April 11, 2014
Sophomore Hailey Wright scored her first hat trick, sophomore goalkeeper Haley Cameron posted nine second-half saves, and centers Hannah Curran and Allyson Hansen each netted three goals, highlighting UC Davis' 13-4 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay in a neutral-site contest at Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex Friday evening.
The 16th-ranked Aggies snap a five-game losing skid to improve to 12-15 overall. The Otters fall to 9-15 for the year.
Wright, a reserve defender, scored on a counterattack for her team's lone tally in the second quarter, then added a power-play goal and a natural goal in the third for her career-high offensive output. Curran and Hansen each had two goals in the first quarter and another in the third. Another center, freshman Carla Tocchini, buried two goals as part of the Aggies' six-goal onslaught in the third frame.
UC Davis stormed to a 5-2 lead through the first quarter, maintained that margin with a 6-3 edge at halftime, then extended to a 12-3 advantage through three quarters. Junior Jillian Wilding started the contest in front of the Aggie cage, totaling five saves and four steals. She gave way to Cameron at halftime, who responded with nine stop with only one goal against.
Juniors Ashton Palmer and Nicole Koorndyk each had two goals for CSUMB.
Junior defender Elsie Fullerton and junior attacker Keelia Houston each scored to round out the Aggie goals total. Houston also had three assists, a steal and a field block; plus she drew a five-meter foul in the final seconds of the fourth. She hit the penalty shot to bring the UC Davis total to 13.
The Aggies remain in the Aloha State to face the host Rainbow Wahine in Big West Conference action on Saturday. Game time is 6 p.m. local, 9 p.m. Pacific.
|CS Monterey Bay (9-15)
|#16 UC Davis (12-15)
GOALS - CSUMB: Nicole Koorndyk 2, Ashton Palmer 2. UC Davis: Hannah Curran 3, Allyson Hansen 3, Hailey Wright 3, Carla Tocchini 2, Elsie Fullerton 1, Keelia Houston 1.
GOALIE SAVES - CSUMB: Amanda Jennings 10 (32:00). UC Davis: Jillian Wilding 5 (16:00), Haley Cameron 9 (16:00).