Sept. 14, 2008
DAVIS, Calif. -
Dylan Curtis assisted Sule Anibaba's goal in the 22nd minute and helped on Quincy Amarikwa's strike six minutes later as No. 29 UC Davis earned a 2-0 victory over San Jose State in a non-conference men's soccer game in front of a season-high 760 fans at Aggie Soccer Stadium Sunday afternoon.
It marks the second shutout of the season for the Aggies and improves their record to 4-1 overall. The Spartans drop their first game of the year to fall to 2-1-1.
Anibaba opened the scoring in the 22nd minute as he took a pass from Curtis and slipped by Spartan goalkeeper Lewis Sweeney to notch his second goal in as many games. Anibaba nearly missed the back of the net about 10 minutes before with a shot that sailed just wide
Curtis recorded his second consecutive two-assist game and third overall when he found Amarikwa in the 29th minute to put UC Davis up 2-0. Amarikwa, who has also scored a goal in consecutive games, took a short pass from Curtis off a corner kick and drilled it past Sweeney on the right side of the goal. It marked Amaikwa's fifth goal of the season and the sixth assist for Curtis.
Both teams had their chances to score goals throughout the remainder of the game with each team taking two shots on goal. Amarikwa had three of the four Aggie shots on goal, the final two of which were saved by Lewis in the second half.
For the Spartans, Stephen Cordova and Josh Boemecke each managed a shot on goal in the second period. UC Davis goalkeeper Ryan McCowan saved both, including a leaping save on Cordova's shot early in the second half to win his fourth game of the season.
UC Davis outshot the Spartans by a 14-11 count and held a major advantage in corner kicks at 5-1. The game was a physical one that saw a total of 35 fouls and four yellow cards.
The Aggies head to San Diego next weekend for the The Soccer Post/Aztec Classic. UC Davis opens the tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday at San Diego before taking on San Diego State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
|San Jose State
|#29 UC Davis
GOALS - UC Davis: Sule Anibaba (Dylan Curtis), 22nd; Quincy Amarikwa (Dylan Curtis), 29th.
SHOTS - SJSU: 11 (Josh Boemecke 3. UC Davis: 14 (Quincy Amarikwa 5).
SAVES - SJSU: Lewis Sweeney, 2 (90:00). UC Davis: Ryan McCowan, 2 (90:00).
CORNERS - SJSU: 1. UC Davis: 5.
FOULS - SJSU: 14. UC Davis: 21.