Cal clips UC Davis, 11-9, in 2018 lax opener

Feb. 9, 2018

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - Junior midfielder Taylor Cuenin scored five goals while sophomore attacker Amanda Outcalt added four more, but UC Davis was unable to rally back from a second-half dry spell, falling to California by an 11-9 final in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Friday night.

The Aggies open the year at 0-1. The Golden Bears move to 1-0 for the season.

Cuenin and Outcalt accounted for all of the UC Davis goals, with sophomore Kate Graham and senior Kate Fellner supplying assists. Junior goalkeeper Grace Richards tallied 12 saves with a ground ball. Sophomore Sorana Larson added five draw controls. Freshmen Mar Alvear and Ally Deremer each led the Aggies with three ground balls.

Cal junior attacker Caroline Corzel notched two goals and two assists for four total points, while Eliza Christman and Kirsten Swanson each matched Corzel's goals total.

The game featured six straight ties, with Cuenin's unassisted strike in the 34th minute equalizing at 6-6. However, UC Davis failed to score for the next 20 minutes, while Cal exploded for five unanswered. Swanson had two goals in that stretch, and Nikki Zaccaro had two assists, helping the Bears take an 11-6 advantage.

Outcalt netted two goals in a 3-0 Aggie finish, but her team's play was marred by five turnovers during the same span. Overall, UC Davis suffered from 22 miscues to Cal's 14. The Bears were also more efficient in transition, clearing successfully on 19 of 21 opportunities. The Aggies finished at a solid 17-for-23 in that department, but often turned over possession after reaching their attacking third.

UC Davis hits the road for a game at Oregon on February 16 before returning home for three straight contests at Aggie Stadium.

ABOUT UC DAVIS: Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.

DON'T MISS OUT!: Season and single-game tickets for all UC Davis winter sports are now on sale by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (530) 752-AGS1 or by visiting us online at

SAAC COIN DRIVE: Support the UC Davis Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Yolo County SPCA during the month of February as the Aggies hold their 11th annual coin drive at all home events. For the fourth year in a row, Big West Conference institutions will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to their designated charities, with the top three fundraising SAAC's receiving a cash prize toward their SAAC budget. Over the last 10 years, conference members have combined to raise nearly $197,000.