Men’s Football (1-5):
UC Davis vs. No. 2 Montana State
On Oct. 11, UC Davis football took on No. 2 Montana State in a homecoming showdown
that saw a very mixed performance by the Aggies. On the positive side, the Aggie offense
looked outstanding for the first time this season against a Division I opponent. Sophomore
quarterback Ben Scott, making his debut as a starter, threw for 379 yards and four touchdowns
including a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch by junior Ramon Vargas. Senior running
back Gabe Manzanares returned to his last-season form, rushing for 142 yards.
On the other side of the ball, the UC Davis defense struggled throughout the day,
allowing opposing quarterback Dakota Prukop to gain 361 yards in the air and 148 yards on the
ground in just three quarters. Three Cougar drives ended in touchdowns in three plays or less,
and they managed to score on all but two possessions in the game.
Don’t miss The California Aggie’s in-depth coverage of the game.
Women’s Golf (3rd, 2nd, 3rd place finishes):
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
After a tough first day in which the Aggies finished in sixth place, sophomore Paige Lee
and senior Blair Lewis ended the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a strong play, pulling UC
Davis to third place overall. Lewis and Lee, who tied for fourth place individually, finished 2-over
par. Meanwhile, junior Betty Chen finished 16th individually to help the Aggies beat every team
except University of Washington and Stanford.
The UC Davis women’s golf team will play at their last tournament of the fall season, the
Stanford Intercollegiate Tournament, from Oct. 17 to 19. For more coverage on the women’s
golf team, check out The Aggie’s highlight of the team.
Women’s Field Hockey (4-9):
UC Davis vs. California
UC Davis vs. University of Pacific
Between Oct. 6 and 12, UC Davis took on their final two home opponents of the season.
Against Cal, the Aggies were handily defeated as they were only able to score one goal in the
game. Cal jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half thanks in part to nine shot
attempts. While UC Davis was able to outshoot their opponents in the second half, only one of
the attempts found the back of the net.
In their final home match of the year, the Aggies defeated the University of Pacific.
Seniors Emily Costa and Stephie Sabraw were each able to score a goal in their last game on
the UC Davis campus, and freshman goalie Briana Sooy was able to keep University of Pacific
off of the scoreboard in the second half to pull out a victory.
Men’s Soccer (4-1-8):
UC Davis @ No. 11 UC Irvine
UC Davis @ CSU Northridge
The UC Davis men’s soccer team saw action twice between Oct. 6 and 12 and watched
as their undefeated streak was ended by UC Irvine. Against the No. 11 Anteaters, the Aggies
attempted three more shots than their opponent but were unable to make up for the 35th minute
goal that snuck past sophomore goalie Armando Quezada.
With their goal of finishing the season undefeated squashed, UC Davis completed its
two game road-trip by tying CSU Northridge. The Aggies were outshot 15-9 and saw senior
captain Ramon Martin Del Campo leave in the 35th minute due to a red card, but they managed
to hold their opponent scoreless for the entire game.
Women’s Soccer (4-8-3):
UC Davis @ Cal Poly
UC Davis @ UC Santa Barbara
Against rival Cal Poly, the UC Davis women’s soccer team came ready to play on
offense, scoring two goals for the first time this season. Junior forward Haley Hughes
contributed both goals for the Aggies, scoring in the 25th and 60th minutes of the match.
After the game, coach Twila Kaufman said, “Haley did a great job validating the hard
work of her teammates; that’s what a goal scorer does.” The win broke a streak of nine games
without a victory.
The Aggies were able to repeat their offensive success against the UCSB Gauchos,
scoring two goals including one by junior forward Sienna Drizin, to force overtime. Still, they fell
in double overtime as the Gauchos scored a game-winner with just 19 seconds left in overtime.
Battle in the Bay
Over the weekend of Oct. 10 to 12, the UC Davis men’s tennis team split up to take on
two tournaments. At the UCSB Classic, several Aggies found success. Freshman Everett
Maltby won the Flight C singles title as well as the doubles Flight A consolation round with junior
Brett Bacharach. Sophomore Jessie Ross and freshman Tommy Lam were able to win the
Flight C doubles championship while sophomore Bryce McKelvie and sophomore James Wade
won the Flight B consolation side.
The Aggies also saw some success in the Bay Area as the pair of sophomores Alec
Adamson and junior Adam Levie fell in the final of the main draw after defeating several higher-
ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Several Aggies competed in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. Sophomore
Kamila Kecki and sophomore Frederique Sleiffer made it to the round of 32 in the doubles main
draw before being defeated while several other Aggie doubles teams saw success in the
UC Davis women’s tennis will play in one more tournament during the fall season before
halting play until January.
Women’s Volleyball (8-9):
UC Davis vs. UC Riverside
After two games away from home, UC Davis women’s volleyball returned to the Pavilion
to take on UC Riverside. In that match, the Aggies swept the Highlanders behind strong play
from sophomores Kendall Walbrecht and Allie Wegener. The Aggies fell behind early in each of
the sets before finishing strong. The team also had 12 total blocks, which added to their Big
West-leading 3.35 blocks per set.
The Aggies have now won three straight games and are just one win away from a .500
Men’s Water Polo (8-12):
UC Davis @ Cal Baptist
So Cal Tournament: @ No. 5 Long Beach State, @ No. 18 Whittier, @ No. 10 Princeton, vs.
No. 12 Pepperdine
Men’s water polo played five games in three days between Oct. 10 and 12, including
four against ranked opponents, and managed to win just one. The first game against Cal Baptist
saw the Aggies tied at nine goals each at the end of regulation, only to lose in overtime. The
next four games, all against ranked opponents, were a part of the SoCal Invitational
The first two games of the tournament, against No. 5 Long Beach State and No. 18
Whittier, were not very close. UC Davis lost to Long Beach State by a margin of three goals
before beating Whittier, who they have already defeated this season, 14-10.
The second day of the tournament saw two much closer games, each one-point losses
by the Aggies. UC Davis trailed for the entirety of the game against No. 10 Princeton and saw a
comeback bid toppled after a 3-0 run. Against No. 12 Pepperdine, the Aggies held a mild
advantage before seeing a game-winning goal by Pepperdine splash into the net with just nine
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