— Prior to the start of Sunday's contest, the UC Davis field hockey program honored the careers of Kelley Kramer
, Lauren Mewes
, and Nica Taglieri
in a pre-game senior ceremony. Trailing 0-2 at halftime the Aggies put on a strong showing in the second half, drawing a pair of corners and taking four shots with junior goalkeeper Chelsea Bigelow
logging six saves to keep the Aggies within striking distance. But a third and final goal by the Golden Bears would prove too much to overcome resulting in a 3-0 win for California on Sunday afternoon at the Aggie Field Hockey Facility.
The Aggies fell to 6-9 on the season with an 0-3 league mark. The Golden Bears improved to 4-9 overall and secured their first conference win for an 1-2 record in America East play.
The Golden Bears were first to get on the board on Sunday afternoon, scoring their first and second goals of the afternoon at the 15th and 17th minute marks, respectively.
The Aggies found their stride in the second half, drawing their first two corners of the day and taking four shots with freshman forward Brooke Sanchez
forcing a save by California goalkeeper Danielle Mentink.
Fending off 12 corners and blocking 12 shots on the afternoon, the Aggies kept the Golden Bears' offense at arms length with 46 minutes of scoreless play. But a third and final goal for California would prove too much to overcome, resulting in a 3-0 victory for the Golden Bears.
The Aggies are set to face the Golden Bears again in their next match on Friday (Oct. 19) at Underhill Field at 6 p.m.
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