No. 12 UC Davis Battles No. 14 Indiana Friday

Senior Jessica Dunn needs just three assists to become UC Davis' all-time career leader. Tiffany Hodgens (2000-04) and Sofia Patronas (2006-09) share the current benchmark of 98.
(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)

Jan. 29, 2013

01.29.13 Weekly Release | Tickets | Stanford Invitational Central

Friday, Feb. 1 - INDIANA, 4 p.m.

at Stanford Invitational:
Saturday, Feb. 2 - vs. San Jose State, 9:40 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 - vs. Olympic Club (Exh.), 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 - at Stanford, 8 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 - Opponent TBA

Saturday, Jan. 26 - CAL STATE MONTEREY BAY (W, 12-7)

TO RECAP: No. 13 UC Davis (1-0) opened its season with a 12-7 win over Cal State Monterey Bay... Senior Carmen Eggert scored a game-high five goals while sophomore Keelia Houston added three goals and five assists... The Aggies finished a perfect 6-for-6 on exclusion opportunities... Head coach Jamey Wright distributed his minutes to 15 field players and three goalkeepers... True freshmen Courtney Weddle, Hailey Wright and Haley Cameron each made their UC Davis debuts... Cameron enjoyed a particularly strong start: five saves (three on Otter 6-on-5 chances) with just one goal allowed in the fourth quarter.

Jan. 30 Update: The Aggies moved up one spot to No. 12 in the national poll, announced each Wednesday.

MILESTONES: Senior Jessica Dunn netted two goals, lifting her total to 150... She needs just four to catch Katherine O'Rourke (2004-07) for third, 25 to reach Christi Raycraft (2005-08) for second... Tiffany Hodgens (2000-04) holds the UC Davis career scoring record of 355... Dunn also had an assist in Saturday's win, pushing her career total points to 246... She ranks behind only Raycraft (250) and Hodgens (453) in Aggie annals... Dunn needs 15 minutes to reach 2,000 for her career... Matching her career pace will put her somewhere between No. 2 O'Rourke (2,685) and No. 3 Raycraft (2,543)... Finally, Dunn moved into a tie for third in career assists with Ariel Feeney at 96... With three more, she breaks the record held jointly by Hodgens and Sofia Patronas (2006-09).



MORE MILESTONES: Eggert's five goals against the Otters brings her career total to 114, tying her for ninth in school history (with Anne Harter, 1999-2002)... Adding her two assists, she lifts her career points to 181... Eggert looks to become just the fifth player in school history to hit 200... Her 67 assists puts her eight shy of entering the all-time UC Davis top 10: Lindsay Kiyama (2006-09) and Nicole Lorrimer (2002-05) each finished with 75... Senior goalkeeper Riane Woods entered the 2013 season with 355 saves, putting her within reach of Amber Korner (410, 2004-07) and Molly Morris (431, 1997-99).

UP NEXT: UC Davis faces its first nationally ranked foe of the year in No. 14 Indiana... The Aggies hold a 3-2 edge in the all-time series against the Hoosiers but IU claimed last year's matchup with a 15-13 overtime clash... Indiana went 1-3 in its season-opening action at the Michigan Kick-Off... The lone win was a 10-7 victory over Colorado State... However, the three setbacks came in hard-fought battles with Top 10 foes: 12-10 to No. 9 San Jose State, 11-5 to No. 7 San Diego State and 8-4 to No. 3 UCLA... The Hoosiers led 3-1 early on against the Bruins, thanks to five first-half saves by freshman Jessica Gaudreault... Senior Jakie Köhli, who sat out all of 2012 due to a shoulder injury, scored seven goals for the weekend including four in the opener against SJSU... She is a two-time ACWPC honorable-mention All-American... Trivia note: the last IU player to earn higher than honorable mention was current UC Davis assistant coach Kandace Waldthaler, who made the All-America third team in 2005.

"The positives of the game are that we countered well and we got goals off of our counters. We went 6-for-6 on our 6-on-5s. That was another big positive. Those are the things we talked about before the season started. On our 6-on-5s, we have to get a good shot and score at least half the time. To go 6-for-6 on our extra-man offense was a big plus."

"The shortcomings of our game was that we got ejected 10 times, which is too much for that team. It's not like they have some big center, like an Annika Dries at Stanford, where you have to keep running defenders in there to take ejections. And a lot of them were away from the goal."

"Last week, the emphasis was defense but to be honest, it became how to attack [Monterey Bay's] two-goalie thing. Without a doubt, defense will be the thing we work on this week. We didn't emphasize our five-man defense enough. This week will be about shoring up the defense. Maybe we'll add an after-goal play just so we have a way to get into our offense. From an offensive standpoint, we know what we want to do. But defensively, we want to have a game plan in case this person gets into foul trouble or that person is not available for some reason."