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Monday, May 20, 2024

This week in men’s sports

Football (2-9):

UC Davis vs. Sac State (L, 41-30)

The annual football game between Sacramento State and UC Davis – known as the Causeway Classic – heralded the end of the season for the Aggies as they lost 41-30 to the Sac State Hornets, the first time the Hornets have won the Classic since 2009.

The game remained close until the Aggies allowed a 22-yard touchdown run following an interception in the fourth quarter. The loss brings them to a disappointing finish, ending the season 2-9 overall.

15 UC Davis seniors were honored during the game against the Hornets, as it was their last collegiate game.


Basketball (3-0):

UC Davis @ Eastern Illinois (W, 63-61)

UC Davis @ Furman (W, 58-55)

Holding off the EIU Panthers through the last seconds of the game, the Aggies won on the road by two points in exceptionally exciting fashion. Held in Charleston, Illinois, the game was the first time Aggies hit the road this season, senior guard Corey Hawkins finished with 28 points – the most of any player.

In the second straight dramatic game, UC Davis beat the Furman Paladins 58-55, bringing the Aggies’ record 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Hawkins led the game once more with a total of 21 points, while junior forward J.T. Adenrele led in rebounds (eight) and junior forward Josh Fox playing his best game yet by scoring 11 points, making 5 of 6 shots. After scoring 5 points against the Paladins, senior guard/forward Josh Ritchart ended the game with a career total of 999 points.

With the next three games at home, the upcoming showdowns against Utah State, Utah Valley and San Jose State promise to be exciting spectacles.


Water Polo (16-17):

UC Davis @ Loyola Marymount (L, 11-9)

UC Davis vs. Cal Baptist (W, 17-10)

Going into the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championships this past weekend seeded second, No. 14 UC Davis finished third after losing to No. 17 Loyola Marymount and beating Cal Baptist (the first time since 2009 that they have ended their season with a win). To hear more about the two games, read our article highlighting the tournament here.

Notable achievements include senior Teddy Nicholson and junior Sean Grab each scoring three goals against Cal Baptist. Additionally, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jake Becker had six saves in his first collegiate game.


Graphic by Andrew Li


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