Teams: UC Davis vs. Vermont
Records: Aggies, 2-3; Catamounts, 2-3
Where: Aggie Stadium
When: Today at 7 p.m.
Who to watch: The Aggies‘ scoring trio of Christina Corsa, Gina Hoffmire and Molly Lapolla have racked up nine goals apiece in just five games so far this season.
Corsa and Lapolla also have six assists apiece, sharing the overall team scoring lead.
Did you know? Davis is Vermont’s second stop on its West Coast swing that began Sunday with a 10-6 loss to Oregon. The Ducks beat the Aggies 13-6 in Eugene on Valentine’s Day.
Tonight, the Aggies will be trying to represent the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation against the Catamounts who hail from the America East Conference.
Preview: Despite falling to California 13-6 last time out, the Aggies left Berkeley with plenty of positives to build upon.
UC Davis went down 8-1 early, but managed to circle the wagons and play the Bears straight up, 5-5, for the remaining 40 minutes at Memorial Stadium.
Sophomore sensations Corsa and Hoffmire scored two goals apiece, while Molly Peterson and Britt Farquharson each added a goal of their own.
The Aggies also took good care of the ball when they had it, committing just 13 turnovers in comparison to the Bears‘ 23.
UC Davis will try to harness momentum from the last two-thirds of Sunday’s loss as it looks to prevent an East Coast takeover by Vermont.
Lacrosse has long been a sport dominated by schools on the eastern seaboard. Now the Aggies have their chance to follow in Oregon’s path and buck the trend.
– John S. Heller