Sept. 27, 2013
MUNCIE, Ind. – Cloey LemMon scored her third goal of the season in Friday's non-conference game against Central Michigan to tie the game at 1-1, and force an additional period of play. But a goal scored by the Chippewas off an unfortunate deflection brought a premature ending to the neutral-site contest at BSU Field, one that saw the Aggies finish on the wrong end of a 2-1 score.
UC Davis will enter Sunday’s game versus Vermont, the last of three straight games hosted by Ball State, with a 1-7 record. With the win, Central Michigan improves to 3-6.
Central Michigan struck first 27 minutes into the game when a Chippewas shot somehow found its way through a pile of players fighting for space in front of the Aggies’ cage.
That 1-0, UC Davis deficit held through halftime, and the first nine minutes of the second half, until LemMon evened the score by recording her third goal of the year.
LemMon trails only Danielle Koehne and her four goals for the team’s top total.
UC Davis’ scoring play originated from a penalty corner, one of four earned by the team throughout the afternoon that originated from LemMon’s stick.
After pushing her pass into the field of play, it was Jamie Garcia that blasted the initial shot towards Chippewa goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds. Unable to secure Garcia’s shot, LemMon quickly ran across the front of the goal to take a swing at the loose ball, one of three shots recorded throughout the afternoon.
By beating the ‘keeper to her left and tying the game at one apiece, LemMon placed the Aggies in prime position, with a sizable amount of time still remaining, to complete their comeback and secure a victory.
Even though the teams launched eight shots combined from that moment on, a stalemate on the scoreboard took place throughout the following 25 minutes.
October 12, 2012, was the last time UC Davis competed in an overtime game; as was the case that day, it was an Aggie opponent that was able to earn the game-winning goal to hand UC Davis a heartbreaking result.
In Friday’s match, it was an inadvertent deflection in front of the Aggies’ cage that preceded the game-winning swing, caught everyone off-guard, and brought a swift conclusion to the day.
Sunday morning’s matchup against the Catamounts, the last of six straight road games for UC Davis, will start at 8 a.m. (PT). Live stats for this contest are available at ucdavisaggies.com.