The UC Davis field hockey team, after an impressive victory over California last week, couldn’t carry the momentum over to Stanford this past weekend and dropped a 5-0 decision to the Cardinal.
In a NorPac conference matchup, the Aggies brought a three-game winning streak down to the away game but were unable to get the road win. The Aggies are 2-7 in games away from Aggies Stadium, but are 4-0 at home for an overall record of 6-7.
The Aggies have had quite a streaky season with a lot of ups and downs. They started off the year with three wins in a three-game home stand. They then dropped six straight games in a tough stretch of away games.
UC Davis took the ensuing three games, including its upset over Cal, to even its record at 6-6.
The Aggies played a strong second half against Stanford but had already fallen behind 4-0 after the first, too big a deficit for UC Davis to overcome.
The Aggies will return to action this weekend against Townson University, then Maryland on Sunday.
The Terrapins are the defending National Champions, and UC Davis will have to be in full form to take down its foe in College Park, MD.
The Aggies will have a chance for redemption against Stanford next week on Oct. 20, when the Cardinal comes to Davis to play at Aggie Stadium.
— Matthew Yuen