Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sports briefs: Devil girls lacrosse team stops St. Francis

There are two ways a team can react when playing without its star — either fold or go all in with everyone else. The Davis High girls lacrosse team played its cards the right way on Tuesday at St. Francis, grabbing a 12-5 win in the absence of ill senior standout Sarah Bloise. In improving […]

Majors roundup: Thompson, D’Angelo lead Brew Crew rally

The Brewers scored 10 runs in the final three innings to survive, 14-9, against the Giants in a recent Davis Little League Majors-division contest. It was Nate Thompson and Chris D’Angelo leading the way at the plate for the winners. Thompson was 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs batted in, while D’Angelo had […]

AAA roundup: Davis, Ziser have hot bats in Giants’ 10-7 win

Pick your poison. A host of Giants’ batters contributed to a 10-7 victory over the Cardinals as the winners scored in every inning of the Davis Little League AAA-division contest. James Davis blasted a home run and a single and knocked in two runs, while Eli Ziser doubled twice and singled for two more RBI. […]

Oakland poor start continues

OAKLAND — The Athletics couldn’t get out of town fast enough. It’s probably a good thing, too, that the first month of the season is finally over. Manager Bob Melvin’s ballclub has matched its worst home start in Oakland history, has yet to win a day game this season and ended April having dropped six […]

Sports briefs: First-teamer Landry one of two Aggie All-MPSF lacrosse players

Senior co-captains Elizabeth Landry and Allie Lehner represented UC Davis on the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation squads for women’s lacrosse, as the conference announced its postseason awards on Wednesday. Landry, an attacker from Lafayette, captured first-team distinction while Lehner, a defender from Orange, made the second team. This is the third All-MPSF award for Landry, a […]

Fleet, Duvall lead River Cats over Rainiers

WEST SACRAMENTO — Austin Fleet extended a string of strong starts by Sacramento pitchers on Tuesday, pacing the River Cats to a 3-1 win over the Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field. Fleet threw six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, while striking out four to bounce back from a tough previous outing at El […]

UCD roundup: Aggies reach water polo semifinals

Junior goalkeeper Haley Cameron — a Davis High graduate — posted 11 saves while sophomore Bryn Lutz scored twice, but No. 5 UC Irvine converted seven of 12 power-play opportunities to hold on for an 8-6 win over No. 8 UC Davis in Saturday’s semifinal round of the Big West Conference women’s water polo championship tournament. The […]

Blue Devil swimmers are up to the challenge

PALO ALTO — Facing some of the best swimmers in Northern California at Saturday’s Palo Alto Section Challenge, Davis High boys and girls posted a bunch of individual highlights and each team finished in the top six. Emma Barksdale had the only event win for the Blue Devils, helping the DHS girls take fifth place with […]

Giants/A’s roundup: San Francisco beats L.A. in the ninth

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the Dodgers in a five-man infield, and the San Francisco Giants edged Los Angeles, 3-2, Wednesday night. Reigning World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and current NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw kept things close, dueling until it became a battle of the bullpens. […]

Sports briefs: Good outing isn’t enough for DHS net squad

Coming off of disappointing performances in both of its matches last week, the Davis High boys volleyball team turned things around, playing much better on Tuesday at Jesuit. And though it wasn’t enough against the first-place Marauders, coach Jordon Friend was encouraged as the Blue Devils look to finish their Delta League schedule with enough […]

Sports briefs: Upset over Stanford could be Aggie lacrosse team’s only hope

It was supposed to be a run for a postseason berth, but three straight home losses have the UC Davis women lacrosse team playing from a game behind Colorado for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s sixth and final playoff spot. With only two contests remaining, the postseason push becomes all the more difficult when No. 10 Stanford visits […]

Republic FC gets another win at Bonney

SACRAMENTO — In its bid to secure an MLS franchise, Sacramento Republic FC has been using the slogan “Built For MLS.” Though the Republic are considered a finalist for MLS expansion, fan favorite and vice captain Rodrigo Lopez could be at the highest level of American soccer even before the club gets the call due to his impressive […]

UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a water polo double dip

Junior Sammi Murphy scored two goals in each end of a women’s water polo doubleheader, helping No. 9 UC Davis post a 10-1 win over Sonoma State and beat Cal State Monterey Bay, 10-6, on Saturday at Schaal Aquatic Center. In addition to Murphy, juniors Allyson Hansen and Ariel Arcidiacono each scored two goals in the morning […]