OXFORD, Ohio — UC Davis played an even first half with host Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday at MU Field Hockey Turf, but the Redhawks tallied four times after intermission to beat the Aggies, 4-1.
Goalkeeper Danielle Herrington played brilliantly for UCD (1-5) throughout a first half that saw Miami (5-4) fire 12 shots in her direction, five of which she saved.
The Aggies’ backline also was impressive in the opening 35 minutes as eight Redhawk penalty-corner chances were negated to preserve a scoreless tie.
However, Miami scored back-to-back goals, both off penalty corners, within a four-minute span to take a quick 2-0 lead.
Later, with her team down 3-0, UCD’s Sophia Lisaius scored her first goal of the season to cut into the advantage with eight minutes remaining. Her shot caught Redhawks goalkeeper Sarah Mueller off-guard, bounced over her and rolled into back of the cage.
Herrington finished with 11 saves off 26 total shots taken by Miami, while eight different Aggies — led by Cloey LemMon with two — took their swings.
Starting with Wednesday’s noon affair at Ball State, UCD will play its next three straight games in Muncie, Ind.
UCD women’s golf
Freshman Paige Lee, keyed by a spectacular back nine, fired a even-par 72, senior Jessica Chulya shot a 74 and the Aggies moved into second place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge after Tuesday’s second round.
Lee, who won’t attend her first UCD classes until later this week, moved into a fourth-place tie at 3-over 147, while Chulya climbed 18 spots and was tied for 12th at 8-over. Junior Beverly Vatananugulkit and sophomore Betty Chen were each tied for 24th at 11-over after carding rounds of 77 and 80, respectively, with sophomore Andrea Wong in a tie for 41st at 15-over after shooting 83.
The Aggies, who shot a 15-over 303 team score, were in second place in the 18-team tournament, which brings together teams from 18 different conferences. They were at 31-over 607 overall and trail only Pepperdine (585), which has established a sizable lead.
“We are fortunate to be in second going into the final round,” said UCD coach Anna Temple. “We have improved in some areas but we still have a long way to go.
“Paige and Jessica have really led the way for us with very consistent and smart play. We are far from satisfied but we have made improvements over the last three events.”
The Aggies were set to begin the final round today at 9 a.m.
Foxy’s Fall Century
Registration is open for the Davis Bike Club’s Foxy’s Fall Century, a ride set for Saturday, Oct. 19.
The club is offering a 100-mile endurance ride, a 60-mile “workout” and a 30-mile version — to Winters and back — that will be fun for the whole family.
Snacks, lunch and a post-ride meal are included and riders can sign up at www.davisbikeclub.org.