Aggies Face Tigers in Final Big West Tune-Up

Nicole Bouvia and her women's soccer teammates will continue their nine-match road swing in Stockton Friday evening.
 
Nicole Bouvia and her women's soccer teammates will continue their nine-match road swing in Stockton Friday evening.
 

Sept. 24, 2013

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Sept. 20 vs. No. 19 Texas Tech:  L, 3-0
Sept. 22 at New Mexico: T, 0-0 (2OT)


THIS WEEK'S ACTION

Match 10

UC Davis Aggies (2-5-2)
at
Pacific Tigers (1-6-2)

Friday, Sept. 27 - 7:30 p.m.
Knoles Field - Stockton, Calif.

In-game Twitter Updates

The Last Meeting
UC Davis3
Pacific2
October 5, 2012
Stockton, Calif.
Drizin Opens And Closes Door On Tigers
Freshman Sienna Drizin scored UC Davis' first goal of the game and then scored the game-winner in the 88th minute as the Aggies downed host Pacific 3-2 in a Big West Conference women's soccer match on Friday night.

 

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will face a familiar opponent in its final match prior to its inaugural Big West event when the Aggies return to Knoles Field to face the Pacific Tigers. Kickoff for Friday's match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in-game Twitter updates are available @UCDavisInGame.

Friday's drive down I-5 is the second of the season for UC Davis; in its second match of the season, the Aggies faced Iowa in a neutral-site affair in Stockton.
 

SCOUTING PACIFIC
UC Davis' final match before conference competition will take place against a familiar opponent in Pacific. A former member of the Big West Conference, the Tigers are in the midst of their inaugural season in the West Coast Conference.

Pacific enters Friday's matchup with a 1-6-2 mark with the team's lone win taking place earlier this month against New Mexico. The Tigers earned ties against Drake in its tournament, the Pacific Soccer Classic, and against Lehigh at the Saint Mary's Classic.

Senior forward Maricela Padilla leads her team with three goals and is one of two players that have recorded seven points so far this season. With two goals and three assists to her credit, freshman forward Alex Hussar also sits alongside Padilla with an identical point total.

Junior forward Mirella Mattos and senior defender Brittni Beeman and have scored one and two goals respectively to complete the list of Tigers who are responsible for the team's offense.


 

 

Even though head coach Keith Coleman has utilized all three of his goalkeepers on roster, senior Tashia Long will most likely earn the starting nod against the Aggies. Long had made all but four of her team's 38 saves and holds a 1.75 goals against average.

UNOFFICIAL DAY IS ON ITS WAY
UC Davis women's soccer will host its annual fall UNofficial Visit Day on Friday, Oct. 18. This event provides prospective student-athletes in grades 9-12, and junior college, an opportunity to meet the coaches, academic advisors, support staff and tour the campus.

Registration will close on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. (PT); participants can send their registration form via e-mail at aggiesoccer@ucdavis.edu (please include "UNofficial Visit Day Registration" in the subject line) or fax at (530) 752-9340. 

Prospects can park in the North Entry Parking Structure, visitor lots 15 or 17 before checking-in at the Memorial Union Plaza located between the UC Davis Bookstore and Freeborn Hall.

At 10 a.m., everyone will have the opportunity to meet with the women's soccer coaching staff before participating in a seminar led by Amy Soud, athletics academic advisor, from 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

A midday lunch break is scheduled for noon; visitors can grab lunch at the Memorial Union, 3rd and U Café - located one block east of campus on 3rd St. - or in downtown Davis.               

Admissions and Initial Eligibility Coordinator Miriam Childs will host a 45-minute presentation from 1-1:45 p.m. and answer any NCAA eligibility and/or university admissions-related questions following lunch.

UNofficial Visit Day will conclude with a 75-minute campus tour that will start, and end, at Memorial Plaza. Prospects and accompanying visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

MARCH TO THE MILESTONE 




With 196 wins (and counting), UC Davis head coach Maryclaire Robinson is one of a handful of coaches with a realistic shot of reaching the 200 career victory milestone this season. In her 22nd year at the helm of the women's soccer program, she enters the 2013 campaign with a 194-160-31 career record and .544 winning percentage.

ONE TO REMEMBER
Freshman midfielder Andrea Damian and redshirt freshman Ashley Kawasaki each recorded their first collegiate goal to help the Aggies earn a more favorable result on each occasion. Damian's goal was the game-winner against Drake, UC Davis' last home game prior to its current nine-match road trip, Kawasaki helped the Aggies leave Utah with a 2-2 draw.



