Event: UNLV Nike Invitational
Teams: UC Davis vs. Robert Morris; Central Arkansas
Records: Aggies 0-1; Colonials 0-1; Bears 1-0
Where: Las Vegas, Nev.
When: Friday at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Who to watch?: Freshman striker John Joslin scored his first collegiate goal in the Aggies‘ season opener Tuesday against San Jose State off of a cross from teammate Chris Leer.
Joslin, a native of Santa Ana, Calif., got UC Davis on the board first on Tuesday at Spartan Stadium.
Did you know? Though Joslin’s goal gave the Aggies the early lead in San Jose, the Spartans responded with four straight goals, all from different players, to grab the win in what was also their season opener.
Preview: UC Davis looks to rebound from the loss in the 2009 opener to San Jose State as they travel to Las Vegas for the UNLV Nike Invitational.
On Friday, the Aggies take on the Colonials of Robert Morris University. The Colonials, who hail from the Northeast Conference, travel out to Las Vegas from Pittsburgh, Penn. for the invitational tournament.
The Colonials also lost their season opener and enter Friday’s match looking for their first win of the 2009 campaign.
Sunday’s match-up pits UC Davis against the Bears of Central Arkansas. Central Arkansas, located in Conway, Ark. won their season opener by a score of 2-0 over Houston Baptist.
The Bears are an independent team for this season before they join the Mississippi Valley Conference in 2010.
This weekend‘s Nike Invitational, hosted by UNLV, presents an opportunity for UC Davis to rebound from their opening day loss and get in the win column at the expense of two non-conference teams.
Action kicks off Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Sin City.
After UC Davis travels to Las Vegas, the Aggies play at UCLA on Sept. 10 before returning home to take on Washington a week from Sunday in their home opener.
–John Heller XXX