STOCKTON, Calif. - Nica Taglieri scored her first career goal in the 63rd minute, and Agustina Singh earned her third in as many matches four minutes later during Sunday's America East Conference contest in Stockton. But UC Davis' late charge ran out of time as Pacific handed the Aggies a 6-2 loss in their final road match of the season.
UC Davis will enter Friday's 3 p.m. season finale vs. Cal, at Aggie Field Hockey Facility, with a 4-12 overall record and a 0-5 mark in league play. The Tigers, a team the Aggies faced for the second time in a nine-day timespan at Pacific Field Hockey Turf, is now 13-4 and 4-1.
After the Tigers scored their final goal in the 62nd minute, UC Davis responded by scoring its first of the day 57 seconds later when Taglieri's shot, taken from the top of the circle, flew into the top left-hand corner of the cage.
The goal is the first of the sophomore forward's career.
Four minutes later, Singh recorded her team-high seventh strike of the season, and her third goal in as many matches, by forcing the Tigers' goalkeeper to bite on her deke just a few meters in front of goal. Once the keeper hit the ground, Singh pushed her shot towards the far post, out of the reach of Pacific's defenders to cut her team's deficit to four.
Singh is the second Aggie, in as many seasons, to record goals in three straight contests; Danielle Koehne accomplished this feat by scoring in the final three regular-season games of the 2015 campaign.
By scoring three goals within the first 13 minutes, Pacific jumped out to an early three-goal advantage. When the Tigers tacked on another two goals before halftime, Pacific's top two scorers -- Marguerite van Wyk and Alicia Muinos, a pair that is now responsible for a combined 30 goals this season -- helped their team take a sizable lead into halftime.
As was the case last year, UC Davis will host Cal in its final home event of the season. Before action begins at Aggie Field Hockey Facility, the program will honor seven student-athletes during its Senior Day ceremony.