Teams: UC Davis vs. Long Island
Records: Aggies, 2-5; Blackbirds, 1-3
Where: Aggie Stadium
When: Today at 3 p.m.
Who to watch: After tallying 12 goals, eight ground balls, seven caused turnovers, six draw controls and five assists in consecutive Aggie wins against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac, senior midfielder Katie McMahon cooled off Thursday against Temple.
The Pleasanton, Calif. native had only one goal and two assists with seven turnovers in a 12-9 loss. On the season, she leads the team in goals (22), assists (7), ground balls (19) and caused turnovers (12).
Did you know? The Aggies had a blast the last time they faced the Blackbirds.
On Mar. 13, 2006, UC Davis teed off against Long Island, 18-5, with goals from current Aggies Patrice Clark (3), McMahon (2), Eri Ichikawa (2), Katie McGovern (2) and Megan Miller (1).
Preview: After falling behind to Temple 5-0 in the first 11 minutes of play Thursday, UC Davis rallied back with a 6-3 scoring run to end the half.
But the six-goal performance from Owls senior midfielder Whitney Richards proved to be too much for UC Davis to overcome, as the Aggies’ comeback fell short despite four goals from freshman midfielder Christina Corsa.
It was nice to come back from being down 5-0, said head coach Elaine Jones. We dug ourselves a hole that we didn’t quite dig ourselves out of, but we are looking forward to our next game.
That game will come today against Long Island in what will be the final contest of a six-game, 20-day homestand.
The Blackbirds are coming off a 15-11 win Saturday over UC Davis conference foe St. Mary’s. Seven different players found the back of the net for Long Island, including freshman attacker Annie Kalata, who scored a team-high four goals.
We definitely will make it our goal to beat Long Island before we head east, Corsa said