Ryan Shaw's First Half Goal Gives UC Davis 1-1 Tie At Oregon State

Sept. 17, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Ryan Shaw's first-half goal was the only Aggie score of the afternoon but it was enough for UC Davis to come away with a 1-1, double overtime draw against Oregon State on the opening day of the Stephen Hensor/Joe Zaher Memorial Tournament at Lorenz Field.

With the tie the Aggies see their season record move to 1-3-1 on the season while the Beavers go to 2-4-1 overall.

In the 24th minute, the Aggies held possession along the right side of the field. Following a string of quick passes, Shaw ended up with the ball on the right side of the box and beat Beaver goalkeeper Jason Mariner for the first goal of the game. It was one of just two Aggie shots in the half. Oregon State finished the first 45 minutes of play with an 11-2 advantage in shots, but Aggie goalkeeper Charles Warne made four saves to preserve the Aggie lead.

In the second half Robbie Findley scored his fourth goal of the season in the 58th minute off a centering pass from Brett Gardner. Findley beat a defender and scored from 12 yards against Warne. Oregon State continued to dominate in the shots department, outshooting the Aggies 9-1 in the second half, but Warne was up to the task as he made two saves in the period to force overtime.

In the two overtime periods the Aggies managed just two shots while the Beavers got off three, forcing Warne to make one save. Mariner did not record a save all afternoon while Warne ended his day with seven.

Both teams played parts of the game a man down as Oregon State's Brian Johnson received a red card in the 84th minute, giving UC Davis the man advantage for the next 17 minutes. In the 102nd minute, Aggie junior defender Darren Hammond also received a red card, putting both teams at equal strength for the final nine minutes.

UC Davis finished the game with only five shots, all coming by Shaw. The senior from La Cañada registered his third goal of the season and now stands just two shy of Peter Faeth's career goals record of 39 at UC Davis.



UC Davis is next in action on Sunday as it remains in Corvallis, Ore., to face Vermont. Gametime is set for noon.