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Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Hosts UC Davis On April 15 In Key MPSF Stretch Drive Game


Stanford would draw closer to clinching a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament spot with a victory over UC Davis on Tuesday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in a 7 p.m. contest. The No. 13 Cardinal (10-2 overall, 4-1 MPSF) is coming off an impressive 15-7 victory over Oregon and has four games remaining in the regular season. Six of the MPSF’s teams qualify for the conference tournament and the Cardinal is on the verge of clinching a spot, but first must get past the Aggies (6-7, 1-5), a team that earned a stunning 15-14 overtime victory over the Cardinal last year in Davis. Week in Review: Lucy Dikeou scored four goals to lead Stanford to a 15-7 road victory over Oregon, which came into the game without a loss in MPSF play. Adrienne Anderson did a superb job of marking Oregon’s Shannon Propst, who came into the game as one of the nation’s leading scorers. Propst was limited to two goals, and one was on a free position after being fouled by a different player. Hannah Farr had six draw controls for Stanford, which improved to 6-0 on the road. Scoring Streak: Lucy Dikeou has scored 10 goals in her past three games. She has 11 in her previous eight games and she has scored at least a point in all 11 games that she has played. Dikeou’s streak:  four against Notre Dame, three against Denver, and four against Oregon. She did not play against Colorado. The MPSF Race: At 4-1, Stanford is tied with Oregon for second place behind Denver (7-0). To earn the No. 1 seed in the six-team MPSF tournament, Stanford would need to win its final four regular-season games and require Denver to lose its last two – against visiting Cal on Friday and at Oregon on April 25. While one more victory may earn Stanford a spot in the MPSF tournament, two would clinch it.  Tuesday’s Opponent, UC Davis: The Aggies (6-7, 1-5) are coming off an 8-4 loss at Oregon on Sunday. The loss was the fourth consecutive for UC Davis, which takes on Stanford in the middle of a three-game-in-six-day stretch. Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry is the team scoring leader with 34 goals, 12 assists, and 51 draw controls.  The Stanford-UC Davis Series: UC Davis broke a 19-game losing streak in the series when  the Aggies stunned Stanford last year, 15-14. Elizabeth Datino scored with 2.5 seconds left in overtime for the winner. It also was the first time UCD had ever beaten a team ranked in the IWLCA Top 20. Stanford has not lost at home to the Aggies since 1997 and holds a 23-4 overall series lead.

Stanford would draw closer to clinching a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament spot with a victory over UC Davis on Tuesday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in a 7 p.m. contest. The No. 13 Cardinal (10-2 overall, 4-1 MPSF) is coming off an impressive 15-7 victory over Oregon and has four games remaining in the regular season. Six of the MPSF’s teams qualify for the conference tournament and the Cardinal is on the verge of clinching a spot, but first must get past the Aggies (6-7, 1-5), a team that earned a stunning 15-14 overtime victory over the Cardinal last year in Davis.
Week in Review: Lucy Dikeou scored four goals to lead Stanford to a 15-7 road victory over Oregon, which came into the game without a loss in MPSF play. Adrienne Anderson did a superb job of marking Oregon’s Shannon Propst, who came into the game as one of the nation’s leading scorers. Propst was limited to two goals, and one was on a free position after being fouled by a different player. Hannah Farr had six draw controls for Stanford, which improved to 6-0 on the road.
Scoring Streak: Lucy Dikeou has scored 10 goals in her past three games. She has 11 in her previous eight games and she has scored at least a point in all 11 games that she has played. Dikeou’s streak: four against Notre Dame, three against Denver, and four against Oregon. She did not play against Colorado.
The MPSF Race: At 4-1, Stanford is tied with Oregon for second place behind Denver (7-0). To earn the No. 1 seed in the six-team MPSF tournament, Stanford would need to win its final four regular-season games and require Denver to lose its last two – against visiting Cal on Friday and at Oregon on April 25. While one more victory may earn Stanford a spot in the MPSF tournament, two would clinch it.
Tuesday’s Opponent, UC Davis: The Aggies (6-7, 1-5) are coming off an 8-4 loss at Oregon on Sunday. The loss was the fourth consecutive for UC Davis, which takes on Stanford in the middle of a three-game-in-six-day stretch. Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry is the team scoring leader with 34 goals, 12 assists, and 51 draw controls.
The Stanford-UC Davis Series: UC Davis broke a 19-game losing streak in the series when the Aggies stunned Stanford last year, 15-14. Elizabeth Datino scored with 2.5 seconds left in overtime for the winner. It also was the first time UCD had ever beaten a team ranked in the IWLCA Top 20. Stanford has not lost at home to the Aggies since 1997 and holds a 23-4 overall series lead.

