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UCD roundup: Aggies stay undefeated with lacrosse victory

By From page B8 | March 13, 2014

Two women’s lacrosse squads entered Aggie Stadium unbeaten on Wednesday, but only UC Davis left that way.

Senior midfielder Carly Voris scored a career-high six goals while junior Elizabeth Landry added another four and those two alone scored enough to send the Aggies past Robert Morris, 15-7, in a nonconference match.

With the result, UCD improved to 5-0, and the Colonials fell to 4-1.

Voris, whose previous high was a four-goal output in last year’s upset of Stanford, tallied five during the Aggies’ dominating, 9-2 second half on Wednesday. Landry, meanwhile, had her hat trick by the 13th minute of the contest before adding her fourth goal in the closing minutes. She added seven draw controls.

Also for UCD, sophomore Ellie Delich had three goals with two assists and four ground balls, junior Meghan Jordan chipped in a goal and two assists and sophomore Mary Doyle added a goal, five ground balls and three draw controls.

After an early RMU tally, Landry led a run of six straight Aggie goals and UCD never trailed again. The Colonials cut the deficit to 6-5 at the break but the locals took control after that as Landry assisted Voris on an early second-half tally to start the huge run.

The Aggies, who are off to their best start since 2000, return to the road for Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matchups at USC (Friday) and San Diego State (Sunday).

UCD women’s tennis

The Aggies captured the doubles point, winning the first two matches to finish, then took three of the first four singles matches completed to top Youngstown State, 4-3, on Wednesday at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

UCD (7-6) got started on its fourth victory in the past five matches when its No. 3 doubles duo — Samantha Martino and Tiffany Pham — breezed to an 8-2 win. Next, it was Big West Conference Player of the Week Megan Heneghan teaming with Melissa Kobayakawa for an 8-5 victory at No. 2, clinching the doubles point.

Heneghan completed her sweep of the day’s action with her 6-1, 6-4 straight-set singles win at No. 1, while Kamila Kecki added to the Aggie lead with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph at No. 6.

Kobayakawa’s 6-0, 6-4 victory clinched the match for UCD.

Heneghan’s Big West award was her second in four weeks, making her the first Aggie in Division I history to win twice in the same season.

The Tustin native has captured four weekly awards in her career.

UCD men’s tennis

The Aggies cruised to their third straight victory on Wednesday, beating Youngstown State, 7-0, at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

UCD (8-6) got doubles wins at No. 2 (James Wade/Parker Kelley) and No. 3 (Brett Bacharach/Adam Luba) to get off to a strong start,

Though the No. 1 duo of Alec Adamson and Adam Levie fell for the first time since Feb. 15, each bounced back with a singles win. Adamson won 6-0, 7-5 at No. 1 and Levie posted a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 6.

The Aggies are back on their home court — where they are 6-2 this season — to take on New Mexico State on Friday at 2 p.m.

UCD gymnastics

Aggie senior Anna Shumaker won her second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week award, and her third of the season, for her performance against Sacramento State on Friday.

Taking on the Hornets, the former Alameda High standout broke the 39-point barrier for the fourth straight meet. Shumaker scored 39.075 to edge Sac State’s Jesse Williams — the MPSF Newcomer of the Week — for the meet title after tying for second on beam (9.750) and floor (9.825) and finishing in a tie for third on vault (9.800).

UCD track and field

Ashley Marshall, the 2013 Big West Track Athlete of the Year, picked up her first honor of 2014 when she was named the conference’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

The award comes after a strong performance at the Cal Opener, where the junior from Moreno Valley took second place in both the 100 meters (11.68 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (23.96).

Marshall capped her day by running the third leg of her school’s winning 4×400 relay, which was timed at 3:46.14.

UCD will be back in action on Saturday as it hosts the Aggie Open.

Enterprise staff

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