Titans Fall 2-1 at UC Davis
Oct. 12, 2008
DAVIS, CA - UC Davis' Marisa Boge netted the game-winning goal with just under eight minutes to go and Lisa Kemp notched a pair of assists to help lift the host Aggies to a 2-1 victory over visiting Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon in Davis, Calif.
The loss was the second straight, and the fourth in the last five matches, for the Titans, who fell to 6-8-1 overall and 1-3 in Big West Conference play. UC Davis improved to 6-4-3 overall and earned its first conference win on the season, improving to 1-2-1.
It was the first win for the Aggies in the five-match series against Fullerton, which was held to a single goal after scoring multiple goals in each of its last five matches.
UC Davis took a 1-0 lead into the locker room at the half on Rachel Kahn's first goal of the year, but the Titans answered back to tie the match in the second period.
Senior Jenae Gibbens and freshman Stacey Fox tallied assists on the sequence that ended with sophomore Christina Murillo finding the back of the net from five yards out to make it 1-1. Gibbens has notched an assist in each of the team's last three matches and leads the team with five overall on the year.
That set the stage for Boge to come up big for the Aggies, taking a pass from Kemp and blasting home the winning goal from 15 yards out on the right side for her third score of the season.
Murillo, who led Cal State Fullerton with three shots on the day, had one more chance to tie the match in the 86th minute, but her shot was saved by UC Davis goalkeeper Sarah Peters, who made three stops to earn the victory. The Aggies outshot the Titans by an 18-7 margin, including a 9-2 advantage in the first half.
Freshman Margaret Dupes made five saves in net for Fullerton in the loss.
The Titans close out a three-match road trip with a game at UC Irvine on Friday night (Oct. 17) at 7 p.m. before returning home on Sunday (Oct. 19) at 6 p.m. against Long Beach State.