UC Davis downed by Denver

The UC Davis lacrosse team had a chance to snap its three-game losing streak coming into Sunday’s game against Denver. Unfortunately for the Aggies, the Pioneers put together a second-half stretch that extended their losing streak to four games.

The game was tied 9-9 early in the second half until Denver outscored the Aggies 7-1 over a nine-minute period. This put the game out of reach, and UC Davis suffered its third straight loss to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponent.

“We didn’t finish our shots and they finished theirs,” Coach Elaine Jones said.

The Aggies started the game in a quick 5-2 hole before junior Elizabeth Datino scored one of her three goals to ignite the UC Davis comeback.

The Aggies tied the game at 9-9 three minutes into the second half when freshman Elizabeth Landry had a nice goal off the assist from junior Anna Geissbuhler.

From there Denver took over the game, going on a 7-1 streak during which Jenn Etzel scored three of the Pioneers’ goals. Etzel ended up with six total goals and was also aided by the four goals from teammate Kara Secora.

Datino and Landry led UC Davis with three goals each while freshmen Allie Lehner and Charlotte Morris both contributed two goals.

“Landry did a good job of hustling and came up with a lot of draws,” Jones said. “Lehner had some good shots along with Morris.”

This week the Aggies will continue MPSF play with a game against Stanford University at Aggie Stadium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

JASON MIN can be reached at sports@theaggie.org.

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