Oct. 20, 2011
DAVIS, Calif. The UC Davis women's field hockey team will continue NorPac Conference action this weekend with games against two ranked teams, including Sunday's home finale versus No. 14 Cal during Senior Day at Aggie Stadium.
The Aggies will open the weekend on Friday night with a rematch at No. 9 Stanford which posted a 3-1 win on Sept. 25. The game, which will be played on the same field that will host the NorPac Tournament in two weeks, starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday's game against the Golden Bears, which beat UC Davis 3-1 in Berkeley last week, starts at 11 a.m. and will feature pregame recognition of the Aggies' two oustanding seniors, Sarah Schneider and Kristen Lopez.
UC Davis is ending the regular season with four straight NorPac games including Oct. 29 at Pacific. The Aggies are 3-9 overall, 1-2 in the league and continue to be listed among other teams receiving votes in the Kookaburra/NFHCA top 20 poll.
The Aggies and Cardinal played a competitive game in their first matchup this season. Goals in the first 10 minutes by Hope Burke and Emily Henrickson staked Stanford to an early 2-0 lead but Cloey LemMon cut that in half just before intermission with her score. The game remained tight until Katie Mitchell gave the Cardinal some breathing room with her goal in the 60th minute.
Statistically, it was close game. The Cardinal had just four more shots (21-17) while both goalies - Ale Moss for Stanford and Lauren Sawvelle for UC Davis - each had seven saves.
Becky Dru has 12 goals and 28 points for Stanford this season while Burke has six goals. Moss has 45 saves.
Cal also scored the first two goals of the game in its win over the visiting Aggies last Friday as Erin Magill and Andrea Earle found the back of the cage. However, Emily Mecke made it a 2-1 game in the 65th minute with her score before Lara Kruggel provided the final margin with her score in the final seconds.
Earle has provided much of the offense for the Bears, scoring 14 goals and tallying 33 points. Rachelle Comeau has eight goals and 22 points while Kruggel's seven goals have helped her score 21 points.
LemMon's 10 points are tops for UC Davis, all of them coming on goals while Lopez has nine points, seven of them scored off assists. Mecke also has nine points with her four goals second-best on the team.
Sawvelle and Conley Craven have split time in goal with Craven posting 34 saves and Sawvelle totaling 31.