Teams: UC Davis at Cal State Northridge
Records: Aggies, 6-4-3 (1-2-1); Matadors, 5-7-1 (0-2-0)
Where: Matador Soccer Field – Northridge, Calif.
When: Today at 2:30 p.m.
Who to watch: Tied at one goal apiece with eight minutes to play against Cal State Fullerton, junior forward Marisa Boge’s blast from 15 yards out gave the Aggies their first Big West Conference win of the season on Sunday.
A Bishop O’Dowd High School graduate, Boge leads UC Davis in goals (three), points (eight), shot-on-goal percentage (.541) and game-winners (two).
Did you know? UC Davis‘ lone Big West victory last season came against Cal State Northridge. The Aggies bested the Matadors 2-1 at Aggie Soccer Stadium on Oct. 5 2007. Samantha Faber netted both UC Davis goals, while Sarah Peters notched seven saves.
Preview: After dropping their first two Big West contests, the Aggies turned things around last weekend.
UC Davis battled UC Riverside to a scoreless tie on Friday before knocking off Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. The four points moved the team into a tie for fourth place in the conference.
The Aggies will be looking for more of the same as they square off against Cal State Northridge. The Matadors have won only five of their 13 games despite having scored just one goal less than their opponents.
Cal State Northridge, however, has protected its home turf, posting a 3-0-1 record at home. But UC Davis has won four of its past six on the road, meaning something will have to give at Matador Soccer Field this afternoon.