UC Davis scores early, Cal State Fullerton nets the equalizer on a penalty kick in the final minutes
UC Davis will host San Jose State in Friday's home opener; face Quinnipiac two days later in first-ever head-to-head match
Inaugural games of the season include trips to area rival and San Diego State
UC Davis is one of five teams battling for two spots at this year's Big West Tournament; women's soccer program to honor eight graduating student-athletes in Sunday's Senior Day ceremony
This week's matches present inaugural opportunity to reach coaching milestone
2014: Tied for No. 3 on the team with one assist... Started 5 of 7 games played... Scored her first collegiate goal, and recorded her inaugural collegiate points vs. Cal State Fullerton (10/5)... Also took one shot at Nevada (9/19).
2013: Competed in three games: vs. Iowa (8/30), at Utah (9/13) and Utah Valley (9/15).
2012: Named a starter in 12 of 14 games played... Recorded two points on an assist earned against Fresno State (8/17) and Lamar (9/21).
ST. MARY'S HS '11: Helped lead Rams to 104-8-12 combined record in four seasons as a center back... Enjoyed best statistical year as a junior, tallying a goal with four assists... Team went 10-0-0 in Tri-City Athletic League every year, outscored opponents by 510-48 margin, and advanced to Sac-Joaquin Section finals every year in her career... Earned All-TCAL honors in 2011... Voted Most Inspirational/Loyal in 2009... CSF Lifetime and National Honor Society member... Played club ball for San Juan Spirits (Sacramento, Calif.).
PERSONAL: Born in Lodi, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Curt and Sharon Paul... Proudest personal accomplishment was setting SMHS two-mile record... If she won $1 million, she would start a soccer program for underprivileged children around the world.