Sept. 10, 2009
MISSOULA, Mont. - In another dominating effort on the road, the UC Davis women's soccer team upped its winning streak to three games with a 5-1 win over Montana in a non-conference game Thursday at South Campus Stadium. Rochelle VanBuskirk scored two goals while Britnee Warmerdam, Anna Quigley and Lisa Kemp added a goal each to help the Aggies improve to 3-0-1 on the year.
The Aggies outshot the Grizzlies in the first half, 7-2, and finally broke through in the 30th minute when Warmerdam scored on a header initiated by a corner kick by Aisha Lott. Just 32 seconds later, VanBuskirk connected for her first goal of the day to make it 2-0. Marisa Boge picked up the assist as VanBuskirk beat the keeper. The Aggies would take the two-goal cushion into halftime.
Once the second half started, it didn't take long for UC Davis to build its lead. In fact, only eight seconds in, Quigley scored her first goal of the season on an assist from Lisa Kemp to give the Aggies a 3-0 lead.
The Grizzlies scored in the 67th minute to pull within 3-1, but the Aggies pushed the margin back to three when Kemp scored in the 75th minute. VanBuskirk capped off the scoring in the 85th minute with her team-leading fifth goal, after another assist from Boge, to give UC Davis a 5-1 lead.
For the game, UC Davis outshot Montana 16-7. Boge fired five shots while VanBuskirk finished with four. Sarah Peters played just over 85 minutes in goal and finished with six saves and one goal allowed.
The Aggies entered the game as the only unbeaten team in the Big West Conference and tops in goals per game. Over the past two games, the team has scored 10 goals. Thursday's win comes six days after the Aggies won 5-0 at Cal State Bakersfield.
UC Davis concludes its road trip Sunday when it faces Eastern Washington in Cheney, Wash.