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Thursday, September 16, 2021

This week in sports

TIFFANY CHOI / AGGIE
TIFFANY CHOI / AGGIE

UC Davis athletics from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18

UC Davis Sports from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18

Men’s Basketball (6-10)

UC Davis vs. CSU Northridge (W, 63-62)

After being behind by 11 points with 13 minutes left in the game, the Aggies downed the Matadors with a last-second three-point shot from freshman guard Siler Schneider, with the assist coming from senior forward Josh Fox. Schneider finished with 17 points and four assists. The Aggies impressively shot 63.6% (7 of 11) from the three-point line and each player made frequent key plays to create a 13-5 run in the final minutes of the game. Fox added 13 points, including a layup to tie the game at 41 seconds. Junior guard Brynton Lemar scored 10 points, while junior center Neal Monson contributed a team-high 13 rebounds and eight points, just short of a double-double. This win put the Aggies at 1-2 in the Big West Conference.

Read a full recap of the epic win by sports reporter Veronica Vargo here.

Women’s Basketball (10-6)

UC Davis vs. UC Irvine (W, 74-61)

For the first time since joining the Big West Conference, the Aggies clinched a 3-0 start with a win over UC Irvine as four starters scored in double figures. Leading the Aggies was redshirt freshman Morgan Bertsch, who scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. The Aggies also had a great defensive start, allowing the Anteaters to score only six points in the first quarter. Sophomore forward Pele Gianotti finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, while senior forward Alyson Doherty contributed 13 points and five rebounds. Senior forward Celia Marfone also added 11 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore guard Dani Nafekh handed out seven assists.

Check out a recap of the smooth victory by sports reporter George McConnell here.

Women’s Waterpolo (3-1)

UC Davis vs. CSU Monterey Bay (W, 24-3)

UC Davis vs. Stanford (L, 11-6)

UC Davis vs. CSU Bakersfield (W, 11-5)

UC Davis vs. Pacific (W, 14-10)

In the win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Saturday, Jan. 16, four Aggies each scored three goals to contribute in tying the single-game scoring record of 24 goals that was set on April 10, 1999. Three others each scored two goals while senior goalkeeper Haley Cameron stopped seven shots.

Later that day, the Aggies faced a tough challenge against Stanford, with the Cardinals leading 5-3 at halftime. Though UC Davis tried to keep it close, the Cardinals pulled away and won by five goals. However, this was the closest scoring margin since 2008.

The following day, the Aggies scored the first three goals against the Roadrunners and never looked back. Cameron contributed nine blocks and junior goalkeeper Husted added five. Junior utility Hannah Harvey scored two goals.

After trailing 3-1 against the Pacific Tigers, the Aggies were able to take the lead late in the third quarter due to a big game from junior utility Bryn Lutz. The Aggies were able to push a 5-0 run with goals from Lutz, senior center Allyson Hansen, freshman utility Annie Kutt and sophomore center Jill Bushman. Lutz scored five goals in the game while Cameron had 12 saves. Harvey added three goals of her own.

Gymnastics

UC Davis vs. Seattle Pacific/Boise State

The Aggies placed second with a team total of 194.325 at the ARC Pavilion, falling short to Boise State’s score of 195.700. On vault, the Aggies’ highest scores came from sophomore Alexis Brown, who scored a 9.700, and junior Katy Nogaki, who scored a 9.750. The Aggies finished with a 48.375 in the opening vault event.

Sophomore Rachel Kreager started the individual beam event with a 9.775. Brown, Nogaki and freshman Kara Jones contributed 9.800 scores while senior Stephanie Stamates won the event at 9.850.

On bars, senior Dani Judal scored a 9.800 and junior Yonni Michovska finished with a 9.700, and on the floor exercise, the Aggies finished with a 48.600, led by freshman Yasmine Yektaparast with a 9.800. The Aggies finished strong in all four events.

Swimming and Diving

UC Davis at Bruin Diving Invitational

The Aggies traveled to UCLA to compete against Azusa Pacific, California, Cal Poly, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, CSU Bakersfield, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, University of La Verne, UCLA, USC and Utah. Competing for the Aggies are six divers: seniors Audrey DeNeffe and Lucy Lafranchise, junior Serena Yee, sophomore Angelina Proshak and freshmen Jessica Fernandez and Shafali Goyal. Proshak and Goyal finished among the top 20 in the platform competition, with a 202.35 from Proshak who finished 15th in the field and a 190.15 from Goyal, her career best, who placed 19th. Proshak now holds the second-highest score in school history and Goyal holds the fifth-highest score.

Written by Patrice Yap – sports@theaggie.org

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