Nov. 2, 2012
NO. 1 SEED ON THE LINE ON SATURDAY
The UC Davis men's soccer team closes the regular season on Saturday against Sacramento State at Aggie Soccer Field.
Kick off begins at 3 p.m. and a pregame ceremony for Senior Day will also highlight the match.
FOLLOW THE AGGIES LIVE
A live internet-only audio broadcast will be available for Saturday's game against Sacramento State.
Gametracker live stats will also be provided.
Visit ucdavisaggies.com to access the links.
Aggie Pack Event - Soccer scarves will be distributed to the first arriving UC Davis students with valid UC Davis student ID compliments of the West Village
SCOUTING SACRAMENTO STATE (8-7-2, 5-3-1 BIG WEST)
Sacramento State remains in second place in the Big West standings after dropping a 2-1 decision to UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday.
Playing down a man for most of the game, Chimdum Mez tied the game with his first career goal in the 39th minute, but the Gauchos scored the gamewinner in the 54th minute.
Isaac Ikyurav and Gabe Silveira have each scored five goals for the Hornets while Chris Sandoval has four goals on the year.
Ikyurav and Alex Lopez have each contributed four assists.
Goalkeeper Bryan Oliver owns a 1.38 goals against average and has made 97 saves on the season... He ranked 7th nationally in saves in games through Oct. 28.
ALL-TIME AGAINST SACRAMENTO STATE
With the addition of Sacramento State to the Big West Conference in men's soccer only, the Aggies and Hornets now meet twice a year instead of just once.
After a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State on Oct. 20, UC Davis is now 9-5 all-time against the Hornets.
The Aggies own a 3-1 record in games against the Hornets at Aggie Soccer Field.
THE BIG WEST BREAKDOWN
A win on Saturday against Sacramento State would seal UC Davis as the No. 1 seed in the Big West Conference North Division.
UC Davis sits on top of the standings with 18 points while Cal Poly and Sacramento State are second with 16 points.
Cal Poly faces UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at 7 p.m.
A tie coupled with a Cal Poly loss would also keep the Aggies as the No. 1 seed.
GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK
UC Davis will say goodbye to three seniors on Saturday prior to the start of the game.
Mustafa Chopan is a 2012 team captain who has appeared in all 18 games for UC Davis this season... His academic success is even more impressive than his on-the-field success as he is an academic All-American who ranks in the top one percent of over 2,000 seniors in the College of Biological Sciences.
John Joslin has played in all but two matches of his Aggie career and has registered eight career goals as a central midfielder... He will graduate with a degree in human development.
Ethan Shawlee has commanded the Aggie defense throughout his five-year career and has led UC Davis to wins over nationally-ranked programs including UCLA and Tulsa... He will graduate with a degree in sociology.
CAL POLY 1, UC DAVIS 0 (OCT. 31)
Mackenzie Pridham scored in the 50th minute and UC Davis was unable to match as Cal Poly claimed a 1-0 victory in a key Big West matchup on Wednesday at Aggie Soccer Field.
Alex Aguiar led the Aggies with four shots... Omar Zeenni made three saves.
COMING UP NEXT
The Big West Conference Tournament begins on Nov. 7 at campus sites.