Teams: UC Davis vs. Robert Morris
Records: Aggies, 2-3; Colonials, 1-3
Where: Aggie Stadium
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
Who to watch: Lauren Boyle is arguably the Aggies‘ defensive MVP at this stage in the season. Going into yesterday’s game against Vermont, Boyle led the team with 15 ground balls through five games.
The sophomore defender helped force some of California’s 23 turnovers in Sunday’s matchup in Berkeley. Though the Aggies lost 13-6, they won the turnover battle, committing only 13 against the Golden Bears.
Did you know? Robert Morris is a small private school in Moon Township, Penn. with an undergraduate student body of about 4,000.
The Colonials play in the North East Conference with the Qunnipiac Bobcats and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, whom the Aggies faced in New Britain, Conn. on Mar. 26.
Preview: UC Davis and Robert Morris appear evenly matched statistically heading into Saturday play. Robert Morris scores 10.49 goals per game compared to 8.63 for UC Davis.
The Colonials have scored one less goal through four games than the Aggies have scored through five, but the Aggies shoot a higher percentage.
UC Davis can get a win against Robert Morris with stifling defense from Boyle teaming with the Aggies‘ three-pronged scoring attack of Christina Corsa, Gina Hoffmire and Molly Lapolla.
– John S. Heller