Oregon Women’s Lacrosse Hosts #12 Stanford And UC Davis At Papé Field On April 11,13


 After a successful weekend sweep of their opponents in the Bay Area, the Oregon Ducks return home for a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches. Oregon will play host to the 12th-ranked Stanford Cardinal at 5 p.m. (PT) on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field in another Pac-12 Networks televised match. UO will then wrap up its short two-game homestand with UC Davis at 1 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, April 13. Heading into this weekend’s matchup, the Ducks are third in the conference behind Denver and USC who are both 5-0. The Ducks, Pioneers and Trojans are the only three teams unbeaten in MPSF play. Oregon is riding a three-game winning streak heading into Friday’s showdown with the Cardinal. In those three games, UO has outscored its opponents 45-19 and have outscored its opponents 53-17 in conference play. The Ducks have also enjoyed playing in the confines of Papé Field, outscoring their opponents 49-16. UO has netted 32 goals in the first half compared to its opponent’s five goals. However, the Ducks have only outscored their foes in the second half 17-11. FEDERIGHI NAMED DEFENSIVE POW After going 2-0 on the road against Cal and St. Mary’s, Caroline Federighi was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Defensive Player of the Week. Federighi joins Propst as the only other player to earn the honor for UO this season.  The Pleasanton, Calif., native posted a 6.66 goals against average during the two-game stretch, tallying seven saves in 99:03 minutes of action between the pipes and allowed just 11 saves. Federighi also helped herself on the defensive end, scooping up six groundballs (three each game) and caused a pair of turnovers against the Gaels. This is the second player of the week honor for Federighi. She earned her first accolade last season on April 22. THE CARDINAL RULE The Oregon Ducks will be back in the limelight on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field when they take on No. 12 Stanford in a Pac-12 Networks televised match at 5 p.m. (PT). The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 9-3, with Stanford winning the last meeting, 15-8, at Stanford. Stanford took down three ranked teams this season, all on the road. The Cardinal first defeated No. 11 Towson (8-7) in overtime, No. 14 Georgetown (11-10) in double overtime two days later and then took down No. 6 Notre Dame (11-10) later in the same month. The Cardinal were riding a six-match winning streak until they fell to unranked Denver in conference play last week, 13-12. Stanford however rebounded two days later with a 13-5 victory over Colorado at home. Stanford boasts a roster with six players with 14-plus goals on the season and is led by Hannah Farr who has netted 20 goals this season to go along with her 22 ground balls and 21 draw controls. Rachel Ozer is second on the team with 18 goals but leads the team in total points with 27 thanks to her nine assists. Lyndsey Munoz captains the Cardinal defense as the starting goalkeeper. The senior has tallied 55 saves on the year in 608:25 minutes of action, allowing 92 goals on the year with a 9.07 goals against average. SCOUTING THE AGGIES The Ducks are set to entertain the Aggies of UC Davis at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Papé Field to close out their two-game homestand before hitting the road. UC Davis comes into Sunday’s matchup with a 6-6 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play. The Aggies enjoyed a hot start to the season going 5-0 before dropping six of their last seven games, including an 0-4 record in conference play during that stretch. Elizabeth Landry leads UCD with 33 goals, 12 assist for 45 points and also leads the team with 49 draw controls. Melissa Kellan (22g, 4a) Carly Voris (20g, 1a, 27gb, 26dc, 13ct), Ellie Delich (15g, 6a, 15gb, 14dc) and Mary Doyle (10g, 2a, 27gb, 31dc, 17ct) rounds out the top five scorers for the Aggies. Kai Murphy has started 10-of-11 matches for UC Davis, accumulating 63 saves with an 8.55 goals against average and posts a 6-3 mark while playing 477:08 minutes in between the pipes. Jordan Maika has played in seven games for UCD, starting in two, allowing 45 goals in 229:27 of action while collecting 22 saves.

