Legacy finally falters in Open Cup bid

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeking to become what would have likely been the first team from Davis to qualify for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the Davis Legacy fell, 4-3, in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of its NorCal Adult Premier League rival, San Francisco City FC, on Sunday. The Legacy, a fourth-division club, earlier […]

Doherty’s birthday performance, Johnson’s hustle leads UCD win

Birthday girl Alyson Doherty blew out the Air Force candles, allowing her UC Davis teammates to each get a piece of the 66-40 victory cake Monday at The Pavilion. Scoring 18 points on her 21st birthday, Doherty was again the catalyst as the Aggie women’s basketball team ran its modest win streak to two in dominating […]

Hornets outlast Kings in overtime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets in prime position for a big win when he made a driving one-handed scoop layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation. “Yeah, I thought it was over,” Walker said with a smile. Instead, Sacramento scored on an alley-oop inbounds play, forcing Walker and the Hornets to […]

In the Clubhouse: It’s time to fly over to Wild Wings

You know those challenging, changeable nine holes out at Wild Wings Golf Club in Woodland? It is one of those surprise packages that area golfers still haven’t completely discovered. At 3,157 yards from the championship tees, this 10-year-old layout is one of the longest nine-hole courses in California. But part of the beauty of Wild Wings […]

Big Sky sends three to FCS postseason

Big Sky Conference champion Southern Utah (8-3, 7-1) hosts Sam Houston State in the first round of the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoffs this weekend. The 17th-ranked Thunderbirds join No. 5 Portland State and No. 16 Montana in the field, meaning that for the 30th time in the past 32 seasons, the Big Sky will see at least […]

Sports briefs: LaFranchise, Laughlin lead Aggies in the pool

Competing on the platform for the first time this season, UC Davis senior Lucy Lafranchise scored a 181.45 to finish 11th overall and pace the Aggie diving team on the final day of the 2015 Wildcat Invitational at the Hillenbrand Aquatics Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday. A three-time NCAA Zone E qualifier who was […]

UCD men come up just short of WWPA title

COLORADO SPRINGS —  It was a defensive battle when the ninth-ranked UC Davis men and No. 16 UC San Diego matched up in the Western Water Polo Association Championship game on Sunday at Cadet Natatorium on campus at the Air Force Academy. Both goalkeepers excelled, with Aggie sophomore Spencer Creed posting 11 saves. But Triton […]

Sports briefs: Two tennis standouts sign with UCD

Three UC Davis teams announced their fall recruiting classes last week, including the Aggie women’s tennis squad, which saw Kristina Breisacher and Nikita Pradeep sign National Letters of Intent. Breisacher, from Santa Margarita Catholic High in Mission Viejo, is a TennisRecruiting.net four-star recruit who is ranked 106th in the nation. Pradeep has never lost a singles match while playing […]

UCD volleyball squad takes marathon match

IRVINE — Senior outside hitter Kaylin Squyres was piling up kills, finishing with a match-high 21. Sophomore middle blocker Aima Eichie was hitting effectively, ending up at .476 overall. And redshirt freshman middle Kelechi Ohiri was blocking, contributing on nine of UC Davis’ 13 blocks. All of it added up to the Aggies’ five-game Big West […]

The big Aggies up front cleared a wide path

SACRAMENTO — The road graders cleared the way. The construction foreman directed the hod, er, ball carriers. And just maybe, UC Davis found a foundation on which to build, thanks to Saturday’s 35-21 Causeway Classic victory at Sacramento State. With senior captain and offense tackle Parker Smith helping push aside Green-and-Gold debris, the Aggies posted season-high total […]

Aggies finish with a solid Causeway Classic “W”

SACRAMENTO — Where has this performance been? In front of a crowd of 10,237 on Saturday at Hornet Stadium, UC Davis opened a three-touchdown lead with a dominating first half, survived a late rough patch and knocked out Sacramento State, 35-21, in the 62nd renewal of the Causeway Classic. The victory meant the Aggies avoided […]

Marleau’s big night helps Sharks past Penguins

PITTSBURGH — San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau helped his team continue its roll on the same night he joined an elite group of NHL players. Brent Burns scored twice and Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, on Saturday for their fifth straight win. […]

Cousins carries Kings over Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — At times during his career, frustration has gotten the best of Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins. He did the frustrating against the Orlando Magic. Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Kings held off the Magic, 97-91, on Saturday night. It was just the latest complete performance for Cousins, who has recorded […]

Aggie men reach WWPA finals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In a wild Western Water Polo Association semifinal match on Saturday at Air Force’s Cadet Natatorium, UC Davis freshman attacker Ido Goldschmidt scored seven goals — the last one coming with 2:27 left — to give the Aggie men’s water polo team a 14-13 win over Cal Baptist. Freshman utility Sasa Antunovic […]