Oct. 3, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. - Erica Jensen's goal in the 83rd minute broke a 2-2 tie and capped a come-from-behind win as Cal State Fullerton scored three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes to defeat UC Davis 3-2 in a women's soccer game Sunday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 3-7-1 on the season while the Titans improve to 4-6-1.
The Aggies jumped out early as Megan Wall gathered a rebound off Lindsey Raymond's shot and punched in her second goal of the season at the 5:50 mark to put UC Davis up 1-0. Raymond's shot from the right side was sent low to the far post, where Titan keeper Karen Bardsley made the initial save, but could not corral the rebound, allowing Wall to knock in the loose ball.
In the 19th minute, Raymond put the Aggies up 2-0 as she converted a Bardsley mistake into her sixth goal of the season. The Aggies had a free kick from about 40 yards out when Katie Snyder sent a long ball into the box. Bardsley came out uncontested to get the ball, but could not control it as the ball fell right to the foot of Raymond in front of the Titan net. Raymond one-timed the ball into the net, giving UC Davis a two-goal advantage which remained through halftime.
In the 71st minute the Titans finally broke through as Kellie Cox gathered a loose ball inside the 18 and sent a left-footed shot to the far post past Aggie keeper Megan Daws. Less than three minutes later, Rebekah Patrick evened the score as she took the ball just past midfield and dribbled through the Aggie defense, finishing with a shot past Daws inside the near post at the 73:06 mark.
With them momentum clearly in Fullerton's favor, Jensen scored the game-winner at 82:49 as she punched-in a rebound just in front of the Aggie goal for her first score of the season. The play was set up when Erin Shelton's shot from about eight yards was saved by Daws, but the rebound went right to Jensen who converted the game-winner.
"The difference today was we finished our chances in the first half and they finished theirs in the second," said Aggie head coach MaryClaire Robinson. "They are a good team and I think we got a little tired in the second half. I'm proud of our team, we battled and played hard, but at this level you have to put it together for the entire game."
The two teams each ended the game with 16 shots while Aggie starting goalkeeper Krystyn Lizak recorded two saves and Daws finished with three. Bardsley ended her afternoon making six saves.
UC Davis is next in action on Friday as it travels to San Francisco for a game against the University of San Francisco. Gametime is set for 5 p.m.