UC Davis teams aimed at some of the best Pac-10 teams last weekend. While the men’s water polo and football team engaged California, the women’s soccer team took on both Oregon and Oregon State University as part of the University of Oregon Nike Tournament.
On Friday against the Ducks, defense would be the key difference. After an 11th minute goal by Kelsey Hones of Oregon, the defense would hold off a barrage of 10 shots in the first half. Oregon’s defense was just as good. Despite freshman Mary Beth Mazurek scoring her first collegiate goal as an Aggie, UC Davis only managed nine shots-compared to the Ducks’ 18 as UC Davis fell 3-1.
Oregon State played host to the Aggies on Sunday as the women’s soccer squad looked to rebound from a tough loss. The offensive tempo was high for both teams, but both teams were unable to score until late in the second half, where the Beavers’ Ashley seal scored in the 88th minute. The Aggies were unable to stage a last minute rally and fell 1-0 to the Beavers. The Aggies fell to 1-2 on the season.
The women’s soccer team will come home to host Cal State Bakersfield Friday at 5 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.
– Matt Wang