UCD roundup: Antunovic’s fifth goal finishes off Air Force in the pool

Sasa Antunovic — a freshman from Croatia — scored a career-high five goals, including the game-winner just 41 seconds into the sudden-victory period, to lead the 10th-ranked UC Davis men to an 11-10 victory over No. 13 Air Force in a Western Water Polo Association at Cadet Natatorium on Saturday. Freshman Ido Goldschmidt added three goals and senior […]

Blue Devils run out of gas at Jesuit

SACRAMENTO — For the Davis High football team and its fans, Saturday’s Delta League game at Jesuit was a bit like déjà vu. The Blue Devils played the Marauders tight for the entire first half, before running out of steam after intermission and eventually falling, 42-26. It was an eerily similar game pattern to that of […]

It’s ‘Charlie Mike’ for the injury-plagued UCD football team

‘Charlie Mike!’ It’s a rallying cry. Before the football season ever started, UC Davis players and members of the school’s ROTC program bonded. The militarily focused students brought the football players out to Toomey Field just after 5 a.m. one Sunday morning. It was a mini-boot camp. A chance for the camouflaged and the Blue-and-Gold […]

Second-half turnovers do in Aggies after strong start

Two second-half interceptions cost UC Davis dearly as the local footballers fell to visiting Montana, 27-13, to remain winless in five games this season. The 13th-ranked Grizzlies twice picked off Aggie quarterback Ben Scott, turning a close contest into one that, for the final 30 minutes, stayed just out of the reach of UCD. The […]

Sports briefs: DHS field hockey squad gets to 7-0 in EAL play

The Davis High field hockey team finished off an impressive undefeated run through the first half of Eastern Athletic League play by defeating Lassen on Monday and Pleasant Valley on Thursday by a combined score of 16-0. In the road win over Lassen, senior Sarina Buchanan led the Blue Devils (9-1-1, 7-0) with a hat trick, while […]

Khoo’s journey centers around sound body

Talk with Andrea Khoo. At first, you’re drawn to her exotic good looks. But the focus quickly centers on her charm and confident demeanor. A little deeper into the conversation, and you get her to admit that growing up, she considered herself a nerd. “I hated P.E. as a kid,” the 30-something Davis woman tells […]

Dodgers edge Giants, 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brett Anderson gave up four hits in 7 2/3 innings as the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their road schedule with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Anderson (10-9) retired 14 straight batters at one stretch. Tim Hudson (8-9) allowed three runs and three hits in […]

DHS girls blow Lodi out of the pool

After a first quarter during which the Davis High girls water polo team took just one more shot than visiting Lodi, it was impossible to tell which side would prevail Wednesday evening at Arroyo Pool. But then the Blue Devils pulled away, making no mistake with an 11-1 victory. The rout came despite DHS out-shooting the Flames just […]

Fitness helps Devils to a boys water polo victory

After trailing for much of the first 21 minutes, then entering the fourth quarter tied up with a strong Lodi squad, the Davis High boys water polo team turned the match on its head, comprehensively outplaying the Flames in the final period for an eventual 12-9 victory. The Blue Devils (10-1) scored four goals in the […]

Sports briefs: Aggie men opener kick off league play with win

Freshman Roy Boateng scored just before the end of the first half, and sophomore Kyle Higgins added his first goal of the year early in the second period, lifting the UC Davis men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over UC Riverside on Thursday at UCR Soccer Stadium It was the Big West Conference opener for […]

Hughes is the hero of Aggie women’s soccer win

Freshman goalie Alexis Smith set a new single-season shutout record, and senior forward Haley Hughes made sure it came in a victory, scoring the only goal of the UC Davis women’s soccer team’s Big West Conference opener against Cal Poly on Thursday at Aggie Soccer Field. UCD (8-3-1, 1-0) recorded its third straight win, defeating the […]

UCD pushes athletic director search to spring

Since former AD Terry Tumey left UC Davis last spring, speculation has run the spectrum as to what happens next in finding a new athletic director. At first, Chancellor Linda Katehi announced that UCD would have its person in place “sometime in late summer, early fall” of this year. However, former Cal No. 2 athletic […]

Injuries hammer Aggies again as Montana looms

Sporting a secondary that has had as many players in the operating room as on the field these past two weeks, UC Davis will try to rise from an 0-4 start to throw its helmet back in the Big Sky Conference football race. It’s not too late, but the Aggies will have to flip the […]

Dunning: Cal gets another win before schedule gets tougher

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over WASHINGTON STATE … let’s be clear here, Golden Bear fans. Once Cal disposes of woeful Wazzu, the schedule stiffens considerably. But if Cal can get to 5-0 this weekend, they’ll be just one win shy of bowl eligibility, which is a far cry from where they were […]