Sept. 29, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. - Forward Alexis Lampert's goal in the 72nd minute broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Western Oregon to the 2-1, nonconference victory over UC Davis in front of 509 fans Sunday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the loss, UC Davis suffers its first defeat of the season and moves to 6-1-1, while Western Oregon improves to 6-3.
It looked good for UC Davis early as senior forward Cynthia Rail took a pass from defender Carly Broaddus just over a minute into the game and beat Wolves goalkeeper Moani Mundo to the upper left side of the goal for the quick 1-0 lead. Western Oregon responded in the 11th minute when Sarah Queen slotted a pass through the Aggie defense to Mary Mulkey. Mulkey found herself in a one-on-one situation with Aggie goalkeeper Christine Ogden and beat Ogden for the equalizing goal.
The score would remain deadlocked at 1-1 for the next 60 minutes until Lampert's game-winner at the 71:58 mark. Mulkey took the ball on the left side and dribbled to the middle of the field, about 30 yards outside the Davis goal. She found Lampert on the right side who took the pass and chipped the ball from about 25 years over Ogden to the far side of the net for the 2-1 lead.
UC Davis had its chances in the half, but could not get the tying goal as Mundo made five saves in the period and nine for the game. In the 75th minute, Aggie midfielder Meghan Phillips found a streaking Rail in front of the Wolves goal. Rail and Mundo collided as both went for the ball, denying UC Davis of its best chance to tie the game.
"It was a tough game. We were not as disciplined as we needed to be and when we had chances, their keeper made some big saves and we didn't finish," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson. "Rail scored a great goal early and we had some real chances to score in the second half, but we just didn't play fast enough to put the ball in the net."
For the game, UC Davis outshot Western Oregon, 13-9. Ogden finished the contest with two saves.
UC Davis returns to California Collegiate Athletic Association action this Friday with an afternoon contest against Grand Canyon at Aggie Field. That game is scheduled to begin at 1:30pm