SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — UC Davis’ first road field hockey match of the season was a back-and-forth affair through 70 minutes of regulation, but host Missouri State had last laugh with a 5-4 overtime victory on Thursday.
When Holly Scherer scored her third goal of the game 9:15 into the extra session, it lifted the Bears to 1-3 and sent the Aggies to 0-2. It was Missouri State’s first win over UCD in four tries.
After waiting three hours due to travel delays experienced by game officials en route to campus, UCD still got off to a fast start. Agustina Singh beat Bears goalkeeper Megan Drew in the 14th minute to put the Aggies up 1-0.
Following a pair of goals from MSU, UCD’s Kristin Rodgers tallied for the second time this season to tie the game at 2-2 just after halftime.
The Aggies later regained their lead when Jamie Garcia’s shot went through Drew’s legs and held it again after the two teams traded goals. In making it 4-3, Kate Young scored what turned out to be UCD’s final goal.
Singh led UCD with four shots — all on goal — while goalie Beth Lee posted seven saves for the Aggies who play at St. Louis on Saturday (11 a.m.).