YOU CAN'T STOP HER, SHE CAN ONLY STOP YOU


Junior Taylor Jern has frustrated many opposing players as evident by her 46 saves, highest total recorded by a Big West goalkeeper entering this week's action. Jern's total is four saves higher than the conference's second-ranked `keeper, Cal State Fullerton's Lindsey Maricic.

FEW AND FAR BETWEEN
UC Davis captured its two ties of the year on Sept. 13, at Utah, and Sept. 22, at New Mexico, to further extend its recent record of success in overtime games. Since the start of the 2010 season, UC Davis has only lost one (9/7/12 vs. Cal) of its last 12 overtime matches.

TOP TOTALS



Entering the final week of matches before facing their Big West brethren, players that possess Big West top 10 statistical rankings (in parentheses) include: 







Shots: Lexi Poppoff - 16 (T-10)
Goals Against Average: Taylor Jern - 1.59 (8)



Save Percentage: Taylor Jern - .754 (5)



Saves: Taylor Jern - 46 (1)



Saves Per Game: Taylor Jern - 5.11 (2)



Shutouts: Taylor Jern - 2.0 (T-6)

COMPARED TO ITS CONFERENCE COMPETITION


Among all Big West team, UC Davis possesses the following team rankings (in parentheses): 





Shots: 104 (7)


Points: 18 (T-8)


Goals: 7 (T-8)


Goals Per Game: 0.78 (T-8)

Assists:
 4 (T-8)


Assists Per Game: 0.44 (T-8)


Goals Allowed: 15 (6)


Goals Against Average: 1.59 (6)


Saves: 47 (1)


Shutouts: 2 (T-6)


Fouls: 76 (T-8)


Corners: 37 (5)

RECORD BREAKDOWN



This season, UC Davis women's soccer is: 







2-5-2 overall



0-0 against Big West teams







2-0 at home



0-2-2 on the road



0-3 in neutral site games







0-2 against ranked opponents





0-0 at home vs. Big West teams



0-0 on the road vs. Big West teams

1-3-1 in shutouts



2-3 games decided by one goal



0-1 games decided by two or more goals



0-0-2 in overtime







2-0-1 when UC Davis scores first



0-5 when opponents score first







2-0 leading at halftime



0-4 trailing at halftime



0-1-2 tied at halftime

2-1 when the Aggies outshoot opponents



0-4-2 when opponents outshoot the Aggies



0-0 when shots are tied






2-1-2 when the Aggies take more corner kicks



0-4 when opponents take more corner kicks than the Aggies


0-0 equal number or corner kicks







1-3 when the Aggies commit more fouls



0-2-2 when opponents commit more fouls



1-0 equal number of fouls

TWO AGGIES EARN ALL-TOURNAMENT ATTENTION


For their efforts against Iowa and Drake on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, senior midfielder Ashley Edwards and senior forward Mary Beth Mazurek earned a spot on the Pacific Classic's All-Tournament Team.

Of Edwards' four combined shots, two were on goal; her only shot taken against Drake found the back of the net in UC Davis' one-goal victory over the Bulldogs.

JERN EARNS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD




Junior goalkeeper Taylor Jern received the inaugural Big West Defensive Player of the Week award for the 2013 season as announced by the conference on Monday, Aug. 26.

The Corona, Calif., native played all 90 minutes in UC Davis' season opener on Aug. 23 against the visiting Sacramento State Hornets in this year's Causeway Cup match. In addition to helping the Aggies' extend its unbeaten streak against their regional rivals to seven seasons, Jern also picked up her second career shutout.

Jern only recorded one save against the Hornets, but it came at a crucial point of the match as she redirected a point-blank attempt to keep Sacramento State from tying the score at one apiece.

She is the first Aggie to receive weekly accolades from the Big West since Lisa Kemp was named Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12, 2011, and the second to receive defensive recognition in three-year history of the award.

Maria Mangana was the other Aggie to capture defensive accolades; for her efforts throughout the final week of the 2010 season, Mangana was rewarded by the conference on Nov. 1, 2010.

ROAD WARRIORS




After starting the month of September with a 3-2 home victory against Drake UC Davis will not compete in another home event until Oct. 17, when Hawai'i visits Aggie Soccer Field for the first time as a Big West opponent. Between thatDrake match, and their inaugural conference home conference contest against the Rainbow Wahine, the Aggies will compete in nine consecutive matches on the road. 

Included in that block of action are two tournaments; UC Davis faced San Francisco (Sept. 6) and Cal (Sept. 8) at the San Francisco Tournament, before traveling to Albuquerque to compete against Texas Tech (Sept. 20) and host New Mexico (Sept. 22) at the Jack in the Box Classic.