After a successful weekend sweep of their opponents in the Bay Area, the Oregon Ducks return home for a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches. Oregon will play host to the 12th-ranked Stanford Cardinal at 5 p.m. (PT) on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field in another Pac-12 Networks televised match. UO will then wrap up its short two-game homestand with UC Davis at 1 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, April 13.
Heading into this weekend’s matchup, the Ducks are third in the conference behind Denver and USC who are both 5-0. The Ducks, Pioneers and Trojans are the only three teams unbeaten in MPSF play.
Oregon is riding a three-game winning streak heading into Friday’s showdown with the Cardinal. In those three games, UO has outscored its opponents 45-19 and have outscored its opponents 53-17 in conference play.
The Ducks have also enjoyed playing in the confines of Papé Field, outscoring their opponents 49-16. UO has netted 32 goals in the first half compared to its opponent’s five goals. However, the Ducks have only outscored their foes in the second half 17-11.
FEDERIGHI NAMED DEFENSIVE POW
After going 2-0 on the road against Cal and St. Mary’s, Caroline Federighi was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Defensive Player of the Week. Federighi joins Propst as the only other player to earn the honor for UO this season.
The Pleasanton, Calif., native posted a 6.66 goals against average during the two-game stretch, tallying seven saves in 99:03 minutes of action between the pipes and allowed just 11 saves.
Federighi also helped herself on the defensive end, scooping up six groundballs (three each game) and caused a pair of turnovers against the Gaels.
This is the second player of the week honor for Federighi. She earned her first accolade last season on April 22.
THE CARDINAL RULE
The Oregon Ducks will be back in the limelight on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field when they take on No. 12 Stanford in a Pac-12 Networks televised match at 5 p.m. (PT). The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 9-3, with Stanford winning the last meeting, 15-8, at Stanford.
Stanford took down three ranked teams this season, all on the road. The Cardinal first defeated No. 11 Towson (8-7) in overtime, No. 14 Georgetown (11-10) in double overtime two days later and then took down No. 6 Notre Dame (11-10) later in the same month.
The Cardinal were riding a six-match winning streak until they fell to unranked Denver in conference play last week, 13-12. Stanford however rebounded two days later with a 13-5 victory over Colorado at home.
Stanford boasts a roster with six players with 14-plus goals on the season and is led by Hannah Farr who has netted 20 goals this season to go along with her 22 ground balls and 21 draw controls. Rachel Ozer is second on the team with 18 goals but leads the team in total points with 27 thanks to her nine assists.
Lyndsey Munoz captains the Cardinal defense as the starting goalkeeper. The senior has tallied 55 saves on the year in 608:25 minutes of action, allowing 92 goals on the year with a 9.07 goals against average.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
The Ducks are set to entertain the Aggies of UC Davis at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Papé Field to close out their two-game homestand before hitting the road. UC Davis comes into Sunday’s matchup with a 6-6 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play.
The Aggies enjoyed a hot start to the season going 5-0 before dropping six of their last seven games, including an 0-4 record in conference play during that stretch.
Elizabeth Landry leads UCD with 33 goals, 12 assist for 45 points and also leads the team with 49 draw controls. Melissa Kellan (22g, 4a) Carly Voris (20g, 1a, 27gb, 26dc, 13ct), Ellie Delich (15g, 6a, 15gb, 14dc) and Mary Doyle (10g, 2a, 27gb, 31dc, 17ct) rounds out the top five scorers for the Aggies.
Kai Murphy has started 10-of-11 matches for UC Davis, accumulating 63 saves with an 8.55 goals against average and posts a 6-3 mark while playing 477:08 minutes in between the pipes. Jordan Maika has played in seven games for UCD, starting in two, allowing 45 goals in 229:27 of action while collecting 22 saves.

