March 1, 2017
DAVIS, Calif. -
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cuenin scored a career-high five goals while fellow second-year attacker Shannon Cross added a personal best of four as UC Davis rolled to a 17-5 win over Presbyterian in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
The Aggies improve to 2-3 for the year. The Blue Hose remain winless at 0-4.
Cuenin, who finished her hat trick by the 12th minute of the contest, also led UC Davis with four caused turnovers and ground balls. Cross also had two assists for six total points. Kelsey DeJesus
, Shannon Geary
and Sorana Larson
added two goals while freshmen Amanda Outcalt
and Kate Graham
each chipped in one. Outcalt also had a team-best of three assists, with Cross, DeJesus and Geary contributing two apiece.
The Aggies never trailed in the contest, scoring eight unanswered in the first 14 minutes to start the contest. Cuenin had three goals in that span, while Outcalt and Geary each fed two assists. Presbyterian managed a pair of eight-meter goals to get on the board, only to have Cuenin, Cross and DeJesus to net three goals in the span of 77 seconds. UC Davis led, 12-2, at the halftime break.
The Blue Hose answered UC Davis goal-for-goal early in the second, but the Aggies maintained at least a 10-goal margin the rest of the way. Larson made it 15-4 on an 'accidental goal' in the 51st minute. DeJesus passed it to the freshman, whose stick made glancing contact with the ball. However, the errant ball rolled untouched through the crease and into the PC net.
Larson and DeJesus each had five draw controls, leading the Aggies to a commanding 18-6 margin in that category. UC Davis also had a sizable edge in ground balls at 29-17, with Cuenin's five and Kate Fellner's
four leading the way. Lauren Ali
handled goalkeeping chores for the first 42 minutes, notching three saves and a ground ball. Grace Richards
, the converted attacker, came in for the last 18 and posted a pair of stops.
UC Davis continues its four-game homestand against Coastal Carolina on Monday for a 2 p.m. game.
|UC Davis (2-3)
- PC: Jess Goergen 1, Lauren Schaaf 1, Kathleen Gerrits 1, Alexandra Cole 1, Natalie Barnett 1. UC DAVIS: Taylor Cuenin
5, Shannon Cross
4, Kelsey DeJesus
2, Shannon Geary
2, Sorana Larson
2, Amanda Outcalt
1, Kate Graham
- PC: Cassie Watters 1. UC DAVIS: Amanda Outcalt
3, Shanonn Cross 2, Kelsey DeJesus
2, Shannon Geary
2, Maddie Myers
- PC: Kayla Koch 2 (30:00), Sophia Cuzzupe 2 (23:19), Lee-Ann Salim 1 (6:41). UC DAVIS: Lauren Ali
3 (41:44), Grace Richards