Other non-conference road action will take place at Utah (Sept. 13), Utah Valley (Sept. 15) and against Pacific this week (Sept. 27). UC Davis will also open its conference schedule on the road at Long Beach State (Oct. 10) and at UC Irvine (Oct. 13).

The nine-game trip is the longest faced by any Big West team this season, Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine each scheduled the second-longest swing with four straight matches away from their respective fields.

I'LL HAVE ANOTHER



With its 1-0 Causeway Cup win over Sacramento State in its season opener on Aug. 23, UC Davis extended its unbeaten streak over the Hornets for another season in front of the Aggie faithful. UC Davis has not lost a Causeway Cup matchup in the last seven years, and has not been defeated at home by the Hornets in the last eight.

OFF TO A SOLID START




With its one-goal, shutout victory over Sacramento State, UC Davis has not dropped its last four season openers. The win also marked the second occasion within the last three years where the Aggies opened their season with a Causeway triumph.

TWO TIMES THE FUN



Responsible for UC Davis' game-winning goal against Sacramento State, her first ever, Haley Hughes found the back of the net in her only shot taken that afternoon to also record her second career goal. 

Junior goalkeeper Taylor Jern also recorded her second career shutout in a match that forced her to make only one save. 

AGGIES PICKED EIGHTH IN PRESEASON POLL




In this year's Big West Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, UC Davis received 22 votes and was selected to finish in eighth place. As voted upon by the head coach of all nine conference teams, Cal State Fullerton received five first place and 72 total votes to earn the title of preseason favorite to capture a conference title. 

Long Beach State and UC Irvine finished in a tie for second place with one first place and 62 total votes followed by Cal Poly, the recipient of the final two first place votes with its total of 59.

Cal State Northridge occupied fifth place with 54 votes, followed by UC Santa Barbara (30), Hawai'i (27), UC Davis and UC Riverside (17) in sixth through ninth place respectively.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE AGGIES' ROSTER



Included below is a breakdown of UC Davis 2013 roster by class, primary position and hometown.

Freshmen (15): Jill BilodeauxNicole BouviaBrooke CareyAndrea DamianKatie FosterDana GrangerHailey JenkinsAshley KawasakiTaylor LockeMari PastorBriana Pompa-HoganKate Ranahan Audrey RomanoNicole SmolinskiEmma Tinloy




Sophomores (9): Sienna DrizinCharlotte EllbergJenna GrandeHaley HughesLindsey O'TousaLauren PaulJulia ShockleyAna Marija SolaTina Yeghiayan




Juniors (4): Stephanie BellEmily IrionTaylor JernLexi Poppoff




Seniors (6): Kiele ArgenteBridget BermanAshley EdwardsHannah HicksKirstin HolmbergMary Beth Mazurek

Goalkeepers (3): Brooke CareyKatie FosterTaylor Jern




Defenders (10): Nicole BouviaCharlotte EllbergJenna GrandeHailey JenkinsLindsey O'TousaLauren PaulKate RanahanJulia ShockleyNicole SmolinskiAna Marija Sola




Midfielders (13): Jill BilodeauxBridget BermanAndrea DamianAshley EdwardsDana GrangerHannah HicksKirstin HolmbergEmily IrionAshley KawasakiMari Pastor,Briana Pompa-HoganEmma TinloyTina Yeghiayan




Forwards (8): Kiele ArgenteStephanie BellSienna DrizinHaley HughesTaylor LockeMary Beth MazurekLexi PoppoffAudrey Romano,

California (33): Kiele ArgenteStephanie BellJill BilodeauxBridget BermanNicole BouviaBrooke CareyAndrea DamianAshley EdwardsCharlotte EllbergKatie FosterJenna GrandeDana GrangerHannah HicksKirstin HolmbergHaley HughesEmily IrionHailey JenkinsTaylor JernAshley KawasakiTaylor LockeMary Beth MazurekLindsey O'TousaLauren PaulMari PastorBriana Pompa-HoganLexi PoppoffAudrey RomanoJulia ShockleyNicole SmolinskiAna Marija SolaKate RanahanEmma TinloyTina Yeghiayan




Nevada (1): Sienna Drizin

SNEAK PEEK


Upcoming matches involving UC Davis women's soccer, the final ones of its current nine-match road swing include: 



Thursday, Oct. 10: at Long Beach State - 7 p.m. 
Sunday, Oct. 13: at UC Irvine - 1 p.m.