Sept. 14, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. - Carly Broaddus' long serve to the middle of the penalty box set up Amanda Medrano for the winning goal in the 45th minute, giving UC Davis a 2-1 victory over San Francisco State in California Collegiate Athletic Association women's soccer action in front of 252 at Aggie Field Saturday.
The Aggies stay unbeaten, improving to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in CCAA play. The Gators drop to 1-1-3 overall, and 0-1-1 in conference action.
Cynthia Rail gave UC Davis its early lead, converting a pass from Kristin Patterson at the 29:04 mark. Patterson carried the ball up the right side before crossing it to Rail in front of the Gator goal. Rail turned towards the goal line and beat SFSU keeper Kelly Horner to the far post. It was her fourth goal in as many games this season for UC Davis.
The Gators tied the game less than seven minutes later as Maya Patrick's cross from the right side set up Ashley Relf in the waning moments of the 36th minute. Relf took the cross just inside the left edge of the box and one-timed a shot past Aggie goalkeeper Christine Ogden.
Then in the final minute of the first half, a Gator foul granted a free kick for Broaddus from near the midline. She served it straight into the heart of the SFSU penalty box, finding Medrano in front of the net. Medrano redirected the long pass for her first goal of the season, giving UC Davis the final margin of victory.
Strong backline defense by Broaddus, Ashlee Brutzman and Katie Shesgreen helped UC Davis protect its lead during the second half. The Gators only managed six shots, two of which were saved by Aggie goalkeeper Christine Ogden. In contrast, the Aggies managed a total of 16 shots, including six on goal.
"San Francisco State is a very good team and this is a huge win for us," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson. "Every game in this conference is so demanding and you have to play hard and consistent each time out.
"Cynthia (Rail) played a great game. I don't know how she put the first goal in," Robinson continued. "And Carly served up a great ball on our second goal and Amanda just went and got it. It's the little things in a game that are so important and we took advantage of that today."
UC Davis' next action is a home match against Chico State on Tuesday, September 17.