DAVIS, Calif. - Sophomore attacker Sorana Larson scored a hat trick, goalkeeper Grace Richards logged nine saves, and four other Aggies chipped in two goals apiece, helping UC Davis assemble a 13-6 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Aggie Stadium Sunday afternoon.The Aggies pick up their first victory of the year, moving to 1-2 overall. The Athenas open the season at 0-1. Larson enjoyed a strong overall game, adding an assist, three ground balls and a game-high six draw controls to her scoring output. Senior Kelsey DeJesus, junior Taylor Cuenin and sophomores Amanda Outcalt and Kate Graham each netted two goals, while senior midfielder Kate Fellner tallied four assists. Cuenin also performed well in the "hustle stats," supplementing her office with a team-best three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Defenders Ally Deremer and Natalie Garces scooped up six and five ground balls in the Aggie backfield. Richards saved nine shots against six goals in her 47:20 of play, then gave way to the collegiate debut of freshman Taylor Mathieson, who made two stops in 12:40 of shutout work in the crease. Sophomore Maddie Myers contributed a goal and an assist for two total points, while freshman Anna Hofgard accounted for the 13th Aggie score. For CMS, freshman Sally Abel matched Larson's total of three goals while senior middie Evan Murphy led all players with six steals and eight ground balls. In fact, the overall ground ball totals were high for both teams -- 31 for UC Davis, 28 for CMS -- in part because the contest saw 53 combined turnovers. The Aggies never trailed in the contest, as Cuenin opened the game on an unassisted score. Fellner assisted Myers and Larson on back-to-back scores during a 4-0 run that put UC Davis up by a 5-1 margin through the 12th minute. The Aggies led 7-4 at halftime, then extended that advantage to 10-4 thanks to consecutive Outcalt goals to open the second period. The win marks UC Davis' first under new head coach Suzanne Isidor. It also begins a three-game homestand that includes contests against Harvard (Feb. 25) and Robert Morris (Mar. 8).
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