FRESNO, Calif. - Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cuenin scored four goals while junior middie Kate Fellner added three goals and two assists, helping UC Davis employ a run of 10 straight goals toward a 16-7 win over Fresno State in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse action Saturday evening.
The Aggies improve to 6-7 overall and even their conference record to 2-2. The Bulldogs slip to 8-5 for the year and 1-4 in MPSF play.
Junior Kelsey DeJesus, sophomore Shannon Cross and freshmen Amanda Outcalt and Kate Graham each added two goals for UC Davis. Cuenin, who ranks second nationally in the category, amassed a total of six caused turnovers. Junior attacker Shannon Geary also tallied seven draw controls, helping the Aggies dominate the center-circle action by a 17-8 margin.
Freshman Tiffiny Wallace scored three goals to lead Fresno State.
After surrendering the game's first goal, an eight-meter conversion by Wallace, UC Davis stormed to four straight goals in the span of about two minutes. Cuenin led the charge, followed by Outcalt, Fellner and DeJesus. However, that gave way to a 4-0 run by the Bulldogs, putting the host back on top by a 5-4 edge.
DeJesus buried her second goal to even the score at 5-5, then Fellner won the next draw and took it straight to the cage to boost UC Davis to a 6-5 advantage at halftime.
The Aggies continued to roll out of the gates in the second quarter, with sophomore Shannon Cross scoring back-to-back within a span of 45 seconds, extending the lead to 8-5. This continued what resulted in a run of 10 straight goals and a 14-5 margin by the 48th minute, including eight in the second half. Graham, who assisted on the two Cross goals, added two scores of her own in that run.
In addition to the draws, UC Davis dominated other aspects of the game, including shooting (37-14) and turnovers (12-20), while successfully clearing its transitions at a 17-for-18 success rate.
The Aggies continue MPSF play with a road game at California on Friday, the return home to take on Oregon on Sunday afternoon.
|UC Davis (6-7, 2-2)||6||10||-||16|
|Fresno State (8-5, 1-4)||5||2||-||7|
GOALS - UC DAVIS: Taylor Cuenin 4, Kate Fellner 3, Kelsey DeJesus 2, Shannon Cross 2, Kate Graham 2, Amanda Outcalt 2, Melissa Kellan 1. FSU: Tiffiny Wallace 3, Caroline Dineen-Carlson 2, Sarah Bloise 1, Jordan Pandolfo 1.
ASSISTS - UC DAVIS: Kate Fellner 2, Kate Graham 2. FSU: Sarah Bloise 2, Marina Mayo 1.
GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Lauren Ali 1 (25:21), Grace Richards 3 (34:39). FSU: Natalie Chaffin 14 (60:00).