Portland, Ore. – The Eastern Washington women's soccer team faced a tough match against UC Davis on Sunday, Aug. 30, as they fell short to the Aggies 3-0. After holding UC Davis to a non-scoring first half, the Eagles fell short to the Aggies with an early goal in the second half and later goals during the 76th minute and 86th minute.
The Eagles drop to a 2-1-1 record coming off of a successful three-match unbeaten streak during their first three games of the season. UC Davis improves its record to 3-1-0.
After a scoreless 45 minutes, the Aggies broke the deadlock with a goal in the 46th minute, opening up a 1-0 advantage.
The match remained in the balance for the next 30 minutes as Eastern had a number of chances to even the score. That all changed when UC Davis found the back of the net for a second time on the day, scoring in the 76th minute. The Aggies would tack on a third goal late to seal the win.
The Aggies outshot the Eagles 13-4, recording seven shots on goal to Eastern's two.
Quoting Coach Bodnar:
"We played very poorly in the second half today. Obviously, it's a non- league game, and we are playing a lot of players trying to find out what does and doesn't work. The weekend was a very disappointing one for us. No excuses from us and we will get back to work Tuesday. UC Davis exploited a couple of weaknesses we've shown, and credit to them, but we flat just didn't show up in the second half today and that will get you a 3-0 score line."
Tweet of the Game:
Today's loss brought an end to a three-game unbeaten run that was good for EWU's best start in school history. The Eagles won their first two matches of the season for the first time and now sit tied for fourth in the Big Sky standings.
The Eagles will take the week to recover and prepare for their first conference match against Idaho at home on Monday, Sept. 7. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.