Nov. 9, 2003
SEATTLE, Wash. - Junior forward Ryan Shaw scored a pair of goals and Nic Platter became the all-time saves leader at UC Davis as the Aggies closed out their 2003 season with a 2-0 victory over Seattle University Sunday afternoon at Championship Field.
With the win UC Davis ends the year with a 10-5-4 record, the fifth-straight season the Aggies have reached double-digit wins. Seattle closes with an 11-6 mark.
Shaw provided the early spark for Davis with a pair of first half goals to lift his season total to 16. On the other end of the field, Platter could not be beat in goal for the Aggies. He made a number of tremendous saves and finished with seven on the afternoon in the shutout, his sixth of the season.
Shaw put UC Davis up 1-0 in the 32nd minute, scoring off an assist from Keith Gilbert. Shaw made a long run down the left side of the field. Gilbert played a ball from just across midfield to the far side where Shaw hit a dipping shot past SU keeper Brandon Sewell from 18 yards out.
Shaw struck again just over eight minutes later after the Seattle defense failed to clear a loose ball out of the penalty area. The ball deflected off a Redhawk defender, and Shaw was left 1-on-1 with Sewell from eight yards away. Shaw beat the SU goalie to the low left side.
From that point on, the Redhawks picked up their play but could not get the ball into the back of the net. Late in the first half, Platter fully stretched out to turn away a 20-yard blast by Elliot Fauske.
Platter was even more impressive in the second half, making six saves alone. He made a diving save to turn away an effort by Bobby McAlister in the 56th minute. On the ensuing corner kick, he turned away Jacob Besagno's header from eight yards out. In the 62nd minute, the Aggies survived another scare when Platter made a quick reaction save on a Pat Doran close-range attempt following a corner kick. Adam Jensen sent the rebound attempt wide left.
The Redhawks outshot the Aggies 16-9 in the contest, including 13-3 in the second half. Seattle also had a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Platter ends his career in the Aggie net as the school's all-time leader in shutouts with 18 and saves with 195. Shaw, with his senior season still to play, ended the year with 16 goals, second-best all-time at UC Davis. His 34 career goals and 77 career points rank second-best all-time.
UC DAVIS MEN'S SOCCER
UC Davis (10-4-4) 2 0 - 2
Seattle Univ. (11-6-0) 0 0 - 0
GOALS - UC Davis: Ryan Shaw (Keith Gilbert), 31:33; Ryan Shaw (unass.), 39:55.
SAVES - UC Davis: Nic Platter 7; SU: Brandon Sewell 4.
SHOTS - UC Davis: 9; SU: 16.
FOULS - UC Davis: 11; SU: 17.
CORNERS - UC Davis: 0; SU: 3.