Republic FC will host the Ventura County Fusion on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a second-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Cosumnes River College.
The 101st U.S. Open Cup, the oldest cup competition in the United States, features a record 80 teams this season in a single-elimination event that includes all 16 Major League Soccer teams, all 14 USL Pro teams and all eight North American Soccer League teams.
The Fusion, an amateur team, defeated Oakland’s CD Aguiluchos USA 2-1 in the first round Wednesday.
Republic FC coach Preki will not coach Wednesday’s match because he is suspended for the first two matches of U.S. Open Cup play after an incident in 2009 when he coached Chivas USA.
The winner will host the winner of Wednesday’s Orange County Blues FC-Fresno Fuego match in the third round May 28.
Republic FC season-ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the $10 tickets through the club. Any extra tickets will be available for purchase next week.
– Bill Paterson
UC Davis making a bid for a spot in NCAA golf finals
The UC Davis women’s golf team is three shots out of the coveted eighth spot after two rounds of the NCAA Division I West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash. The top eight teams advance to the NCAA finals.
Paige Lee had a 4-over-par 76 to lead the way for UCD, according to the school’s website. She is tied for 30th with teammate Betty Chen (77). The Aggies enter the final round at 608. USC leads the tourney at 578.
• The Sacramento State softball team split two games in Pocatello, Idaho, and was eliminated from the Big Sky Conference tournament, according to the Hornets’ website. The Hornets (25-21) beat Northern Colorado 4-0 and lost to Idaho State 10-7.
• Christa Castello tripled in the tying run and scored the winning run on a Kimberly Pena single as host UCD rallied for two in the bottom of the seventh and swept a doubleheader from Hawaii, according to the Aggies’ website. UCD won the first game 5-1 and the second game 4-3.
• Austin March had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the UCD baseball team (20-25) to a 7-2 win over Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., according to the Aggies’ website.
• The Sac State women’s tennis team (12-17) lost 4-0 to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Los Angeles, according to the Hornets’ website.
– Bee Sports staff