FULLERTON Ñ UC Davis freshman Alex Aguiar scored the equalizer in the 69th minute to send the game into overtime, but Cal State Fullerton put away a goal with three minutes left in the extra period to grab a 2-1 menÕs soccer victory in a crucial Big West matchup on Wednesday at Titan Stadium.
The win gave the Titans (6-8-2, 4-4) sole possession of third place in the conference standings, while the Aggies (5-11, 3-5) dropped to fourth. The top four teams advance to the Big West tournament.
UCD freshman goalkeeper Omar Zeenni held Fullerton scoreless until the 57th minute when a hard cross from Celso Alvarez bounced off ZeenniÕs chest. Michael Denny was on hand for the Titans and knocked the loose ball into the net for a 1-0 Fullerton lead.
Aguiar answered 10 minutes later, when Dan Reese sent a pass over to the unmarked Aggie freshman, whose shot from 25 yards out sailed past goalkeeper Bryan Escalante and into the upper left corner of the goal.
After that, the match stayed scoreless almost all the way through the first overtime, until Nick Posthuma gave the Titans a win with three minutes left. Posthuma took a cross from Alvarez, then took a shot from the corner of the penalty box that got past Zeenni.
Zeenni finished with three saves for UCD, and Jason Santos and Lance Patterson led the Aggies with three shots each.
UCD hosts Cal Poly for Senior Day at noon on Saturday at Aggie Soccer Field.
Tickets are still available for SaturdayÕs U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be conducted at Freeborn Hall.
This yearÕs inductees are modern competitor Mike McCarthy, sport contributor Dottie Saling, off-road wizard Gary Ellis and pioneer racer George Mallory Hendee.
In addition to the induction ceremony, a hosted reception and dinner are part of the gala. Tickets are $125 and tables of eight can be reserved for $800.
Visit http://usbhof.com for additional information. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Davis Hoops Wildcats AAU basketball tryouts begin in November for boys in grades four through six and girls in grades five and six. Dates, times and locations of tryouts are posted at http://www.davishoops.com.
There is no charge for tryouts, but players must preregister online and bring a signed waiver form.
Last season, more than 200 Wildcat players participated in competitive tournaments in the Sacramento region. Teams practice twice a week in Davis and Dixon. Tryouts for middle and high school boys and girls teams take place after the school seasons are completed.
For more information, visit the website or call Carol at (530) 574-7115.
While playing a few more games to wrap up their fall schedule, the Aggies also are giving back to the community. The UCD squad is set to host a canned food drive and free youth softball clinic that will take place the first two weekends of November.
On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. the Aggies will host Sacramento City College and Sierra College at La Rue Field in their final fall games. The day also will feature a canned food drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee.
The following Saturday, Nov. 13, UCD teams up with the Davis Youth Softball Association to host a free youth softball clinic at Community Park. The camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m., with check-in beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but the clinic will be limited to the first 100 individuals in eighth grade and under. To reserve a spot, contact Alicia Hollowell at [email protected]