Oct. 1, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis outshot Air Force 19-5 and controlled play throughout the contest, but the Aggies pushed across just one goal and had to settle for a 1-1, double overtime, tie against the Falcons in a women's soccer game Friday afternoon at Aggie Field.
The game marks the first tie of the season for the Aggies who see their record move to 3-6-1 overall. Air Force snaps a four-game losing streak and has an identical 3-6-1 record.
The Aggies had chances from the start as they outshot the Falcons 10-1 in the first half. Lindsey Raymond had her first attempt in the opening minutes saved by Falcon goalkeeper Jennifer Drew just inside the right post. With the ball in the Falcon end for much of the half, UC Davis finally broke through in the 35th minute when junior Sita Kuteira sent a crossing ball in from the right side. Raymond, inside the 18-yard box, volleyed the ball inside the far post past Drew for the games first score and her fifth goal of the season.
Seven minutes later, Brittany Perkowski tied the score with her second goal of the season. Perkowski took advantage of an Aggie foul about 30 yards from the goal and placed the resulting free kick under the crossbar and over the outstretched hand Aggie goalkeeper Krystyn Lizak.
As the clock wound down in the first half, sophomore Roxanne Croze sent a shot from the left side to the far post that beat Drew with five seconds left in the half, but the ball hit the post and rebounded straight into Drew's hands to end the half.
The second half proved much the same as the Aggies created scoring opportunities but could not finish. Late in regulation Raymond received a pass from Croze and had only Drew to beat, but the Falcon keeper came charging from her net to block Raymond's attempt just inside the 18.
In the extra periods the Aggies managed three shots to the Falcons one, but only one shot was on goal as Drew made one of her six saves in the game. In the UC Davis net, Lizak did not record a save in her 45 minutes of work while freshman Megan Daws made one save as she played the final 65 minutes of the contest.
"It was a great game," said Aggie head coach MaryClaire Robinson. "We did a lot right today and had great chances but just couldn't finish. Good teams find a way to keep the ball out of their net and both teams did that today."
UC Davis is next in action on Sunday as it hosts Cal State Fullerton at Aggie Field. Gametime is set for noon.