Oct. 15, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Ryan Shaw's second-half goal gave him 39 for his career, tying the UC Davis career scoring record, as the Aggies battled the No.18 Stanford Cardinal to a 1-1, double overtime draw at Maloney Field on Friday evening.
With the tie the Aggies move to 4-6-2 on the season while the Cardinal goes to 6-1-5.
Shaw's goal in the second half was his fifth of the season and tied Peter Faeth's school record. Earlier this season Shaw became the career points leader, passing former Aggie Matt DeJong who ended his four-year career with 82 points. Shaw currently stands at 89 points in his three-plus years.
The two squads remained deadlocked at zero following an extremely physical first half that saw five yellow cards issued. The UC Davis attack pressured the Cardinal goal consistently, and senior goalkeeper Robby Fulton made three saves in the first period. The Aggies had a scoring chance at the midpoint of the half, but Fulton made a diving save of a Ryan Shaw volley to keep the score knotted at 0-0.
The second half looked to be much of the same, as the two squads battled for control and attempted to create chances in the midfield. In the 76th minute, Connor Voss brought the ball up the right flank and crossed to Shaw who was streaking into the Cardinal box. Shaw's header beat the outstretched hands of Fulton, putting the Aggies ahead 1-0.
Following the goal, Stanford applied additional pressure on the UC Davis defense. In the 85th minute, senior Matt Janusz was fouled outside of the Aggie penalty box. On the ensuing free kick, Griffiths struck a low line drive that snuck through the wall and into the lower left-hand corner of the net, pulling the Cardinal even at one. It was the first goal in a Cardinal uniform for Griffiths, and he becomes the ninth different player on the Stanford squad to score a goal this season.
The Aggies out-shot the Cardinal 2-1 in overtime, and Fulton collected a save in the first overtime period, thwarting the only scoring chance in the extra frame.
For the game, Fulton collected four saves in net for Cardinal while Aggie goalkeeper Charles Warne also registered four saves. Stanford outshot UC Davis by a 12-9 margin, and Shaw led all players with six shot attempts. Senior Darren Fernandez attempted a team-high three shots for the Cardinal.
"I thought tonight we were just as good as Stanford," said Aggie head coach Dwayne Shaffer. "We created some great scoring opportunities and even after our goal, we continued to go at them and had a few more opportunities. This was the best effort this group of kids have given me and our mission statement for the game was to leave it on the field and every kid did that tonight.
"Ryan's goal was unbelievable," Shaffer continued. "The timing and the cross from Connor were just perfect. Without a doubt tonight was Ryan's greatest effort in his four years. He worked hard all game and put a lot of pressure on the Stanford defense."
UC Davis is next in action on Thursday when it continues its Pac-10 swing against UC Berkeley in Berkeley. Gametime is set for 2 p.m.
UC DAVIS MEN'S SOCCER
UC DAVIS (4-6-2) 0 1 0 0 - 1
Stanford (6-1-5) 0 1 0 0 - 1
GOALS - UCD: Ryan Shaw (Connor Voss) 75:20. STAN: Jason Griffiths (unass.) 84:17.
SAVES - UCD: Charles Warne 4; STAN: Robby Fulton 4.
SHOTS - UCD: 9; STAN: 12.
CORNERS - UCD: 2; STAN: 5.
FOULS - UCD 25; STAN: 25.