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Friday, April 19, 2024

Women’s soccer preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. San Jose State; Navy

Records: Aggies, 1-1-0; Spartans, 0-2-0; Midshipmen, 1-0-0

Where: Aggie Soccer Stadium

When: Friday at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.

Who to watch: Rochelle VanBuskirk, who led the Aggies with five goals last year, netted her first goal of the season in game-winning fashion on Sunday.

The junior forward scored with six minutes to play, leading UC Davis to a come-from-behind win over Fresno State, 3-2.

Did you know? When the UC Davis women’s soccer team hosts San Jose State on Friday, it’ll be the first Aggie squad to play a home game this season.

Preview: Gabina Bohlman gave UC Davis a 1-0 lead in its first game of the season, but it was St. Mary’s Stefani Rocco that would have the last word.

Rocco scored two second-half goals, leading the Gaels to a 2-1 win over the Aggies on Friday. UC Davis then had a comeback win of its own against Fresno State to even its record up at 1-1-0.

The Aggies now face San Jose State and Navy in their first homestand of the season. The Spartansrecord may read 0-2-0, but their losses came against a pair of ranked opponentsfirst No. 22 Santa Clara, 3-0, and then No. 17 California, 3-1.

Navy posted a 3-0 victory over Vermont to open its season on Saturday. The Midshipmen travel to Stanford on Friday before facing the Aggies on Sunday.

Adam Loberstein


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