Sept. 5, 2003
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. - Junior Ryan Shaw's header in the second half proved to be the equalizer while both defenses held firm the rest of the way as UC Davis opened its 2003 men's soccer season with a 1-1 double-overtime tie against Nova Southeastern University in first-round play at the Nike Invitational Friday night on the campus of Barry University.
The Aggies are now 0-0-1 on the season while Nova Southeastern goes to 1-1-1.
The Knights opened the scoring midway through the first half as Adam Ludden redirected the ball in front of the Aggie net past goalkeeper Nic Platter for the 1-0 lead at the 30:13 mark. The score remained that way through halftime as both teams played even with seven shots each and two goalkeeper saves.
In the second half the Aggies finally got on the board as junior defender Brian Flynn sent a cross from the right side into the box where Shaw headed it past Knight goalkeeper Matt Bergantzel at the 64:32 mark, tying the score at 1-1. It would remain that way through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.
Both teams had chances in overtime as each took five shots in the extra periods, with Platter forced to make two saves.
For the night is was an evenly contested game as the Aggies held a 19-15 edge in shots, with Bergantzel coming up with seven saves and Platter five. Shaw's goal was the fifth-straight game dating back to last season in which the forward scored for UC Davis. Last year he led the Aggies with 13 goals and 30 points.
UC Davis will conclude its two-game swing through southern Florida on Sunday with a meeting against host Barry University. Gametime is set for noon PDT.
UC DAVIS MEN'S SOCCER
Nova Southeastern Univ. (1-1-1) 1 0 0 0 - 1
UC DAVIS (0-0-1) 0 1 0 0 - 1
GOALS - UCD: Ryan Shaw (Brian Flynn), 64:32. NSU: Adam Ludden (Matthew Parry), 30:13.
SAVES - UCD: Nic Platter 5; NSU: Matt Bergantzel 7.
SHOTS - UCD:19; NSU: 15.
FOULS - UCD 12; NSU: 16.
CORNERS - UCD: 3; NSU: 4.