Aggies Host Causeway Rival Hornets On Sunday

Allison Kelly scored the game's lone goal at Sacramento State last season.
(Mark Honbo)

Aug. 27, 2011

DAVIS, Calif. - Local bragging rights will be on the line Sunday afternoon when Causeway Classic rivals UC Davis and Sacramento State face off in a nonconference women's soccer game at Aggie Soccer Field beginning at 1 p.m.

The Aggies have been idle since dropping a close 1-0 game to visiting Seattle last Sunday and are 1-1 overall. The Hornets dropped the first two games of their season but rebounded to beat The Master's College on Friday, 3-0.

UC Davis is 3-0-1 against Sacramento State since 2007, including a 1-0 road win last year that was keyed by Allison Kelly's goal in the game's fifth minute. The teams tied 1-1 in their last matchup at Aggie Soccer Field.

Despite the Aggies' recent success against the Hornets, head coach MaryClaire Robinson said Sunday's game will be tightly contested.

"The bottom line is it's going to be a great game," she said. "It's going to be physical, it's going to be hard and you'll see two teams that are going to battle for 90 minutes."

She said the goals for her team after last weekend's disappointing loss are straightforward.

"We've got to finish and we have to bring more energy for 90 minutes," said Robinson. "We've got find a complete game and we've got to finish the chances that we have."

UC Davis opened the season with a 2-0 win at the University of San Francisco on Aug. 19, scoring twice in 90 seconds during the game's final 10 minutes. Following Sunday's game, the Aggies will be off until traveling to face San Jose State on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.