Oct. 3, 2004
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Freshman Nicholas Lind scored a pair of goals, the second coming with just under a minute remaining, to lift UC Davis to a 2-1 victory over UC Riverside in a men's soccer game Sunday afternoon at UCR Soccer Stadium.
With the win the Aggies improve to 4-5-1 on the season while the Highlanders fall to 4-5.
The Highlanders started strong and had several early chances. Their efforts were rewarded when UCR found the net at 21:52. Senior forward Luc Harrington scored his fourth goal of the season thanks to the work of two freshmen. Forward Andrew Villalobos started the attack with a run down the right side. His cross was flicked on by classmate Joey Pacheco into the path of Harrington, who steered the ball into the net for his 18th career goal.
The game remained scoreless for the rest of the half, with the Highlanders holding a slim 4-3 advantage in shots. After the break, UCR almost made it 2-0 but sophomore forward Mark Moreira put his shot just wide and junior midfielder Jordan Arias' free kick sailed over the bar. In the 72nd minute the Aggies drew even as Lind scored his third goal of the season. Ryan Shaw's shot from 20 yards caromed off the post, straight to Lind, who tapped the ball into an empty net.
With the game looking like it would head into overtime, the Aggies gained a fortunate winner. UCR freshman goalkeeper Lucas Pepi claimed a high cross but collided with Lind, popping the ball loose. Lind got to his feet quickest and put the ball in the net for the game-winner.
The Aggies held a slim 12-11 advantage in shots for the game while sophomore goalkeeper Charles Warne recorded three save in net.
UC Davis is next in action on Friday as it hosts Cal State Fullerton at Aggie Field. Gametime is set for 3 p.m.
UC DAVIS MEN'S SOCCER
UC DAVIS (4-5-1) 0 2 - 2
UC Riverside (4-5) 1 0 - 1
GOALS -UCD: Nicholas Lind (Ryan Shaw), 71:43; Nicholas Lind (unassisted), 89:13. UCR: Luc Harrington (Joey Pacheco, Andrew Villalobos), 21:52.
SHOTS - UCD: 12; UCR: 11.
SAVES: UCD: Charles Warne 3; UCR: Lucas Pepi 5.
CORNERS: UCD: 4; UCR: 2.
FOULS: UCD: 9; UCR: 16.