Rail Scores Early To Lead Aggies Over Sonoma State

Forward Cynthia Rail's goal in the 11th minute was the 37th of her career.
 
Forward Cynthia Rail's goal in the 11th minute was the 37th of her career.
 

Sept. 10, 2002

Box Score

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Forward Cynthia Rail scored 10 minutes into the contest and the Aggie defense made it stand up as UC Davis defeated Sonoma State, 1-0, in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams.

With the win the Aggies improve to 3-0 on the season while Sonoma State suffers its first loss of the year and move to 2-1.

UC Davis took control early as it applied pressure from the opening whistle. In the 10th minute, midfielder Kristin Patterson slotted a pass through the defense to Rail who controlled it in the box and beat Seawolve goalkeeper Kellie Campbell for the 1-0 lead. It was Rail's third goal in as many games this season and marked the final time the senior from Rohnert Park would play a regular-season contest in her hometown.

The Aggies continued to press the Sonoma defense as they outshot the Seawolves 10-3 in the opening half. Campbell kept the score close as she made four first-half saves.

Sonoma came out in the second half and tried to pick up the pace, yet the Aggie defense would respond. Sonoma's best chance came when Amanda Harris had her blast from the right side stopped by a sliding Christine Ogden in goal. It was Ogden's only save of the half but it came at the right time.

"It was a good game and we were able to sneak one in early, then held on," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson. "We both had chances to score, but our defense really responded and played a solid game."

For the game, UC Davis outshot the Seawolves by a margin of 16-11. Ogden finished the contest with a season-high four saves and her second shutout of the young season while Campbell was forced to make seven saves on the afternoon.

UC Davis will now return home this Saturday to host San Francisco State in another CCAA contest. Gametime is scheduled for 1:30pm at Aggie Field.

 

 

UC DAVIS WOMEN'S SOCCER
UC DAVIS (3-0, 1-0)

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Sonoma State (2-1, 0-1)

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GOALS - UCD: Cynthia Rail (Kristin Patterson), 10:12.
SAVES - UCD: Christine Ogden 4; SSU: Kellie Campbell 7.
SHOTS - UCD: 16; SSU: 11.
FOULS - UCD: 8; SSU: 9.
CORNERS - UCD: 5; SSU: 3.