Fullerton Tops Aggies In Soccer Slugfest

Redshirt freshman Dylan Curtis scored his second goal of the season in the Aggies' road game at Cal State Fullerton Saturday.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Redshirt freshman Dylan Curtis scored his second goal of the season in the Aggies' road game at Cal State Fullerton Saturday.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Oct. 22, 2005

Box Score

FULLERTON, Calif. - Redshirt freshman Dylan Curtis had the Aggies' only goal as Cal State Fullerton defeated UC Davis, 3-1, in a physical non-conference men's collegiate soccer match at Titan Stadium Saturday evening.

The Aggies, which entered the contest having only surrendered 10 goals, even their record to 6-6-2. The Titans improve to 4-9-1 overall.

Midfielders Skyler Thuresson and Austin Craggs put Fullerton on the board midway through the first half. Thuresson was fouled on a tackle in the Aggie penalty box, and Craggs converted the kick at the 23:45 mark. The successful shot was one of just three attempts fired by the Titans before the break.

Senior Earl Alexander doubled the Fullerton lead just two minutes into the second half, booting in a free kick from just beyond the penalty box.

UC Davis ended the Titans shutout bid in the 54th minute when Curtis picked up a rebound and sent it into the back of the net. The Aggies almost tied the game later in the half when sophomore Nicholas Lind's free kick from 20 yards struck the right goalpost in the 62nd minute.

The Titans pushed their lead back to two goals at 66:41 when freshman Florian Wulff also scored on a rebound in front of the UC Davis cage.

The game was characterized by physical play as the two teams combined for 34 fouls, including 21 after halftime. The Titans also were charged with three of the game's four yellow cards and one of two reds.

The Aggies return to action with a home match against 2004 NCAA runner-up UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday.

UC Davis (6-6-2) 0 1 - 1
Cal State Fullerton (4-9-1) 1 2 - 3

GOALS - UC Davis: Dylan Curtis (unassisted), 53:39. CSF: Aaron Craggs (penalty kick), 23:45; Earl Alexander (unassisted), 47:00; Florian Wolff (Skyler Thureson, Farzad Samari), 66:41.
SHOTS - UC Davis: 10. CSF: 6.
SAVES - UC Davis: Charles Warne 0 (45:00), Derek Shaffer 0 (45:00). CSF: Bobby Armstrong 2 (90:00).
CORNERS - UC Davis: 3. CSF: 1.
FOULS - UC Davis: 17. CSF: 17.