The UC Davis womenÕs soccer team surrendered two first-half goals and couldnÕt climb back in a 3-1 loss to Big West foe Cal Poly on Sunday at Aggie Stadium. The game originally was scheduled to be played at Aggie Soccer Field, but because of rain and field conditions, the women played their first ever game at Aggie Stadium.
Whitney Sisler recorded a pair of goals for the Mustangs (7-9-1, 2-4-1), to bring her total to eight on the season.
With the loss, the Aggies dropped to 6-9-1 overall with a 1-5 mark in Big West play.
Despite the bad weather conditions, there were plenty scoring opportunities in the first half for both teams. Cal Poly held a slight advantage in shots, with a 14-12 edge in the first half. The Mustangs made the most of the extra opportunities, converting on a pair of goals.
Sisler scored the first goal of the game in the 37th minute and Cal Poly took a 2-0 lead just minutes later, thanks to an unassisted goal by Morgan Miller.
In addition their 12 shots, the Aggies had seven corner kicks and seven shots on goal in the first frame, but they werenÕt able to find the back of the net.
The scoring chances for both teams continued in the second half, with UC Davis getting on the board in the 63rd minute when Kiele Argente scored on a rebound from Ashley EdwardsÕ shot.
Cal Poly answered in the 66th minute on SislerÕs second goal of the game, which finished the scoring.
The Aggies rattled off 23 shots for the game.
Kathleen Brandl and Maria Magana split time in goal for UCD, which will host to UC Riverside on Friday at 1 p.m.
UCD menÕs soccer
Cal Poly scored twice in the first 20 minutes of the game and the Aggies could not overcome the deficit as the Mustangs won a Big West contest, 2-1, on Sunday in San Luis Obispo.
Despite the loss, UCD (5-10, 3-4) remains in fourth place in the conference standings and is still in position to earn a trip to the Big West Tournament.
Cal Poly (5-5-3, 2-2-2) struck early with a goal at the 9:53 mark as Junior Burgos sent a cross from 20 yards out into the box that found David Zamora on the left post. Zamora headed the ball past Aggie goalkeeper Omar Zeenni to put the Mustangs up 1-0.
Ten minutes later, Burgos scored a goal of his own after receiving a pass from Wes Feighner.
But UCD fired back with three straight attempts starting in the 22nd minute. Alex HenryÕs shot at 22:23 was wide left, while Cal Poly goalkeeper Patrick McLain had to save a shot from Lance Patterson in the 26th minute. HenryÕs next attempt was blocked.
In the second half, the Aggies earned a corner kick in the 60th minute, but John JoslinÕs shot off the corner kick was blocked.
Finally, UCD freshman Kevin Schulte scored in the 79th minute, picking up his first career goal. Henry played the ball from the right side across the box and found Schulte streaking down the middle; he shot the ball past McLain to prevent the shutout.
The Aggies had a few more attempts in the closing minutes of play, but could not find the equalizer.
Zeenni recorded a season-high six saves for UCD, which stays on the road for a Wednesday night matchup at Cal State Fullerton.
UCD menÕs water polo
Senior attacker Cory Lyle scored three goals to lead the 11th-ranked Aggies to a 9-6 Western Water Polo Association win over Air Force, then followed that up with a four-goal performance in UCDÕs 7-6 loss to No. 20 Bucknell on the second day of the Rodeo Tournament at Sullivan Aquatic Center on Sunday.
UCD is now 15-7 overall and remains undefeated at 12-0 in WWPA play.
Senior Carlos Martinez and junior Walter Eggert each scored two goals to help the Aggies recover from a 5-3 halftime deficit in the win over the Falcons. UCD outscored the Academy 2-0 in the third, then piled up four goals in the fourth to pull off the comeback. Aaron Salit and Hank Dickey Ñ a DHS graduate Ñ had one goal each for the Aggies, while goalie Erik Quinn posted 10 saves.
Besides LyleÕs contributions, Eggert and Martinez also posted one goal each in the afternoon loss to Bucknell. The Bison crafted a 4-1 lead at the break but saw their edge diminish to a single goal through three quarters.
UCD field hockey
The Aggies stayed even with No. 12 Michigan through the first half, but eventually lost, 2-0, on Sunday at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich.
UCD (5-9) took a 0-0 tie into the intermission, despite getting outshot 17-0 in the first frame. For the game, the Wolverines (11-6) held a 32-3 advantage in shots taken and a 14-1 separation in shots on goal.
The Aggie defense kept it in a position for the upset, as Lauren Sawvelle collected eight saves in the first half, while holding the Wolverines scoreless.
It was much of the same in the second half, with Michigan outshooting UCD, 15-3, after the break. The Wolverines finally got on the board in the 39th minute, when Katie Adams scored her fourth goal of the season on a deflection.
The Aggies had a pair of shots on goal in the second half from Cloey LemMon and Sarah Schneider, but they couldnÕt find the back of the cage. Michigan extended their lead in the 54th minute, taking a 2-0 advantage on Bryn BainÕs goal.
Sawvelle played a complete game in goal for UCD, collecting 13 saves in the process.
The Aggies play their final regular season game on Saturday, when they travel to play NorPac foe Pacific at 1 p.m.