Sept. 4, 2009
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Marisa Boge scored three goals to help lead UC Davis past Cal State Bakersfield, 5-0, in a non-conference women's soccer game Friday night in Bakersfield. The senior scored all of her goals in the first half as the Aggie built a 4-0 halftime lead. Rochelle VanBuskirk scored her third goal of the season while freshman Alexis Knudtson capped off the scoring in the second half.
The win keeps UC Davis unbeaten and improves its record to 2-0-1 on the year. The Roadrunners dropped to 2-3. The five-goal margin was the most lopsided victory for the Aggies in nearly three years and the most lopsided win on an opponent's field in 14 years.
It took almost 18 minutes for the Aggies to score their first goal as Boge connected on a breakaway to give UC Davis a 1-0 lead. Six minutes later it was Boge once again, on an assist from Jenna Brehmer, to put the Aggies up 2-0.
UC Davis kept the dominant first half going in the 33rd minute when VanBuskirk scored on an assist by Jordan Martin. In the 41st minute, VanBuskirk set up Boge for her third goal and the Aggies had a commanding 4-0 lead.
The only score in the second half also belonged to the Aggies as Knudtson scored in the 70th minute. Anna Quigley assisted the freshman on her first collegiate goal, and UC Davis led 5-0.
Boge and VanBuskirk accounted for 10 of the Aggies' 14 shots as both took five attempts each. UC Davis outshot CSUB, 14-7. Sarah Peters and Kathleen Brandl combined for the shutout in goal. Peters played the first 75 minutes before Brandl stood guard for the final 15.
Boge's hat trick is the first of her Aggie career and the first for the program since Sept. 14, 2007, when Dayna Dumont scored all three goals in a 3-1 win at home against San Francisco. The five goals for the Aggies are the most since Sept. 22, 2006, when UC Davis defeated Alabama State, 8-0 in Jackson, Miss. The last time the Aggies won a game by as many goals on an opponent's home field was Sept. 8, 1995, when UC Davis posted a 7-0 win at Cal Poly Pomona.
UC Davis is next in action Sept. 10 when it faces Montana in Missoula, Mont.