – Stanford, Calif.
California Golden Bears (3-7, 1-1 NorPac)
UC Davis Aggies
Aggie Stadium (10,849) – Davis, Calif.
In-game Twitter Updates
DAVIS, Calif. – Five days after earning the program's first win against its NorPac foe, UC Davis will seek a sweep over the Stanford Cardinal when the team travels to Palo Alto Friday night. The Aggies’ weekend will continue Sunday afternoon versus Cal, a game where UC Davis field hockey will Play4theCure in support of the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s fundraising and awareness campaign.
HELP UC DAVIS PLAY4THECURE SUNDAY AGAINST CAL
UC Davis field hockey will Play4theCure in Sunday's home game against Cal to help highlight the National Foundation for Cancer Research's (NFCR) fundraising and awareness campaign.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink on Sunday, Oct. 13, to support Aggie field hockey and the NFCR; pink t-shirts are available to purchase for $15 at the game.
Through recreational sports programs, middle schools, high schools and collegiate sporting events throughout the country, Play4theCure is dedicated to raising funds in support of cancer research, prevention education and early detection information to the public.
Founded in 2006 by Christine K. Reinprecht, a current board member of USA Field Hockey, Play4theCure was originally organized as an annual indoor field hockey tournament to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. In the following years, Play4theCure has since expanded to include many recreational sports programs, as well as middle school, high school and collegiate teams.
For additional information about the NFCR and its "Play4the Cure" campaign, visit http://www.nfcr.org/p4tc.
SCOUTING NO. 13 STANFORD
By defeating Stanford last Sunday in Davis, the Aggies will have their first-ever opportunity to earn a sweep over the Cardinal Friday evening. That game will also conclude a home-and-home series that also comprised UC Davis’ first league contests of the year.
Even though senior forward Hope Burke and freshman defender Fran Tew recorded Stanford’s goals, and sophomore goalkeeper Ducie Davies made seven saves, it was UC Davis’ sophomore midfielder Jamie Garcia that negated their efforts with one swing when she scored the game-winning goal. Burke and junior defender Kelsey Harbin each lead the Cardinal with five goals each, a collective one-third of Stanford’s total this season.
Dulcie has logged every minute in the cage this season for the Cardinal and will visit Varsity Turf with a 1.14 goals against average and 48 saves.
After hosting Yale Saturday afternoon, Cal will travel to Davis approximately 24 hours later to face the Aggies in its return to NorPac competition. On Sept. 27 and 29, the Golden Bears split a “home-and-home” series against Pacific on its home turf.
Due to construction of its new field hockey facility, all Pacific home games will take place at Maxwell Family field, on Cal’s campus.
Last week, the Golden Bears lost to Duke by a 1-0 score in double overtime, and North Carolina, 4-0, two days later during their ACC road swing.
Sunday’s meeting is the first of consecutive matchups involving Cal and UC Davis, the teams will return to Maxwell Family Field next Sunday to complete their season series.
Goalkeeper Courtney Hendrickson anchors Cal’s lineup; currently ranked No. 5 in the country with a .796 save percentage, the junior is also No. 11 with her 7.82 saves per game average. Throughout her team’s North Carolina trip, Hendrickson collected 30 saves, including a career-high 18 at No. 3 North Carolina, to earn NorPac West Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in 2013.
Junior forward Andrea Earle leads the team with four goals, 10 points and is responsible for two of her team’s game-winning goals. In addition to Earle, sophomore defender Clara Goni also recorded a team-high two game-winning goals for Cal this year.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
In its 2013 NorPac opener, UC Davis captured the first victory over Stanford since the program returned to action in 2009. By defeating the No. 6 Cardinal in overtime, 3-2, the Aggies also recorded their first win over a ranked opponent.
The loss was Stanford’s second against a NorPac team within the last four seasons.
THE DAMAGE WAS SWIFT AND SUDDEN
For the second time this season, Stanford allowed a season-high three goals in its loss against the Aggies. Only No. 5 Syracuse was able to find the back of the cage on as many occasions, against Stanford, in a single game.
Outside of those six combined goals, the Cardinal have allowed only seven goals combined to their other nine opponents.
NORPAC NAMES LEMMON, SINGH AS ITS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
On the heels of UC Davis’ 3-2, overtime victory against No. 6 Stanford in last Sunday’s conference opener, the NorPac recognized senior forward Cloey LemMon and freshman forward Agustina Singh Monday afternoon as its Offensive and Rookie Players of the Week.
Returning to Aggie Stadium for the first time since its season opener against Missouri State on Aug. 30, LemMon and Singh helped UC Davis capture its first win against Stanford, and a nationally ranked team, since the program returned to action in 2009.
Including her goal scored with just over five minutes remaining until halftime, the only offense generated by either team in last Sunday’s game, LemMon recorded the game-winning assist on the Aggies' lone overtime penalty corner. She also led all players with five shots, more that one-third of the Aggies’ total (14), and three shots on goal.
