SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Senior Miguel Acevedo scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation, but visiting UC Davis could not overcome a three-goal first-half deficit on Friday night, falling to host San Jose State, 3-2, at Spartan Soccer Stadium.
The Aggies, who have scored multiple goals in each of their first three contests of the season, fell to 1-2 overall on the year, while the Spartans evened their mark at 1-1.
Acevedo scored in the 85th and 87th minutes as he helped spearhead a UC Davis flurry in the final 10 minutes. The two goals were his first of the season and matched his career total coming into the 2017 campaign.
San Jose State jumped out to the early lead with a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes -- the first on a penalty kick 4:34 into the contest -- and added a third with just 15 seconds remaining in the half on Andy Rios' second score of the night.
San Jose native Jon Laughlin, who entered in relief between the pipes at the start of the second, made a pair of saves on shots by Miguel Castillo as the Spartans kept the heat on, but the Aggies' defense held firm, allowing just one shot the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, UC Davis began turning up the heat on offense, pushing the tempo before Acevedo got the Aggies' rally started with just over five minutes to play. The Pacoima, Calif., native put his head on a throw-in for his first goal of the night and followed it up just over two minutes later, slotting home a shot to the near post off a cross by freshman Jacob Rudolph, who was credited with his first career assist.
Acevedo finished with a team-high three shots -- all on frame -- for the match, while Castillo finished with three to pace the Spartans.
UC Davis closes out the weekend on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 3) at 4 p.m., hosting CSU Bakersfield in the second match of a doubleheader with the Aggie women, who host UNLV at 1 p.m.
UC Davis (1-2-0) vs. San Jose State (1-1-0)
Date: Sep 1, 2017 Attendance: 223
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UC Davis................ 0 2 - 2
San Jose State........ 3 0 - 3
1. 4:34 SJSU Rios, Andy (1) Penalty kick
2. 15:10 SJSU Romero, Jeremy (1) (Allen, Max;Valdovinos, Carlos) - ASSISTED BY 8 AND 17 PUT INTO THE GOAL BY 23
3. 44:45 SJSU Rios, Andy (2) (Allen, Max;Castillo, Miguel) - off coner by 8 and tucked inside for a post
4. 84:37 UCD Acevedo, Miguel (1) (unassisted) - header in off of throw in
5. 86:44 UCD Acevedo, Miguel (2) (Rudolph, Jacob) - shot to the near post off cross
Shots: UC Davis 8, San Jose State 10
Saves: UC Davis 3 (Lapsley, Wallis 1; Laughlin, Jon 2), San Jose State 3 (Donaldson, Kris 3)