Things looked good for the women’s soccer squad before last weekend.
Unfortunately, on a road trip to Southern California last weekend, things came apart.
The Aggies first Big West Conference challenge would come from the Matadors on the road.
The Matadors struck first on a second-chance goal from Farryn Townley.
UC Davis equalized on a Bridget Berman goal in the 48th minute. Berman initially shot the ball a touch wide but she corralled the loose ball and put it back into the net as UC Davis would tie the score.
Cal State Northridge scored the deciding point in the 64th minute when Melissa Fernandez found the back of the net.
The Aggies second match of the weekend wasn’t as close.
UC Davis lost big to UC Irvine 6-0 to drop to 0-2 on the year in Big West play.
The Anteaters only out-shot the Aggies by one goal in the first half, but two of UC Irvine’s shots found the back of the net.
UC Davis struggled on both sides of the ball in the second half as UC Irvine scored four times after the break. The Aggies could only muster up two shots in the second half.
The Aggies return home to take on Cal State Fullerton Friday at 3 p.m.
– Matt Wang