In her first NorPac contest, Singh once again earned the starting nod from interim head coach Austin Pile, and was as a key contributor on both ends of the field to help her team record an upset over last week's sixth-ranked squad.
In addition to blocking shots and frustrating Cardinal forwards on one end, Singh led many Aggie counterattacks and organized numerous scoring opportunities when UC Davis was possessed this ball.
This is the third time in as many seasons that LemMon was received offensive recognition from the NorPac, Monday’s announcement is the first time that Singh has been honored by the conference.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Sunday’s NorPac opener against then-No. 6 Stanford was just the second true home game for UC Davis this year following a 4-0, season-opening triumph that took place on Aug. 30, against Missouri State. Since that game, the Aggies were the designated home team for two neutral-site games held at Cal, then hit the road for six straight.
UC Davis and Appalachian State are the two NorPac teams that have hosted the fewest home games prior to league action; each also have the fewest number of home games this season with four.
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN?
Competing against Vermont, in a torrid downpour, for all but a handful of minutes in a neutral-site contest at Ball State on Sept. 29, UC Davis scored four goals in its victory against the Catamounts. Of the four, all were earned by different Aggies. Danielle Koehne, Jamie Garcia, Sophia Lisaius and Kayla Wigney all scored in a game that capped a six-game road trip, and a portion of UC Davis’ schedule that included four games within a six-day timespan.
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 set of games in a UC Davis uniform. Tied for No. 4 in the NorPac alongside four others, Koehne is the lone first-year player in the top 5.
SHARING MEANS CARING
Tied for No. 3 in the NorPac alongside four others with four assists, Jamie Garcia is also tied for No. 3 in the league with a 0.40 assists per game average. Joining Garcia this week are Hannah Drawbridge and Megan Reardon; the pair is tied for No. 8 with three assists apiece.
Of the 16 players in the NorPac’s top 10, UC Davis and Liberty each occupy three positions.
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. The Aggies faced another ranked team in Stanford, one of its conference counterparts, on Oct. 6 in a matchup that saw UC Davis upset the Cardinal, 3-2, in overtime.
TOP 10 TOTALS
Entering this week's action, a number of Aggies possess top 10 NorPac rankings (in parentheses) :
Shots: Agustina Singh – 27 (8)
Shots Per Game: Agustina Singh – 2.70 (7); Jamie Garcia – 2.50 (8); Cloey LemMon – 2.30 (10)
Points: Cloey LemMon – 11 (T-8)
Points Per Game: Cloey LemMon – 1.10 (T-6); Danielle Koehne, Jamie Garcia – 1.00 (T-9)
Goals: Danielle Koehne – 5 (T-4); Cloey LemMon – 4 (T-9)
Goals Per Game: Danielle Koehne – 0.50 (T-4); Cloey LemMon – 0.40 (T-9)
Assists: Jamie Garcia – 4 (T-3); Hannah Drawbridge, Cloey LemMon, Megan Reardon – 3 (T-8)
Assists Per Game: Jamie Garcia – 0.40 (T-3); Hannah Drawbridge, Cloey LemMon, Megan Reardon – 0.30 (T-8)
Game-Winning Goals: Danielle Koehne – 2 (T-2)
Defensive Saves: Jennifer Allen – 1 (9)
Saves: Danielle Herrington – 42 (T-8)
Saves Per Game: Danielle Herrington – 4.20 (T-8)
Shutouts: Danielle Herrington – 1 (T-3)
Goals Against Average: Danielle Herrington – 2.82 (6)
Save Percentage: Danielle Herrington – .627 (8)
OUR PLACE IN THE (NOR)PAC
Compared to other NorPac teams, UC Davis possesses the following team rankings (in parentheses):
Scoring Margin: -0.88 (5)
Scoring Average: 1.96 (4)
Shutouts: 1 (T-4)
Goals Against Average: 2.84 (5)
Shots: 134 (5)
Shots Per Game: 13.40 (4)
Goals Scored: 20 (4)
Goals Scored Per Game: 2.00 (4)
Goals Allowed: 29 (4)
Goals Allowed Per Game: 2.90 (5)
Assists: 17 (T-2)
Assists Per Game: 1.70 (2)
Saves: 49 (T-7)
Saves Per Game: 4.90 (7)
Penalty Corners: 53 (5)
Defensive Saves: 1 (T-6)
PACK YOUR BAGS
The Aggies’ six-day, four-game road trip prior to the start of league competition 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 before facing Stanford, on the road, in its conference opener.
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, against Missouri State, 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
UC Davis’ brief block of home action against Stanford and Cal precedes a four-game road trip that begins next week with back-to-back trips to Berkeley:
Friday, Oct. 18: vs. Pacific (at Cal) – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20: at Cal – 1 p.m.