Aug. 26, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - For the second straight game, the UC Davis women's soccer team took an opponent to overtime, but a direct free kick from 40 yards out by freshman Ana Marija Sola sailed over Nevada's goalkeeper and into the net with just one minute left in extra time to seal a 2-1 Aggie victory on Sunday at Aggie Soccer Field in Davis.
UC Davis improves to 2-0-1 on the year while Nevada drops to 1-2-1.
"When we left Sac State (after a scoreless draw on Friday), we walked away hungry because we had a lot of really great chances particularly in the second OT," said head coach Maryclaire Robinson. "We decided we had to go big and we created some chances. We had a lot of really fun opportunities inside the 18 and just three minutes in to the overtime period we had two good ones so to finish one was really great."
The teams combined for 29 shots during the game with UC Davis edging out Nevada 15-14 while the Aggies were able to win 10 corner kicks to the Wolf Pack's four. Aggie goalkeeper Taylor Jern came up with six saves, three of which came in the first half, while Nevada's Dana Moreno made four saves.
Kiele Argente put UC Davis on the board in the 22nd minute after she intercepted a clearance attempt by Moreno, took a few touches, then sank a shot into the lower right corner to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.
Just six minutes later, however, Nevada scored the equalizer when a flick over the Aggie defense by Madison Lorenzen found Chrisalyn Fonte who headed the ball over Jern's fingers.
Both teams turned up the offense in the second half as Nevada placed nine shot attempts while UC Davis took eight shots but the goalkeepers from either side came in to make three saves apiece in the second half.
Argente took another shot to open the first overtime period, but it sailed wide and out of play.
The Aggies were awarded a direct free kick in the 99th minute, which Sola lined up, sent into the box and over the outstretched finger tips of Moreno to give UC Davis the 2-1 victory.
Argente finished with five shots while Ashley Edwards and Allison Kelly each had three attempts. For Nevada, Fonte took five shots, three of which were on goal, while Sarah Schmeda placed all three of her attempts on frame.
UC Davis continues a four-game homestand by hosting San Jose State on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.
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