Oct. 15, 2009
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Cal Poly scored a first-half goal that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 women's soccer victory against UC Davis Thursday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Cal Poly entered the game leading the Big West and improved to 10-5-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the conference. UC Davis fell to 6-6-1 on the year and 1-3-0 in the Big West.
Cici Kobinski provided all of the scoring Cal Poly would need with a goal in the 19th minute. It was set up by a pass from Bianca Burright from near midfield. Kobinski ultimately fired a shot in from about 10 yards out that nestled inside the right post to give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead.
The tightly-contested game featured a total of 27 shots. The Aggies finished with a 14-13 edge in that category, including a 6-4 advantage in the first half. The Big West's leading scorer, Rochelle VanBuskirk, was held to two shots on the night. Marisa Boge led UC Davis with five opportunities. Katie Webb added two shots, and five other Aggies had one shot each.
Coral Hoover posted her seventh shutout of the season for Cal Poly. Both Hoover and Aggie keeper Sarah Peters finished with seven saves.
UC Davis returns to action Sunday when it hosts Pacific at noon in a Big West battle at Aggie Soccer Stadium.