Teams: UC Davis at California
Records: Aggies, 2-2 (2-2); Golden Bears, 3-3 (1-0)
Where: Memorial Stadium – Berkeley, Calif.
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Who to watch: Christina Corsa scored five points (two goals, three assists) in the Aggies‘ win Saturday against Fresno State.
Corsa, a sophomore attacker, is second on the team in overall points with 12. Her seven goals tie her for second in scoring with Gina Hoffmire. Molly Lapolla leads the team in overall points, goals and assists.
UC Davis will need scoring in bunches from Corsa and its other top scorers to cruise down I-80 and come back with a win.
Did you know? Do not let Cal’s 3-3 record deceive you. The Golden Bears‘ three losses came at the hands of three top-10 teams in Duke, Syracuse and Penn.
Though Cal lost decisively to all three, the fact that they’ve scheduled the best the nation has to offer speaks to the trajectory of its program.
UC Davis is also a team on the rise, so a win in Berkeley would be a big statement in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Preview: This game could be the most important of the Aggies‘ season to this point. The Bears are a potential barometer of the Aggies‘ development this season.
“I always think we can get a win over Cal,” coach Elaine Jones said.
UC Davis won Saturday at Aggie Stadium against Fresno State. On Sunday, the Aggies will try to duplicate that winning performance against a good California team at Memorial Stadium.
“It’s going to be a tough week of practice,” Jones said, “and I think that’s good.“
– John S. Heller