DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis junior Matt Baringer scored three minutes apart in the second half to erase an early first-half deficit, but visiting Chico State tied things up late to forge a 2-2 draw in an exhibition match on Sunday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field.
The contest marked the only warm-up for the Aggies prior to their season-opener on Friday (Aug. 25) as they hit the road to take on SMU in Dallas at 7:00 p.m. CT. UC Davis then hosts San Francisco in its home opener three days later on Monday (Aug. 28) at 5 p.m.
Joshua Belda gave the Wildcats the early lead with his goal in the 33rd minute, getting a step behind the defense and slotting a one-timer in stride to the right post for the 1-0 lead.
It stayed that way until midway through the second half when Baringer caught fire, finding the equalizer in the 72nd minute after Greg Salazar played a long cross to the right side that was headed back to the left by Marte Formico. That's where the ball found the head of Baringer, who headed it home to tie the score.
The Piedmont, Calif., native then completed the brace with his second goal in the 75th minute, again off a ball played into the box by Formico on a cross that went uncleared. Baringer one-timed a volley at the left post, beating goalkeeper Triston Montoya for a 2-1 advantage.
Chico State did not go quietly, rallying to tie the match once again in the 83rd minute off the foot of Sasha Peranteau. The Aggies were whistled for a foul just outside the box on the left side, setting up a free kick from 19 yards for the Wildcats. Peranteau looped a shot to the near post that clipped the glove of the UC Davis keeper and ricocheted in off the post to make it 2-2.
Both teams managed 13 shot attempts on the day, with Chico State taking all three attempts in the two overtime periods combined. Sophomore goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley finished with three saves for the Aggies, who had 11 different players finish with shots -- two each from Miguel Acevedo and Baringer.
Chico State (EXHIBITION) vs. UC Davis (EXHIBITION)
Date: Aug 20, 2017
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Chico State......... 1 1 0 0 - 2
UC Davis............ 0 2 0 0 - 2
1. 32:09 CHICO Belda, Joshua (Arceta, Eruvey) - thru ball behind defense, one-timer in stride to right side
2. 71:44 UCD Baringer, Matt (Salazar, Greg;Formico, Marte) - long cross, headed into box, headed to right post
3. 74:47 UCD Baringer, Matt (Formico, Marte) - corner not cleared, headed into the 6 by 15, one-time volley by 11
4. 82:02 CHICO Peranteau, Sasha (unassisted) - off free kick from just outside box, off GK hands & post & in
Shots: Chico State 13, UC Davis 13
Saves: Chico State 2 (Montoya, Triston 1; Lewis, Damion 1), UC Davis 3 (Lapsley, Wallis 3)