Another game, another one-goal conclusion.
UC Irvine’s Rachel Flemming scored her first goal of the season, helping the Anteaters (7-6-1, 1-1-0) to a 1-0 win over UC Davis (5-4-2, 0-2-0) in Irvine on Sunday.
Each of the Aggies‘ 11 games have been decided by one goal or fewer. Junior forward Marisa Boge led the way for UC Davis, recording four of its nine shots. Sophomore goalie Sarah Peters had five saves.
The loss concludes a six-game, five-city road trip. The Aggies won the first four before closing things out with a pair of Big West Conference defeats.
UC Davis returns to Aggie Soccer Stadium to face UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Highlanders (5-7-1, 0-2-0) are the lone Big West team with an overall record below .500. The Titans are 6-6-1 overall and 1-1-0 in conference.
Two men’s doubles teams advanced to Saturday play at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic, but neither could come away with the win.
Juniors Nic Amaroli and Hunter Lee fell to Fresno State’s pairing of Remi Boutillier and Rikus DeVilliers, 8-2, in the Doubles A Round of 16.
Freshman Chris Aria and junior Kevin Liang were defeated by Steven Henderson and Guatam Vaidyantham of UC Irvine by an identical score in the Doubles B Quarterfinals.
The lone Aggie to qualify for the consolation Singles C Quarterfinals was freshman Nick Hallchurch, who was bested by Cal Poly’s Nick Berger, 6-3, 6-3.
UC Davis next competes in the ITA Northwest Championships in Berkeley. The five-day event begins Oct. 17.
– Adam Loberstein