UC Davis Women’s (6-3) Lacrosse Rolls To A 13-2 Road Victory Over Detroit On March 27


 Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry tallied five goals while freshman Melissa Kellan and Carly Voris each added hat tricks, helping UC Davis forge a 13-2 win over Detroit in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Titan Field Thursday afternoon.  The Aggies snap a three-game losing skid in improving to 6-3. The Titans slip to 1-8 overall.  Landry, who also had an assist and a game-high six draw controls, led her team's overall 13-for-23 shooting. Kellan shot a perfect 3-for-3 for the day while Voris added three caused turnovers to her three-goal output. Sophomore Ellie Delich accounted for the remaining two UC Davis scores. Junior Meghan Jordan and sophomore Courtney Neff each tallied two assists. Defensively, Voris' three steals matched that of senior Rachael Mack and junior Allie Lehner for the team lead.  Detroit suffered offensively with just 2-for-14 on shots. Sophomore Kylie Birney and senior Erin Campbell netted one apiece.  UC Davis never trailed in the contest, scoring five unanswered during the first 21:35 to seize control of the game. Landry assisted Kellan in the fourth minute for the game's first goal, Voris added a second just two minutes later, then Landry hit the first of her five scores in the seventh for the initial burst.   Annie Mendoza assisted Campbell to put the Titans on the board with 5:22 remaining in the first half, then her ensuing draw control set up Birney's eight-meter goal to cut the Aggie lead to 5-2 just 29 seconds later. However, that froze the Detroit side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, as the hosts shot 0-for-10 the rest of the way.  UC Davis won seven of the eight draws in the second half, pulling away from a 6-2 halftime lead en route to the victory. Neff assisted Voris and Kellan on goals within the first two minutes after the break. Landry had four of her goals in the second frame.  The two goals allowed stands as the lowest since April 23, 2010, when UC Davis took down Fresno State by a 17-1 final.

Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry tallied five goals while freshman Melissa Kellan and Carly Voris each added hat tricks, helping UC Davis forge a 13-2 win over Detroit in non-conference women’s lacrosse action at Titan Field Thursday afternoon.
The Aggies snap a three-game losing skid in improving to 6-3. The Titans slip to 1-8 overall.
Landry, who also had an assist and a game-high six draw controls, led her team’s overall 13-for-23 shooting. Kellan shot a perfect 3-for-3 for the day while Voris added three caused turnovers to her three-goal output. Sophomore Ellie Delich accounted for the remaining two UC Davis scores. Junior Meghan Jordan and sophomore Courtney Neff each tallied two assists. Defensively, Voris’ three steals matched that of senior Rachael Mack and junior Allie Lehner for the team lead.
Detroit suffered offensively with just 2-for-14 on shots. Sophomore Kylie Birney and senior Erin Campbell netted one apiece.
UC Davis never trailed in the contest, scoring five unanswered during the first 21:35 to seize control of the game. Landry assisted Kellan in the fourth minute for the game’s first goal, Voris added a second just two minutes later, then Landry hit the first of her five scores in the seventh for the initial burst.
Annie Mendoza assisted Campbell to put the Titans on the board with 5:22 remaining in the first half, then her ensuing draw control set up Birney’s eight-meter goal to cut the Aggie lead to 5-2 just 29 seconds later. However, that froze the Detroit side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, as the hosts shot 0-for-10 the rest of the way.
UC Davis won seven of the eight draws in the second half, pulling away from a 6-2 halftime lead en route to the victory. Neff assisted Voris and Kellan on goals within the first two minutes after the break. Landry had four of her goals in the second frame.
The two goals allowed stands as the lowest since April 23, 2010, when UC Davis took down Fresno State by a 17-1 final.

USC Women’s Lacrosse Opens MPSF Hosting UC Davis On March 14; Trojans Finish 6-Game Homestand Vs Columbia & Princeton March 17, 19


The Women of Troy (1-2) will open the back half of their six-game season-opening home stand against an undefeated UC Davis squad (5-0) at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, March 14, at McAlister Field. It is USC's first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) game of the season and a chance for the Trojans to capitalize on momentum gained from a 22-4 win over LIU Brooklyn last week. USC will also host a pair of Ivy League schools during next week's university spring break. On Monday, March 17, the Trojans take on Columbia (1-2, 0-2 Ivy) at noon PT at McAlister Field. Then on Wednesday, March 19, USC and Princeton (1-3, 0-1 Ivy) face off in a 1 p.m. bout. Last year, USC made the trip to Princeton, N.J., where it fell, 18-13, to the Tigers. The Trojans have never met the Columbia Lions.

