After losing their first match, the Aggies won their final three contests at the Mary Jo Invitational in Springfield, Mo. over the weekend.
UC Davis fell to host Missouri State in four sets to open the tournament, then put together sweeps of Mississippi State, Memphis and Stephen F. Austin.
Senior libero Avreeta Singh totaled 62 digs for the tournament while setter Carson Lowden had 135 assists. Freshman Allison Whitson led the Aggies in kills with 43 kills. She also had 12 blocks.
UC Davis had its best performance of the tournament in the last match against Stephen F. Austin, hitting .375 as a team and serving up six aces.
The Aggies are now 5-2 on the season.
Women’s field hockey
The Aggies continued their great start to the 2009 season.
UC Davis (3-0) won the first two games of its six-game East Coast road trip by defeating Saint Francis, 1-0, and La Salle, 2-1, in overtime.
Freshman Ellre Ancheta scored an unassisted goal seven minutes into the second half to help the Aggies to a victory over the Red Flash.
Against La Salle, junior Erin LemMon had an unassisted score five minutes into overtime to lead UC Davis to the 2-1 win.
Men’s and women’s cross country
The UC Davis men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the season with a strong showing at the USF Invitational on Saturday.
The women tallied 84 points for a third-place finish while the men came in sixth with 143 total points.
Sophomore Kristina Taylor paced the women with a time of 18:51.30, good for 10th overall.
The men were led by sophomore Gregor Lloyd-Smith, who finished 26th with a time of 26:20.60.
– Max Rosenblum