DAVIS, Calif. -- Freshman Jake Haupt and senior Noah Wilson each scored their first goals of the season to stake host UC Davis to an early lead, and the Aggies did not surrender a goal during the run of play, handing visiting CSU Bakersfield a, 2-1, defeat on Sunday afternoon at the Aggie Soccer Field.
The result evened each team's record at 2-2 overall on the season as UC Davis led 2-0 at the break before a penalty kick in the final 10 minutes broke up the shutout for the Roadrunners.
Haupt, the newcomer from San Diego, Calif., put the Aggies ahead early, netting his first career goal on a header off a corner by Wilson just 6:13 into the match for the 1-0 advantage. It was the first of the freshman's career and the second time that UC Davis has tallied a goal in the first 10 minutes this season after senior Kyle Higgins found the back of the net just 7:30 into the match against San Francisco on Aug. 28.
The Aggies continued to pressure, taking the next seven shots before Wilson completed his three-point afternoon with his first of the year with six minutes to play before the half, making a run down the right side before shaking his defender, taking a touch toward the middle and sending a right-footed blast back across the goal to the far post to make it 2-0.
UC Davis opened the second period with the first five shots before the Roadrunners began to turn the tables, forcing goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley into a pair of saves in the 79th and 83rd minutes. CSUB then finally broke through in the 85th minute when Sebastian Mentel was taken down on the left-hand side of the box, awarding a penalty kick to the Roadrunners.
Jamie Carey-Morrell then stepped to the spot and put a shot into the right side of the net to bring Bakersfield to within a goal, but the visitors would come no closer.
Wilson and Haupt finished with three shot attempts apiece as 11 different Aggies finished with at least one shot on the night, leading UC Davis to a 15-6 advantage in the category. Six different players finished with a single attempt for the Roadrunners.
The Aggies look to remain unbeaten at home with a pair of contests at the Aggie Soccer Field next week, welcoming a pair of West Coast Conference foes in Loyola Marymount (Sept. 8) and San Diego (Sept. 10) to Northern California. Kick off is scheduled for 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.
CSU Bakersfield (2-2 Overall) vs. UC Davis (2-2 Overall)
Date: Sep 03, 2017 Attendance: 556
Weather: 100 deg., 20% humidity, hazy skies, no breeze
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
CSU Bakersfield..... 0 1 - 1
UC Davis............ 2 0 - 2
1. 6:13 UCD Haupt, Jake (1) (Wilson, Noah) - header at back right post off corner
2. 38:46 UCD Wilson, Noah (1) (unassisted) - takes it himself, right foot to left side
3. 84:24 CSUB Carey-Morrell, Jamie (2) Penalty kick
Shots: CSU Bakersfield 6, UC Davis 15
Saves: CSU Bakersfield 3 (Bell, Detre 3), UC Davis 3 (Lapsley, Wallis 3)
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