Oct. 5, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. -
Saturday, Oct. 9 - vs. Cal State Fullerton, 3pm, Aggie Field
Friday, Oct. 1 - Lost at UC Irvine, 0-3
Sunday, Oct. 3 - Defeated UC Riverside, 2-1
UC Davis has won three of its last four after splitting its two games in southern California last weekend... Freshman Nicholas Lind scored both goals against UC Riverside, the second coming with under a minute left for the game-winner... Following Fullerton contest, Aggies hit the road for games at No.20 Stanford (10/15) and No.7 UC Berkeley (10/21)... After starting season 0-3, UC Davis is 4-2-1 in last seven contests... A win this weekend would even the Aggies record at .500 for the first time this season... Lind shares the team lead in goals with senior Ryan Shaw as both players have four while Shaw holds the points lead with 10... Sophomore goalkeeper Charles Warne has a 1.51 GAA while making 49 saves this season.
SHAW NEARING ALL-TIME GOALS RECORD
Senior forward Ryan Shaw needs just one more goal to tie Peter Faeth's (1990-93) school record of 39 career goals. Shaw has recorded four goals in the first 10 games. Earlier this season, Shaw broke Matt DeJong's school record of total career points (82) as the senior from La Cañada now stands at 87.
HEAD COACH Dwayne Shaffer
Dwayne Shaffer is in his eighth year at the helm of the Aggies, and 17th overall as a collegiate coach, 13 as a head coach. In his eight years at UC Davis, he has guided the Aggies to six winning campaigns, including each of the last five, and has averaged a dozen wins per campaign, compiling an overall mark of 85-51-11 (.616). Shaffer's overall coaching record stands at 144-76-22 in 14 seasons, including one year at Dayton and four at Santa Rosa Junior College. Shaffer also spent three years as the head assistant coach at Clemson University.
HEAD COACH Dwayne Shaffer QUOTES
"It will be nice to play at home this weekend. Fullerton is going to be a tough team. They have played a very difficult schedule this season and their record is not indicative of how good their team is. They will be prepared and ready to play this Saturday."
"We are at the midway point of our season and I think we are still improving as a team. We have improved quite a bit in the first half of the season, both individually and collectively. We are still learning about the Division I level and what it takes to win. You cannot make mistakes or teams make you pay and you have to capitalize on every opportunity you create."
Cal State Fullerton enters the weeks with an 0-5-2 record before playing at No.1 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday... The Titans have played a very difficult schedule so far, facing five teams, including UCSB, that are currently ranked among the NSCAA top 25, along with preseason No.7 UCLA... Fullerton is led by Taylor Sheldrick's three goals while Steve Moreno is the only other Titan to score with a pair of goals... Sam Reynolds has recorded 31 saves this season to go with his 1.38 GAA.™™