UC Davis Ties Sacramento State In Opener

Samantha Faber in action Sunday against Sacramento State. The junior scored the Aggies' lone goal. (Photo by Mark Honbo)
 
Samantha Faber in action Sunday against Sacramento State. The junior scored the Aggies' lone goal. (Photo by Mark Honbo)
 

Aug. 23, 2009

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis and Sacramento State each exchanged goals in the second half on their way to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in a non-conference women's soccer game, Sunday, at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The contest was scoreless for the first 70 minutes before each team scored over the next 13 minutes. Samantha Faber scored the lone goal for UC Davis.

The Aggies put consistent pressure on the Hornets while finishing with a 21-6 advantage in shots. However, it was the Hornets who would score first. In the 71st minute, Elece McBride converted her shot from the left side, with an assist by Cori Shreve, to give Sacramento State a 1-0 lead.

It would stay that way with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation despite an 11-3 second-half edge in shots by the Aggies. UC Davis finally broke through in the 83rd minute when Marisa Boge fed a pass from the middle up to Faber on the left side. Faber promply blasted a short-range shot between the keeper and the left post to tie the game at 1-1.

Neither team would score in overtime with the Aggies getting just two shots in the first extra period and the Hornets one in the second overtime.

For the game, Faber led all attackers with seven shots. Boge posted four. McBride led the Hornets with two of her team's six shots.

Sarah Peters finished with three saves for UC Davis while Savannah Abercrombie saved two shots on the other side.

UC Davis is next in action Aug. 30 when it hosts Marist.