Swatez, Shaw Deliver In Second Half For Aggies' Victory

Benjamin Swatez scored on an assist from Ryan Shaw to help the Aggies beat the Seawolves.
Benjamin Swatez scored on an assist from Ryan Shaw to help the Aggies beat the Seawolves.

Oct. 25, 2003

Box Score

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Sophomore Benjamin Swatez converted a 20-yard shot from the middle of the field in the 79th minute on Saturday afternoon as UC Davis rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat Sonoma State 2-1 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association men's soccer game at Rohnert Park.

Ryan Shaw, who assisted on Swatez's game-winning goal, scored in the 67th minute to tie the contest for UC Davis, which improved to 8-3-4 overall and 7-3-2 in the CCAA. The Seawolves got their only score from Kai Edwards, falling to 7-9-2 overall and 4-6-2 in league.

The teams battled without a goal in the first half before Edwards delivered on a header just 32 seconds into the second half on a long cross from Chris Giuliacci. However, Shaw answered 21 minutes later, taking a short pass from Swatez and converting into the lower right part of the net. Yuta Tanaka was also credited with an assist on the play.

Tied 1-1 going into the final part of the game, Swatez scored from 20 yards in front of the goal, giving the Aggies' the eventual game-winning goal.

Both teams managed 13 shots in the game with the Seawolves holding an 8-4 advantage in the second half. Nic Platter had two saves and allowed one goal, while Charles Warne took over for the final 30:42 and also had two saves.

UC Davis returns to Aggie Field to face San Francisco State in a CCAA matchup on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

UC Davis (8-3-4, 7-3-2) 0 2 - 2
Sonoma State (7-9-2, 4-6-2) 0 1 - 1
GOALS - UCD: Ryan Shaw (Benjamin Swatez, Yuta Tanaka), 66:38; Benjamin Swatez (Ryan Shaw), 78:45. SSU: Kai Edwards (Chris Giuliacci).
SHOTS - UCD 13; SSU 13
SAVES - UCD: Nic Platter, 2; Charles Warne, 2. SSU: Matt Bernard, 4.
FOULS - UCD 14, SSU 21.