COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air Force's John Sims scored twice -- once in each half -- on Sunday afternoon at the Cadet Soccer Field, helping stake the host Falcons to an early advantage en route to a 3-0 non-conference win over visiting UC Davis in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Aggies suffered their third consecutive defeat, falling to 3-5 overall heading into their non-conference finale at Saint Mary's on Thursday (Sept. 21) at 4 p.m. Air Force, receiving votes in the latest national polls, improved to 6-1 overall with the win.
Klint Parker put the Falcons ahead in the 29th minute with his third goal of the season before Sims struck for his first of the day nine minutes later, staking Air Force to a 2-0 lead at the break.
Senior Evan Barrett, junior Matt Baringer, and sophomore Adam Mickelson, each finished with shots on goal for the Aggies, but none found the back of the net as Sims capped the scoring for the Falcons on a header with 44 seconds remaining in the match for the final tally.
UC Davis finished with 10 shots, led by two apiece from Baringer and Roy Boateng, while nine different players accounted for 12 shots by Air Force, three players finishing with two apiece.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
UC Davis (3-5) vs. Air Force (6-1)
Date: Sep 17, 2017 Attendance: 180
Weather: Overcast, light wind, 55 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UC Davis............ 0 0 - 0
Air Force........... 2 1 - 3
1. 28:57 AFA Parker, Klint (3) (unassisted)
2. 37:25 AFA Sims, John (Dewing, Austin)
3. 89:16 AFA Sims, John (Strever, Isaac)
Shots: UC Davis 10, Air Force 12
Saves: UC Davis 5 (Lapsley, Wallis 5), Air Force 3 (Seazzu, Andrea 3)
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