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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Women’s Soccer Preview

Teams: UC Davis at Cal State Fullerton; at UC Riverside

Records: Aggies, 6-8-1 (1-5-0); Titans, 4-8-5 (2-3-1); Highlanders, 5-8-4 (0-5-1)

Where: Titan Stadium – Fullerton, Calif.; UCR Soccer Stadium – Riverside, Calif.

When: Friday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m.

Who to watch: Junior goalkeeper Sarah Peters was a Second Team All-Big West Conference selection in the 2008 season, leading a solid Aggie defense. She posted a 1.12 goal against average and tied for third in the conference with four shutouts.

This year the Petaluma, Calif. native is ranked fourth in the league with a total of 56 saves on the season. She averages less than two goals against per game.

Did you know? The Highlanders enter Sunday’s match on a seven-game winless streak.

UC Riverside’s most recent contest against Long Beach State resulted in a 1-1 tie. The tie ended a six-game losing streak, in which the Highlanders lost five straight conference matches.

Preview: The Aggies will travel south this weekend to play the Titans of Cal State Fullerton and the Highlanders of UC Riverside to finish out the 2009 season.

So far this season, UC Davis has only been able to come away with one win the Big West.

Cal State Fullerton is coming off a 0-0 tie to New Mexico, a game that continued into both sessions of overtime play.

UC Davis looks to conclude the season this weekend on a high note. Sophomore defender Aisha Lott has specific goals that she wishes to achieve this weekend.

“As a team, I definitely want to win [these next two] games,” Lott said. “We won two [conference matches] last year, and to be able to win three this year would be a big accomplishment.”

Lott also has intentions for her defensive unit alone.

“As a defender, I want a shut out,” Lott said. “We’ve had one shutout all season in 17 games. My goal would be to get two more shut outs.”

– Grace Sprague


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