Oct. 21, 2010
STOCKTON, Calif. - The UC Davis women's soccer team dropped their final road conference game vs. Pacific, falling 1-0 at Stagg Stadium in Stockton, Calif.
The Aggies were shutout for just the third time on the year, after getting out shot by the Tigers 18-7. With the loss, UC Davis dropped to 6-8-1 overall with a 1-4 mark in the Big West. Pacific improved to 7-6-3 and 4-2 in conference play.
Pacific controlled most of the action to start the game, posting nine unanswered shots before UC Davis put one on frame. The Tigers managed to convert on a goal in the 10th minute of play, thanks to a header from Alex Topp that found the back of the net.
The Aggies posted three shots on goal towards the end of the first half, but remained scoreless at halftime. After out shooting UC Davis 11-3 in the opening period, Pacific held on to a 1-0 lead at the intermission.
A physical second half had limited scoring opportunities, but plenty of cards handed out. There were six combined cards in the second period, including four yellows and one red card for the Aggies. Head coach MaryClaire Robinson received the red card and was ejected from the game in the 55th minute.
After all the cards, UC Davis had four shots in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net. Pacific had seven shots of their own, but never managed to increase their lead. The Tiger defense held up in the end, with Pacific taking the final 1-0 win.
Samantha Faber led the UC Davis offense with three shots for the game, one of which was on goal.
Kathleen Brandl and Maria Magana split time in goal for the Aggies and each tallied four saves, while Jill Medigovich earned the complete game win for the Tigers.
"At times they pressed us and we didn't handle it very well," said Robinson. "I give credit to Pacific because they deserved to win, but to be honest, I thought we have up a really soft goal."
"I thought our fight was really good tonight," continued Robinson. "Now we have three games left at home and I'm really looking forward to that."
UC Davis will return home for their final three games of the regular season, starting with Cal Poly on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.