Aug. 24, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - - Neither team could find the back of the net during Friday afternoon's Causeway showdown at Hornet Field as UC Davis and Sacramento State played to a 0-0 double-overtime tie in their nonconference women's soccer matchup.
The tie keeps both the Aggies and Hornets unbeaten during the early part of the regular season with matching 1-0-1 records. UC Davis is unbeaten against Sacramento State in their last six games with a 4-0-2 record.
The Hornets outshot UC Davis 7-3 in the first half but the Aggies gained more possession in the second half, turning the shot total over the latter 45 minutes in their favor, 9-5. Both goalkeepers also had strong afternoons, with UC Davis' Taylor Jern and Sacramento State's Shelby Tomasello each picking up four saves during regulation.
UC Davis had a golden opportunity to score late in the second half but Tomasillo made a diving save of Stephanie Bell's shot to the left of the goal.
The first overtime brought one shot on goal for each team while the second extra period featured an outstanding defensive play by Tomasillo who punched away Allison Kelly's header from in front of the goal that was right on target.
"We had some great chances," said Aggie coach Maryclaire Robinson. "Today wasn't our day. It was a hard day. We came in a little uptight. Our bread and butter is possession and we struggled with that. We were much better in the second half."
"In the second OT, I certainly felt like we had enough opportunities to put it away but their goalkeeper made some great saves," she said. "I thought they (Sac State) were very organized in the back yet we still had some opportunities, so it was very fun, a good game."
The Aggies ended up outshooting the Hornets 19-16 and held a 6-3 advantage in corners. Jern had five saves for UC Davis while Tomasello had six for Sacramento State.
The Aggies will return to action on Sunday, hosting Nevada at 1 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.