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Friday, July 19, 2024

This week in women’s sports

This Week in Women's Sports

Basketball (0-0):

UC Davis vs. Sonoma State (W, 85-57)

In their pre-season tune up game against Sonoma State, the Aggies prepared themselves for the intensity of the regular season opener next Friday.

Junior Celia Marfone scored a game-high of 17 points, while seniors Kelsey Harris and Sydnee Fipps also broke into double digits with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Freshmen Pele Gianotti, Rachel Nagel and Lauren Seyranian played impressively in their first-ever college game, bringing home 12, eight, and four points respectively.

The Aggies shot a notable 59 percent in the second half, coming back from a shaky start in which Sonoma State was, at times, up by as many as six points. The Aggies finished fiercely, winning on an 11-0 run. This success marked their 11th consecutive exhibition-game victory.

Cross Country:

Doc Adams Open

At UC Davis’ last home meet of the season, the Doc Adams Open, freshman Elizabeth Greif was the solo Aggie representing the UC Davis women’s cross country team.

Greif put in her second-fastest time of the season, 24:31, to finish 9th overall. This was also Greif’s highest place finish of the year. The 6-kilometer race was run at the Putah Creek Reserve Course on Saturday. Chico State’s Hannah Dorman led the race with a time of 22:54.

The Aggies are now focusing their energy on the NCAA West Regional next weekend.

Field Hockey (6-14):

NorPac Tournament (3rd Place)

UC Davis finished its season with a third-place finish at the NorPac Tournament in Stockton, Calif. on Saturday.

Senior Mattie Maloney made the game-winning goal during the third-place game against California. Maloney’s goal was also her first-ever career goal during her last game as an Aggie, a sentimental accomplishment for the athlete.

Freshman goalkeeper Briana Sooy’s 10 saves in this game were also a notable accomplishment, as it set a new single-game high for her career. Junior Hannah Drawbridge set up Maloney’s goal in one of her eight assists of the game.

While the Aggies allowed just three goals to their opposing teams, No. 4 Stanford lost just 2 goals, and Liberty Flames only one, earning it the title of tournament champion. UC Davis finished the season with a final record of 6-14.

Swimming & Diving:

UC Davis vs. Nevada (L, 171.5-126.5)

The undefeated Nevada Wolf Pack dominated again last Saturday at Davis’ own Schaal Aquatic Center.

Despite the Aggies’ loss, many swimmers put in outstanding performances. Junior Audrey DeNeffe scored 278.55 on the 1-meter board and 296.85 on the 3-meter board, surpassing both personal and school records with these marks. This qualified her for her first NCAA zone championships in March. Junior Lucy Lafranchise will also be attending the NCAA zone championships for the third consecutive year.

The 200-yard medley relay squad of senior Hilary Hunt, junior Hailey Ferko, sophomore Hilvy Cheung and freshman Courtney Schultz posted a season-best time. The foursome completed the relay in 1:44.28.

The Aggies will play host to another home meet on Saturday against Brigham Young.

Volleyball (13-11):

UC Davis @ UC Riverside (W, 3-0)

UC Davis dominated Big West rival UC Riverside on Saturday, posting scores of 25-16, 25-16 and 25-22 for three consecutive wins.

Junior outside hitter Kaylin Squyres delivered an impressive 14 kills, while senior Valerie Brain and redshirt freshman Aima Eichie managed seven blocks collectively. An additional six blocks were tallied by sophomore opposite Kendall Walbrecht and six block assists were contributed by senior middle blocker Katie Quinn. The Aggies’ total of 16 blocks is second only to the school record of 18, set against Sonoma State in 2000.

UC Davis will bring the action back home this week with a Thursday night match against Cal State Fullerton.

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