MORAGA Ñ Luckily for UC Davis, this one doesnÕt count.
Saint MaryÕs forward Sara Ives scored two goals, including one during a late-game surge, as the Gaels defeated the visiting Aggies 3-0 in a womenÕs soccer exhibition game on Saturday afternoon at Saint MaryÕs Stadium.
The exhibition was the only one of the preseason for UCD, which will officially open the 2010 campaign on Friday at rival Sacramento State.
Allison Kelly had three shots for UCD, which had seven overall.
Ives put Saint MaryÕs on the scoreboard early in the game, scoring in the 15th minute off an assist by Jordan Marada. The contest remained at 1-0 for nearly 65 minutes before Daelyn PaulÕs unassisted goal in the 79th minute ignited a late rally by the Gaels who added their final score on IvesÕ second goal in the 83rd minute.
Aisha Lott, Lisa Kemp, Ashley Edwards and Kirstin Holmberg also had shots for the Aggies, while UCD goalies Kathleen Brandl and Maria Magana each had two saves.
UCD and Sacramento State, which will play at 5 p.m. on Friday, battled to a 1-1 double-overtime tie last season.
DHS cross country
The fall running season gets under way this week as the Blue Devils begin practice on Monday.
Athletes will need a completed sports physical form in order to participate.
Practice times are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Friday. Beginning Aug. 25, practice will shift to 4 to 6 p.m. Athletes should meet at the solar panels adjacent to Community Pool at Community Park.
For more information, visit http://www.dhscrosscountry.com or contact coach Bill Gregg at (530) 304-9221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS boys soccer
The Blue Devil varsity and JV squads will hold four days of tryouts for the upcoming fall season
Tryouts will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and players must complete and bring the 2010 medical release and parental release forms to participate. The forms are available at the office of every school.
For more information, call varsity coach Ashley Yudin at (530) 400-4965 or JV coach Alex Park at (530) 304-1497.
Fall Ball registration is being taken through Aug. 28 by Davis Little League.
An exciting addition to the mix is the Junior division, open to 13- and 14-year-old players.
During a season that runs from Sept. 17 to Nov. 13, kids who will be playing from AA level to Juniors are eligible to continue their baseball development.
Registration is $95 and can be completed online at http://www.davislittleleague.org or by contacting league officials at email@example.com.
There is no T-Ball or Farm-level Fall Ball.
The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, or earlier if the leagues fill.
League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 7. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for a menÕs team or $366 for a womenÕs or coed team. Each new team also must pay a $20 fee for American Softball Association registration.
For league nights and for more information, contact Lori Conrad at (530) 753-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.cityofdavis.org/pcs/rec/softball.