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Lion's Visit Playoff Rival Academica SC In Saturday Night Showdown

The Lion's continue their three match road tour to kick off the 2020 season with a trip to NPSL National Playoff rival Academica SC this Saturday night.

Last season, Davis played at Academica in the memorable "Monsoon Match" that end with a flurry of goals and a 2-2 final scoreline.

FC Davis vs Academica at the 2019 "Monsoon Match"

The team will receive a personnel boost as four Lion's return to the line-up after missing the 1-1 draw against Sacramento Gold.

Lizandro Torres, Jacob Rudolph, Miguel Acevedo and Evan Barrett are suiting up for the visitors as they take the field at one of the most difficult places to play in the country.

Aided by the 209 Brigade, the side from Turlock is known for their festive atmospheres during home matches.

Academica SC is coming off a 3-0 victory over Sonoma County Sol. The men from Turlock hit three past the Sol while benefiting from a early second half red card.

This meeting marks the first match between the two sides since Academica shocked the 2019 NPSL Golden Gate Conference champions in the first round of the NPSL National Playoffs.

Davis dropped the match 1-3 after squandering numerous chances when up 1-0 only to see Academica SC score three goals in the final fifteen minutes to steal a victory.

Davis at Academica will be streamed live on-line and will be posted to all FC Davis social media accounts.

Davis will have to wait two more weeks for their 2020 home opener when El Farolito visits The Lion's Den on Saturday, March 28th at 7:00pm.


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