Hoffmire Nets 7 as UC Davis Downs Central Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Senior midfielder Gina Hoffmire tied her career high of seven goals, while teammate Christina Corsa added three more, leading UC Davis to a 19-11 win over Central Connecticut in non-conference action on Arute Field Wednesday afternoon. The Aggies improve to 3-1. The Blue Devils even their record at 1-1.

Hoffmire's scoring total matches her output almost exactly one year ago at Temple, coincidentally UC Davis' next opponent. Additionally, Laura Martin and Hannah Mirza each netted two goals, while Elizabeth Datino, Vannessa Jamison, Rachael Martinez, Kristi Irgens and Carly Voris chipped in one apiece. As a team, the Aggies outshot their guests by a 40-21 margin, including 21-9 before the break.

Corsa and Hoffmire scored goals right out of the gates to put the Aggies up by a 2-0 lead with less than two minutes elapsed. Martin and Mirza each scored both of their goals in the first half, helping UC Davis amass an 11-3 lead at halftime. Martinez scored on the first possession of the second period to start a 3-1 Aggie run, extending the advantage to 10.

CCSU outscored UC Davis during the final 19 minutes of the game, with sophomore Betsy Vendel scoring three of her four goals in that stretch. However, the Blue Devils never cut the deficit by less than seven goals. Hoffmire hit three goals in seven minutes to stretch her team's 14-7 lead back to 18-7.

The Aggies continue their East Coast road trip with a game at Temple on Friday at noon PST.


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