The margin of victory was one goal or fewer in each of the Aggies‘ 13 games entering play on Friday.
That changed for the worst at Cal State Northridge.
The Matadors netted both of their goals in the second half en route to a shutout victory of the Aggies. Cal State Northridge improves to 6-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in Big West Conference play, while UC Davis slides to 6-5-3, 1-2-0.
The win snapped a seven-game winless skid for the Matadors.
Senior Gabina Bohlman and junior Jordan Martin recorded three shots apiece for the Aggies. Sophomore Sarah Peters tallied a game-high seven saves.
UC Davis wraps up its home schedule this weekend against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
The Aggies then conclude regular season play on Nov. 2 at Pacific.
Men’s and women’s swimming
UC Davis only competed on one day of the two-day Pacific Invitational, and that’s all the team needed to make an impact.
Juniors Scott Weltz and Heidi Kucera and sophomore Linda Hermann each notched individual wins at the Chris Kjeldson Pool on Saturday.
Weltz’s victory in the 200-yard individual medley came in his first meet back with UC Davis after redshirting last season to focus on the U.S. Olympic Trials. He finished with a time of 1:52.70.
Kucera and Hermann picked up wins in the 200 breast and 500 freestyle, respectively.
The men’s team also excelled in both relay events. The 200 free team of seniors Trent Richardson and Evan Kraus, junior Russ Underwood and freshman Alex Daneke finished third with a time of 1:26.58.
The 800 free team of seniors Adam Pluemer and Alex Arbios, junior Ed Morrison and freshman Derek Baldwin posted a 7:16.88, which was also good for third.
UC Davis next hits the water on Saturday at UC Santa Cruz. The dual will begin at 2 p.m.