The Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team will look to snap its two-game losing streak when they host the UC Davis Aggies in a Big West conference match on Thursday.
The Titans have not had an ideal season so far with an overall record of 4-9, a 2-3 record at Titan Gym and a 1-3 record in conference play.
CSUFcurrently sits in eighth place in the Big West with 3 points, while Davis sits at No. 2.
Fullerton’s most recent matches have consisted of two tough losses at home to nearby conference rivals, UC Irvine and Long Beach State.
Against UC Irvine, CSUF jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before giving up two goals in the second half, with one of them being an own goal in the 66th minute.
Fullerton took on conference leader Long Beach State, before falling victim to a similar script.The Titans had a 1-0 lead once again before giving up two goals in the second half. The winning goal came toward the end of the second half after a Long Beach free kick was followed by a foul against Fullerton.
UC Davis is expected to be another tough opponent for Fullerton as they will be playing the first and second-place squads in the Big West in consecutive matches.
The Aggies are 8-4 overall, with a 3-1 conference record, which is good enough for nine points. They have also done well away from home with a 4-2 record in away matches and winning their lone neutral game.
Davis is coming off a 2-0 shutout win at Aggie Soccer Field against the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs last Sunday.
The Titans are led by senior midfielder Callie Petrey-Juarez who has five goals and three assists for a total of 13 points on the season.
She has one game-winning goal on the year and is the only Titan to attempt a penalty kick. Petrey-Juarez has been able to convert all three of her attempts.
Senior midfielder Haley Brown has helped the Titans on the offensive end and sits in second on the team with four goals and two assists, which has earned her 10 points this season.
The Titans have also gotten help from freshman midfielder Karla Rodriguez with four goals and one assist, which puts her third on the team with nine points. She has also been a catalyst in crunch time, with two game-winning goals during the year.
For the Aggies, sophomore midfielder Leslie Fregoso has performed terrifically up to this point in the season. Fregoso has four goals and six assists to put her at 14 points on the season. She also has a pair of game-winning goals through 12 matches.
Risa Yamada, sophomore midfielder for UC Davis, has also been dynamic on the field despite playing fewer minutes than Fregoso. She leads the team with five goals and is second with three assists, for a total of 10 points.
Redshirt senior midfielder Emma Hasco has made two goals and three assists for the Aggies, while freshman forward Emma Vane has three goals and an assist. Both players have seven points each this season.
The third game of the four-game homestand for the Titans will take place at Titan Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m.
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