April 4, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - Elizabeth Landry led all UC Davis players with three goals in Friday's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest at Aggie Stadium - a game that saw the visiting Colorado Buffaloes pull away in the second half to record a 14-5 win.
UC Davis will enter Sunday's game with a 6-5 overall and 1-3 MPSF record; Colorado improved to 6-5 and 3-1 with the result.
After Colorado scored the first two goals of the game, attacker Ellie Delich earned the first Aggie goal nearly 10 minutes into the first half by beating Colorado goalkeeper Paige Soenksen.
Delich's 14th goal of the season was recorded on one of her four shots taken; of those attempts, three were on goal.
Responsible for the final four goals scored in the first half, Colorado struck against in the second half when Johnna Fusco opened action by recording back-to-back goals. In doing so, she pushed the Buffaloes' four-goal halftime lead to six.
Fusco led all CU players in scoring with five goals, on a team-high 13 shots and 10 shots on goal.
Just over one minute later, UC Davis attacker Lauren Nardi helped jump-start an Aggie comeback when she scored her her first goal of the season on a free position shot.
Even though Colorado won the draw control when play resumed, UC Davis regained possession after goalkeeper Kai Murphy stopped Fusco at point-blank distance to record one of her 10 saves on the day.
After successfully earning another clear, Landry raced towards the net and fired one of her team-high eight shots past Soenksen to pull her team within four with 18:50 still left in the contest.
By scoring six of the next seven goals, Colorado was able to create too large a lead for the Aggies to overcome even though Landry was able to net her 31st and 32nd goals of the year as the game progressed.
UC Davis will return to Aggie Stadium on Sunday to host the Denver Pioneers in a MPSF matchup slated to start at 1 p.m.