Sept. 13, 2009
CHENEY, Wash. - Rochelle VanBuskirk scored two goals and assisted on three more as the UC Davis women's soccer team continued its stretch of dominance in a 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington in a non-conference road game Sunday afternoon. Marisa Boge added two goals while Elise Winbrock and Katie Webb also scored goals for the Aggies. The contest marked the third straight time UC Davis has scored five or more goals, and the win vaults the Aggies to 4-0-1 on the year.
It didn't take long for the Aggies to take the lead as Boge connected on a feed from VanBuskirk in the 4th minute to make it 1-0. In the 16th minute, Winbrock scored her first goal of the year with assists by VanBuskirk and Webb to give UC Davis a 2-0 lead. The margin would get cut in half six minutes later when Brittany Sparks scored her fourth goal of the season to pull the Eagles within 2-1.
The Aggies would keep the one-goal lead into halftime before exploding for four goals in the second half. The decisive stretch was the first 10 minutes of the half as UC Davis scored three times. VanBuskirk started it in the 49th minute with her first goal of the game to put UC Davis up 3-1. Four minutes later, it was Boge's turn as the senior scored her second goal of the game and fifth of the year. VanBuskirk assisted on the goal, and the Aggies led 4-1.
Less than three minutes later, VanBuskirk scored her team-leading seventh goal, with an assist by Alex Gatti, and UC Davis had a 5-1 lead. The final goal of the game came off of a free kick by Webb with under five minutes remaining.
UC Davis enjoyed a 24-15 advantage in shots with VanBuskirk leding the team with seven. Boge and Lisa Kemp each added four shots. Sarah Peters improved to 4-0-1 in goal with four saves in just under 74 minutes of action.
The victory pushes the Aggies' winning streak to four. Through five games, UC Davis has scored 20 goals. That's already three more goals than all of last year. VanBuskirk and Boge, both seniors, have accounted for 12 of the team's 20 goals. VanBuskirk now leads the team with seven goals, four assists and 18 points.
UC Davis is back in action Friday night at San Jose State before returning home next Sunday to face Fresno State.