Sept. 19, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. - Junior forward Lindsey Raymond's header late in the second half beat Gaucho goalkeeper Catherine Burson for the game's only score as UC Davis upset UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, in a rainy women's soccer game Sunday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the win the Aggies improve to 2-5 on the season while the Gauchos even their record at 4-4.
In the first half the Aggies controlled play, outshooting UCSB 6-3. While neither team had a strong scoring opportunity, it was UC Davis keeping applying the most pressure.
Rain began to fall just before play resumed in the second half and remained for about 15 minutes of play. It did little to stop UC Davis, who remained in control as it attacked the Gaucho goal, getting off a total of eight shots in the second half.
The game's only score came at the 73:01 mark when Aggie defender Christen Rauschnot possessed the ball on the right flank across the midfield line. Rauschnot sent a long cross into the box in front of the UCSB net. Raymond's header redirected the ball past Burson inside the near post, giving UC Davis the eventual game-winner. It marked the second goal of the season for Raymond and Rauschnot's second assist this year.
The final 17 minutes of action belonged to the Gauchos as UCSB kept the ball on the Aggie half of the field. UCSB added a fourth striker for the final 10 minutes, keeping the pressure on the Aggie defense. Allie Kueny's header late was on frame, but freshman goalkeeper Megan Daws, in just her second game as an Aggie, made her only save of the day. The Guachos had other chances but managed just the one shot on frame in the second half.
For the game UC Davis outshot UC Santa Barbara, 14-9, and had a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. Aggie starting keeper Krystyn Lizak made two saves in the first half while Daws had one in the second. Burson finished her day with two saves in net.
"That was a long final 15 minutes," said Aggie head coach MaryClarie Robinson. "They had chances to score and so did we. We were able to capitalize on one and that was the difference. The last 15 minutes it came down to great team defense."
UC Davis is next in action on Thursday when it faces Utah State in Logan, Utah. Gametime is set for 4 pm (PDT).