The Women of Troy (1-2) will open the back half of their six-game season-opening home stand against an undefeated UC Davis squad (5-0) at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, March 14, at McAlister Field. It is USC’s first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) game of the season and a chance for the Trojans to capitalize on momentum gained from a 22-4 win over LIU Brooklyn last week.
USC will also host a pair of Ivy League schools during next week’s university spring break. On Monday, March 17, the Trojans take on Columbia (1-2, 0-2 Ivy) at noon PT at McAlister Field. Then on Wednesday, March 19, USC and Princeton (1-3, 0-1 Ivy) face off in a 1 p.m. bout. Last year, USC made the trip to Princeton, N.J., where it fell, 18-13, to the Tigers. The Trojans have never met the Columbia Lions.
Last season, the Trojans went 2-2 in home conference games but finished with a 5-3 mark in the MPSF to claim the final spot in the league tournament. One of USC’s three conference road victories was a 12-7 win over UC Davis on March 6, 2013. The Trojans had a couple of stars shine in their first meeting with the Aggies. Amanda Johansen had five goals and an assist for six points to go with six draw controls and a ground ball. Caroline de Lyra put up four goals to go with four assists for a game-high eight points while Courtney Tarleton had four ground balls and two caused turnovers. In goal, Liz Shaeffer recorded 11 saves to help the Trojans seal the win.
The Women of Troy still look to this sophomore foursome for leadership and production this season, but have the added luxury of a strong emerging freshman class. Through three games, Shaeffer has picked up 16 saves while Johansen has three goals and two assists with four ground balls and five draw controls. De Lyra has scored twice and dished out a pair of assists. Tarleton leads the team with six caused turnovers and is tied with several teammates with five ground balls.
A pair of dynamic scorers leads the USC offense. Sophomore attacker Caroline Cordrey shares team-high honors with nine goals and also has three draw controls. Freshman attacker Alex Moore also shares the team lead with nine goals to go with an assist, two ground balls, three draw controls, and the game-winning goal over LIU Brooklyn. In the center circle, freshman Michaela Michael leads the Trojans with six draw controls to go with two goals and an assist. In all, 15 different Trojans has scored a goal this season, in fact, anyone who has taken a shot for USC has found the back of the net at least once.

UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse Outlasts Siena 11-9 In Overtime On March 10 To Remain Undefeated At 4-0


Junior Elizabeth Landry scored four goals while sophomore Ellie Delich added another three to lift UC Davis to an 11-9 overtime win over Siena in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Monday evening. Both players scored in the extra frame to help the Aggies remain undefeated for the year.  UC Davis moves to 4-0 overall. The Saints slip to 1-4.  Landry scored one goal in the first half, two in the second, then her fourth on the opening possession of the overtime period. She also picked up a game-high six draw controls. Delich netted back-to-back midway through the first half then added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute. Freshman Melissa Kellan provided another two goals while Meghan Jordan and Morgan Sissler each netted one. Senior Carly Voris had an assist, three draw controls and five ground balls.  For Siena, sophomore Sarah Croutier shot 4-for-5 while Alyssa Treanor hit another two. Junior midfielder Julia Sirianni had a goal with a team-leading four draw controls.  The game ran in streaks for either team before settling into a 9-9 tie at the end of regulation. Croutier and Treanor sparked the Saints to a 2-0 lead in the first nine minutes before Delich's consecutive scores led a 3-0 Aggie comeback. Croutier responded with two goals amidst a run of four unanswered Siena goals to set the board at 6-3 through the 28th minute. However, Kellan's eight-meter goal in the 29th and Jordan's unassisted drive with five seconds left in the first period evened the tally at 6-6 at the break.   The ebb-and-flow pattern continued into the second as Landry's two goals extended UC Davis' scoring stretch to five unanswered, giving the Aggies an 8-6 lead through the 39th minute. Croutier's four goal halved the deficit to one at the 10:30 mark in the second, then turnovers by either side halted the scoring before Kellan's second-chance goal made it 9-7 in the 49th minute. UC Davis suffered a tough break minutes later when a goal came off the board in the 51st: Delich had found Voris cutting through the eight-meter area, and Voris converted the pass, but the shot was disqualified after a routine stick check. The lead remained at two, and Siena gained possession.  The Saints closed the gap to a 9-8 when Treanor converted an eight-meter chance in the 55th, then Sirianni equalized when she converted an Erin Mossop assist with less than four minutes remaining. UC Davis had three chances to take the game in regulation. Junior Sara Quero drew a charge when Croutier attempted a crease roll -- a play on which she had scored twice before -- with 2:40 remaining. The Aggies quickly transitioned to the offensive end, but Siena freshman goalie Samantha DePasquale came up with a big save on an ensuing eight-meter attempt.

