Teams: UC Davis vs. Long Island
Records: Aggies, 2-3; Blackbirds, 0-3
Where: Aggie Stadium
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Who to watch: Freshman Elizabeth Landry should be on her game on Sunday, as she has been building momentum over the last two contests.
Landry scored two goals against Davidson last Thursday and added a hat-trick on five shots against Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Did you know? The Aggies defeated the Blackbirds 9-2 when the teams met last March.
Hannah Mirza scored six goals in the match-up, while Anna Geissbuhler added three. Elizabeth Datino chipped in four assists.
Preview: After playing their first five games on away from Aggie Stadium, the Aggies will finally play their home opener on Sunday. The match is one of just two home games for the Aggies in March, with the second coming on March 18 against Central Connecticut.
UC Davis is coming off three straight losses and will be seeking to regain some momentum and rhythm this weekend.
Still, UC Davis can take some confidence from its past performances against Long Island. The Aggies maintain a 4-0 record against the Blackbirds over the last seven years.
Despite the impressive statistic, coach Elaine Jones does not believe that the previous games will play a part in Sunday’s match-up.
“Every year’s lineup is different,” she said. “Last year, we relied a great deal on the seniors to take the victory.”
The Aggies look forward to capturing a win and returning to the home crowd for a boost in morale and support.
“The team is very excited to play at home and will be ready for the game,” Jones said.
— Veena Bansal