Men's Soccer Looks to Close Regular Season on Top

Matt Sheldon is the reigning Big West Offensive Player of the Week. (Wayne Tilcock)
 
Matt Sheldon is the reigning Big West Offensive Player of the Week. (Wayne Tilcock)
 

Oct. 30, 2012

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AGGIES LOOK TO CLOSE REGULAR SEASON ON TOP
• The UC Davis men's soccer team will host its final two games of the regular season, beginning with a Wednesday matchup against Cal Poly.
• The Aggies and the Mustangs kick off at 3 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.

The Last Meeting
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October 16, 2012
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aggie Streak Ends in 1-0 Loss at Cal Poly
The UC Davis men's soccer team claimed a 15-9 shot advantage, putting up 11 shots in the second half alone, but a 25th-minute goal by Cal Poly proved to be the difference maker as the Mustangs claimed a 1-0 victory on Tuesday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo.

FOLLOW THE AGGIES LIVE
• A live internet-only audio broadcast will be available for Wednesday's game against Cal Poly.
• Gametracker live stats will also be provided.
• Visit ucdavisaggies.com to access the links.

WEDNESDAY PROMOTIONS
• Scary Deals - 2 for 1 admission
• Halloween Costume Contest at halftime
• Aggie Pack Event - Rally towels will be distributed to the first arriving UC Davis students with valid UC Davis student ID compliments of the West Village
• FREE admission for Junior Aggie Club members all season long

SCOUTING CAL POLY (9-6-1, 4-3-1 BIG WEST)
• Cal Poly snapped a two-game winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to Sacramento State... The loss dropped them into third place in the North Division standings.
• Junior Mackenzie Pridham scored his tenth goal of the season in the 66th minute against the Hornets... He becomes the first player in 16 years to reach the 10-goal plateau.
• Freshman goalkeeper Wade Hamilton made eight saves in the loss.
• Cal Poly ends its regular season on Saturday by hosting UC Santa Barbara.

ALL-TIME AGAINST CAL POLY
• After a 1-0 loss at Spanos Stadium on Oct. 16, UC Davis is now 8-10 all-time against the Mustangs.
• The Aggies, however, are 5-2 all-time against the Mustangs at Aggie Soccer Field.
• UC Davis has won the last five straight matches in Davis.

UC DAVIS 2, UC SANTA BARBARA 1 (OT) - OCT. 28
Matt Sheldon scored both Aggie goals on Sunday to lead UC Davis to a 2-1 overtime victory over UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium.
• It was the first time UC Davis has swept UC Santa Barbara in regular season play in program history.
• The win was also the first for UC Davis at Harder Stadium since 2008.
• Sheldon scored with just three seconds remaining in the first half, then put away the gamewinner in overtime to seal UC Davis' win.

SHELDON NAMED BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Sheldon's heroics against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday led to his second career Big West Offensive Player of the Week award.
• He came off the bench in the 22nd minute against the Gauchos, scoring his first goal with just three seconds remaining in the first half off a pass from Ramon Martin Del Campo.
• In overtime, Sheldon's first shot in the 95th minute was blocked by the UCSB defense, but he collected his own rebound and found the back of the net for the golden goal victory.
• The goals were the first of the year for Sheldon.

THE WILD, WILD BIG WEST
• UC Davis' win on Sunday gave the Aggies 18 points in the North Division and helped separate them from the rest of the field.
• Sacramento State defeated Cal Poly on Saturday to move into second place with 16 points.
• Cal Poly is third with 13 points... UCSB is fourth with 10 points.
• Cal State Northridge clinched the South Division with a 2-1 win at UC Riverside on Oct. 27.
• The Big West Tournament will be held Nov. 7 and 10 at campus sites.

COMING UP NEXT
• UC Davis will host Sacramento State on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field in the final regular season game of the year.