Junior Elizabeth Landry scored four goals while sophomore Ellie Delich added another three to lift UC Davis to an 11-9 overtime win over Siena in non-conference women’s lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Monday evening. Both players scored in the extra frame to help the Aggies remain undefeated for the year.
UC Davis moves to 4-0 overall. The Saints slip to 1-4.
Landry scored one goal in the first half, two in the second, then her fourth on the opening possession of the overtime period. She also picked up a game-high six draw controls. Delich netted back-to-back midway through the first half then added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute. Freshman Melissa Kellan provided another two goals while Meghan Jordan and Morgan Sissler each netted one. Senior Carly Voris had an assist, three draw controls and five ground balls.
For Siena, sophomore Sarah Croutier shot 4-for-5 while Alyssa Treanor hit another two. Junior midfielder Julia Sirianni had a goal with a team-leading four draw controls.
The game ran in streaks for either team before settling into a 9-9 tie at the end of regulation. Croutier and Treanor sparked the Saints to a 2-0 lead in the first nine minutes before Delich’s consecutive scores led a 3-0 Aggie comeback. Croutier responded with two goals amidst a run of four unanswered Siena goals to set the board at 6-3 through the 28th minute. However, Kellan’s eight-meter goal in the 29th and Jordan’s unassisted drive with five seconds left in the first period evened the tally at 6-6 at the break.
The ebb-and-flow pattern continued into the second as Landry’s two goals extended UC Davis’ scoring stretch to five unanswered, giving the Aggies an 8-6 lead through the 39th minute. Croutier’s four goal halved the deficit to one at the 10:30 mark in the second, then turnovers by either side halted the scoring before Kellan’s second-chance goal made it 9-7 in the 49th minute. UC Davis suffered a tough break minutes later when a goal came off the board in the 51st: Delich had found Voris cutting through the eight-meter area, and Voris converted the pass, but the shot was disqualified after a routine stick check. The lead remained at two, and Siena gained possession.
The Saints closed the gap to a 9-8 when Treanor converted an eight-meter chance in the 55th, then Sirianni equalized when she converted an Erin Mossop assist with less than four minutes remaining. UC Davis had three chances to take the game in regulation. Junior Sara Quero drew a charge when Croutier attempted a crease roll — a play on which she had scored twice before — with 2:40 remaining. The Aggies quickly transitioned to the offensive end, but Siena freshman goalie Samantha DePasquale came up with a big save on an ensuing eight-meter attempt.

UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse (3-0) Stage Second-Half Comeback To Defeat Cal 8-7 On March 8


 Sophomore Mary Doyle scored on an eight-meter with 17 seconds remaining in regulation while junior Elizabeth Landry tallied a game-high four goals to lift UC Davis to an 8-7 comeback victory over California in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Saturday afternoon.  The Aggies, picking up their first win over the Golden Bears since 2010 and only their second in the past decade, remain unbeaten at 3-0.  Landry had three of her goals in UC Davis' 5-0 comeback run in the second half. Doyle scored two, both after the break. Freshman Melissa Kellan and junior Troy Cragen each tallied one. Cragen's goal, her first in almost exactly two years, equalized the game at 6-6 after what had been a 5-1 Cal lead in the first half. In all, UC Davis shot 6 of 8 on free positions.  Paige Gasparino netted two goals to lead six Golden Bear scorers. Lizz Lavie had two assists.  UC Davis surrendered four unanswered goals in the first half to spot its guest a 5-1 lead through the first 21 minutes. Landry cut the deficit to 5-2 with her eight-meter goal in the 30th minute. Neither team managed to alter the board until Lavie fed Gaby Christman for a goal in the 42nd, boosting the Cal lead to four.  The Aggies answered with a flurry of goals during a five-minute span. Landry and Doyle each connected on unassisted drives in the 46th minute, cutting the margin to 6-4. Landry struck again in the 49th with her eight-meter, than Cragen planted the game-tying goal in the 50th. Landry finally gave UC Davis its first lead with yet another free-position conversion with 7:26 remaining, but Burke won the ensuing draw and Gasparino promptly tied the game at 7-7.

