Elizabeth Landry and Ellie Delich paced the UC Davis women’s lacrosse team all night in Monday’s competitive nonconference contest against Siena at Aggie Stadium.
So it was fitting that the pair each scored in overtime, with Landry’s serving as the game-winner in an 11-9 victory.
The junior finished with four goals in the match, while sophomore Delich completed her hat trick with the final tally of the game.
The Aggies (4-0) remained undefeated for the season with the Saints falling to 1-4.
Landry added a game-high six draw controls and the rest of UCD’s scoring came on two goals from freshman Melissa Kellan and single tallies by Meghan Jordan and Morgan Sissler. Senior Carly Voris had an assist, three draw controls and five ground balls.
For Siena, sophomore Sarah Croutier shot 4-for-5, Alyssa Treanor scored twice and junior midfielder Julia Sirianni had a goal with a team-leading four draw controls.
It was a game of runs as the Saints took an early 2-0 advantage before Delich’s first two goals were part of a 3-0 Aggie spurt. Siena answered with four unanswered scores to take a 6-3 lead, but UCD again battled back. When Jordan found the net unassisted in the final seconds of the first half, the match was tied at 6-6.
The Aggie roll continued after intermission as Landry scored two quick goals to make it five unanswered and give UCD an 8-6 advantage. The teams traded goals before tallies by Treanor and Sirianni equalized the score with less than four minutes left in regulation.
The locals had some nice looks in those final minutes, but Siena freshman goalie Samantha DePasquale came up with a couple of key stops.
UCD, however, kept the pressure on at the start of overtime as Landry needed just 13 seconds to score the go-ahead goal. She took the draw herself then sprinted half the field to get in position. Delich’s goal came in the final seconds of the first three-minute extra session, then Aggie junior Sara Quero intercepted a pass late in the second OT to seal the victory.
The Aggies are home again Wednesday for a 3 p.m. game against Robert Morris.