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Friday, December 3, 2021

This week in sports

UC Davis Athletics Action over Spring Break

Men’s Baseball (18-7-1):

UC Davis at University of San Francisco (W, 1-0)

UC Davis vs UC Riverside (W, W, W)

After scoring a run in the second inning against the University of San Francisco, the Aggies prevented their opponents from scoring throughout the entire game. Over the course of five innings junior Max Cordy struck out seven, which improves his record to 5-0 for the season.

Three games and three wins marked the start of conference play for the Aggies as they faced off against UC Riverside. A score of 12-3 ended the first game, with 9-8 at the end of 11 innings the following day and then a 13-1 win for the final showdown. This leads to a perfect 3-0 conference record so far for UC Davis, and improves the Aggies’ overall record to 18-7-1 as they proudly brandish a seven-game winning streak.

Men’s Golf:

The Goodwin (9th out of 24)

By the conclusion of day one of The Goodwin at Stanford, UC Davis men’s golf was tied for third, in excellent position to take the coming days by storm. By the end of day three, however, the Aggies had dropped back to finish ninth out of 24 teams.

Shooting par, senior Mike Brockington tied for 24th individually, junior Patrick Soli shot 1-over and finished tied for 33rd, and junior Luke Vivolo ended at 3-over, tied for 46th.

Women’s Golf:

Anuenue Spring Break Classic (1st out of 16)

Over the course of three days, the women’s golf team played in the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Hawai’i, finishing first out of 16 in a stellar performance from the whole team. For the first time ever, the Aggie’s finished under par, and were the only team to do so in this particular event.

On the par 72 course, junior Andrea Wong shot 71-68-70 to stay under throughout the tournament, which led to her second individual tournament victory of the season. Sophomore Paige Lee ended in second after shooting 68-72-72, after nearly catching her teammate.

Women’s Gymnastics:

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (1st, 195.300)

Facing off against the likes of San Jose State, Sacramento State, Alaska Anchorage, Seattle Pacific and Air Force, UC Davis finished first at the MPSF Championships held in Anchorage, Ala., with a total of 195.300 points. This is the sixth overall team championship that has been won by the Aggies.

Junior Dani Judal shared the title for balance beam with two others (9.875), while sophomore Katy Nogaki tied for a second place finish in vault (9.850). Four women also tied for second on the floor exercise, including senior Kala DeFrancesco and junior Stephanie Stamates (9.850). Four Aggie gymnasts will now move on to compete in the NCAA Regionals.

Softball (13-16):

UC Davis at Saint Mary’s (W, L)

UC Davis at Long Beach State (L, W, L)

The last two games before the majority of league play began were held against Saint Mary’s, with a win of 10-4 and a loss of 2-1.

A 1-2 conference record greeted the Aggies after playing Long Beach State. A low-scoring game one that resulted in a 1-0 loss provided UC Davis with the motivation to come back and win 8-3 in the second game of a double header. The following day Long Beach State retaliated in force, shutting out the Aggies 8-0 and ending the game after only five innings.

Men’s Tennis (13-4):

UC Davis at Hawai’i (W, 4-3)

UC Davis at Hawai’i-Pacific (L, 7-2)

In the first Big West Conference game of the season, UC Davis defeated Hawai’i for their sixth consecutive win. This came after winning four of the six singles matches and losing two of the three doubles. The third doubles match with sophomore James Wade and freshman Tommy Lam was unfinished.

Hawai’i Pacific, ranked first in Division II, beat back UC Davis, winning 7-2. Wade and Lam’s doubles match victory contributed one of the two points the team earned, as well as sophomore Alec Adamson’s singles performance.

Women’s Tennis (8-10):

UC Davis vs UC San Diego (W, 6-1)

UC Davis vs Montana State (W, 6-1)

UC Davis vs Montana (W, 4-3)

All three doubles matches and five of the six singles matches went to the Aggies as they trounced both UC San Diego and Montana State 6-1 in separate competitions.

The 4-3 triumph over Montana marks the fifth win of the past seven dual meets that the Aggies have been a part of. This came after winning two of the three doubles matches and three of the six singles.

Track and Field:

Hornet Invite (Women 4th, Men 4th)

Texas Relays

Bobcat Invitational

Sac State’s Hornet Track and Field Invitational provided an outlet for some UC Davis athletes to meet great achievements. Senior Cekarri Nixon won the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 54.31 for a new meet record. Junior Matthew Bender threw 165-0 for discus, which placed him fifth, and senior Ben Parodi threw 179-01 in the hammer throw, finishing up with an eighth-place finish.

Four athletes competed at the Texas Relays. Senior Brandon Greenburg placed 12th in the shot put, and Veronica Smart placed 11th in the same event. Junior Nicholas Ratto came in sixth in the mile with a time of 4:11.18, and senior Raquel Lambdin took home a fifth-place finish in the 1500 after running 4:26.29.

Several Aggies shined at the Bobcat Invitational in Texas. Senior Ashley Marshall won the 200-meter dash with a season best time of 23.30, and came in second in the 100-meter sprint. Two runners finished second in their 400-meter hurdles with career-best times – junior Jason Chandler (52.38) and sophomore Emma Redick (1:00.56) – and senior Ben Parodi had a personal record of 55-6.25 in his event, making him tied for sixth on the UC Davis all-time shot put list. The 4×100 women’s relay also won the event with a time of 45.59.

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