Sophomore Mary Doyle scored on an eight-meter with 17 seconds remaining in regulation while junior Elizabeth Landry tallied a game-high four goals to lift UC Davis to an 8-7 comeback victory over California in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies, picking up their first win over the Golden Bears since 2010 and only their second in the past decade, remain unbeaten at 3-0.
Landry had three of her goals in UC Davis’ 5-0 comeback run in the second half. Doyle scored two, both after the break. Freshman Melissa Kellan and junior Troy Cragen each tallied one. Cragen’s goal, her first in almost exactly two years, equalized the game at 6-6 after what had been a 5-1 Cal lead in the first half. In all, UC Davis shot 6 of 8 on free positions.
Paige Gasparino netted two goals to lead six Golden Bear scorers. Lizz Lavie had two assists.
UC Davis surrendered four unanswered goals in the first half to spot its guest a 5-1 lead through the first 21 minutes. Landry cut the deficit to 5-2 with her eight-meter goal in the 30th minute. Neither team managed to alter the board until Lavie fed Gaby Christman for a goal in the 42nd, boosting the Cal lead to four.
The Aggies answered with a flurry of goals during a five-minute span. Landry and Doyle each connected on unassisted drives in the 46th minute, cutting the margin to 6-4. Landry struck again in the 49th with her eight-meter, than Cragen planted the game-tying goal in the 50th. Landry finally gave UC Davis its first lead with yet another free-position conversion with 7:26 remaining, but Burke won the ensuing draw and Gasparino promptly tied the game at 7-7.

UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse (2-0) Hosts Cal Berkeley On March 8 In MPSF Home Opener


 An unbeaten weekend on the opposite coast followed by a bye from competition prepares UC Davis women's lacrosse for its first homestand of the 2014 season, and an unusually busy stretch of games to finish out the university's winter quarter.  The Aggies play five games in a span of nine days, starting with Saturday's home opener against Cal. They follow with contests against Siena on Monday night and Robert Morris on Wednesday, followed by a weekend road trip to USC and San Diego State on March 14 and 16.  UC Davis' opening weekend, which featured a 9-8 victory over George Mason and a more convincing 12-6 win at Old Dominion, provided head coach Kate Henwood with areas of encouragement... and places for improvement. "I think it was a great first weekend for the 2014 season. Coming home 2-0 is exactly what our goal was," said Henwood. "We wanted to make a statement to ourselves and set the tone for the level of expectations. We weren't 100 percent satisfied with our play. We made a lot of mistakes, but we still won despite them. That's the difference between a great team and a mediocre team. The team never doubted for a second that we would win."  The brightest lights of that opening weekend were rewarded with a sweep of the MPSF weekly honors back on February 24. Freshman Melissa Kellan captured both Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week accolades, while junior goalkeeper Kai Murphy was chosen as Defensive Player of the Week. Kellan shot a combined 10-for-13 on the offensive end, while Murphy posted 31 saves with 12 goals against in the two contests.

An unbeaten weekend on the opposite coast followed by a bye from competition prepares UC Davis women’s lacrosse for its first homestand of the 2014 season, and an unusually busy stretch of games to finish out the university’s winter quarter.
The Aggies play five games in a span of nine days, starting with Saturday’s home opener against Cal. They follow with contests against Siena on Monday night and Robert Morris on Wednesday, followed by a weekend road trip to USC and San Diego State on March 14 and 16.
UC Davis’ opening weekend, which featured a 9-8 victory over George Mason and a more convincing 12-6 win at Old Dominion, provided head coach Kate Henwood with areas of encouragement… and places for improvement. “I think it was a great first weekend for the 2014 season. Coming home 2-0 is exactly what our goal was,” said Henwood. “We wanted to make a statement to ourselves and set the tone for the level of expectations. We weren’t 100 percent satisfied with our play. We made a lot of mistakes, but we still won despite them. That’s the difference between a great team and a mediocre team. The team never doubted for a second that we would win.”
The brightest lights of that opening weekend were rewarded with a sweep of the MPSF weekly honors back on February 24. Freshman Melissa Kellan captured both Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week accolades, while junior goalkeeper Kai Murphy was chosen as Defensive Player of the Week. Kellan shot a combined 10-for-13 on the offensive end, while Murphy posted 31 saves with 12 goals against in the two contests.