Aug. 30, 2012
AGGIE ROAD TRIP CONTINUES IN COLORADO
The UC Davis men's soccer team continues a four-game road trip in Colorado and look to keep their two-game unbeaten streak alive against Air Force and Denver.
The Aggies and the Falcons face off on Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. (PT) at Cadet Soccer Stadium.
UC Davis will then take on Denver on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. (PT).
FOLLOW THE AGGIES LIVE
Live stats will be available for both matches... Visit www.ucdavisaggies.com to access the links.
For a fee, Denver will broadcast Sunday's contest via its Pioneer Vision video platform... Visit www.denverpioneers.com for more information.
SCOUTING AIR FORCE
Friday's game marks the 2012 home opener for Air Force after the Falcons dropped their season opener to Army by a 3-0 margin at West Point.
Head coach Doug Hill begins his sixth season and led the Falcons to a 12-6-2 record in 2011... It was the team's first winning season since 2003... Air Force was picked to finish third in the MPSF.
Air Force returns nine starters and 19 total letterwinners from the 2011 squad including All-Far West Region selection and senior team captain Kevin Durr.
Durr led the squad with 22 points on six goals and 10 assists in 2011... His 10 assists ranked him seventh nationally.
Goalkeeper Matt Underwood earned all-conference honorable mention accolades for the second straight season and posted a 0.97 goals against average in 2011.
ALL-TIME AGAINST AIR FORCE
Friday's game marks the third meeting between the two teams... In records dating back to the 1990 season, UC Davis is 1-0-1 all time against Air Force.
The teams last met on Sept. 27, 2008 in Davis with the Aggies claiming a 4-1 win.
The lone other meeting took place at Air Force on Sept. 16, 2005 with the teams finishing in a 1-1 double overtime draw.
Denver opens its 2012 home schedule this weekend as well, hosting Drexel on Friday before Sunday's matchup with UC Davis.
Most recently, Denver came within four seconds of tying No. 5 UNC Charlotte over the weekend, but the 49ers scored in double overtime to win the game.
The Pioneers finished last season with a 5-11-3 overall record and returns senior Drew Beckie who was an All-MPSF first team selection.
Senior midfielder Mark Weigand was an all-conference honorable mention while sophomore goalie Oliver Brown recorded two shutouts as a freshman in 2011.
The 2012 recruiting class was ranked ninth in the nation by College Soccer News.
Head coach Bobby Muuss is in his sixth season at DU and has led the Pioneers to two MPSF regular season titles in his tenure.
ALL-TIME AGAINST DENVER
Since the 1990 season, UC Davis and Denver have met on three different occasions with the Aggies owning a 2-1 record against the Pioneers.
The teams last met on Nov. 22, 2008 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with UC Davis taking a 4-0 win in Davis.
In 2005, Denver topped the Aggies 2-1 on Sept. 18 in Davis... The teams also faced off in Denver on Sept. 4, 1993 with UC Davis taking a 2-1 victory.
UC DAVIS 0, CSU BAKERSFIELD 0 (AUG. 27)
Omar Zeenni made three saves in his second straight shutout to hold CSU Bakersfield to a double overtime scoreless draw on Monday at Main Field in Bakersfield.
UC Davis recorded 11 shots, just two of which were on frame, while also winning five corner kicks.
OFF TO A HOT START
UC Davis is carrying a two-game unbeaten streak into the weekend as the Aggies are 1-0-1 to start 2012.
The Aggies have also registered two shutouts to start the season and have not allowed a goal in 200 minutes of action.
The last time UC Davis was unbeaten to start the season was in 2005... The Aggies went 3-0-1 in their first four games.
UC Davis last shut out its first two opponents of the year in 2000, topping Fresno Pacific 3-0 and West Washington 2-0 before going on to win four games in a row.
COMING UP NEXT
UC Davis closes out a four-game homestand on Sept. 6 at San Francisco... Kick off is set for 7 p.m.
The Aggies then return home to host UCF on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.