Sept. 14, 2012
UC Davis outshot Saint Mary's 17-12 on Friday afternoon but the Gaels were able to score the match's only goal, providing the game-winner in the 77th minutes to beat the Aggie women's soccer team 1-0 at the Saint Mary's Tournament.
The loss moves the Aggies' record to 4-2-1 while Saint Mary's improved to 4-3-1. Freshman Sienna Drizinhad six shots to help lead the UC Davis attack.
Neither team was able to get a goal across in the opening 45 minutes although UC Davis was able to get three shots on goal and the Gaels were able to put two on goal.
Driezen and Kiele Argenteeach had shots on goal in the first seven minutes of the second half while holding the Gaels without any shots for almost 10 minutes to begin the half.
The teams traded shots for more than 20 mintues after that. The Aggies had a strong chance when Argente's shot hit the post in the 72nd post and was followed quickly by Drizin's which was saved by Khayla Jones.
Saint Mary's was able to break the scoreless game in the 77th minute when Katy Roby took a corner kick and the ball eventually found its way to Caroline Beauline who scored from inside the box. Vicki Shimkus was also credited with an assist.
The Aggies had three shots in the final eight minutes but could not score the game-tying goal. Jones had a save during the surge.
Goalkeeper Taylor Jern had six saves for UC Davis while Jones had nine for Saint Mary's.
"We were a little unlucky today," said Aggie coach Maryclaire Robinson. "Our work rate was great and we had a few super chances. Mary Beth Mazurek was excellent in the back and Hannah Hicks was the glue in the midfield. We definitely walked away hungry on this one."
The Aggies return to the Saint Mary's Tournament for an 11 a.m. game on Sunday against Cal State Bakersfield. The Roadrunners dropped a 3-1 game to Bucknell on Friday in an earlier tournament game.