Oct. 4, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. - Midfielder Leifa Mayers scored two goals and goalkeeper Christine Ogden posted her fourth shutout of the season as UC Davis defeated Grand Canyon, 3-0, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's soccer match Friday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the win, the Aggies improve to 7-1-1, 5-0-1 in conference play while Grand Canyon falls to 2-8-1, 1-7 in CCAA play.
UC Davis got on the board first in the 11th minute when off a free kick just outside the box, Carly Broaddus served a ball that Mayers headed past Antelope goalkeeper Jolene Gagnon for the 1-0 lead. The Aggies increased their lead in the 35th minute on an identical play. UC Davis was fouled just outside the penalty box in front of the Grand Canyon goal. Broaddus' ensuing serve found the head of Mayers once again and the sophomore put it in the back of the net for the 2-0 lead. The score would remain 2-0 through halftime.
In the second half, the only scoring came in the 84th minute when freshman Shannon Mally recorded her first collegiate goal as she gathered a turnover to the right side of the Antelope goal. She dribbled from the wing and her shot beat Gagnon to the upper right corner for the final, 3-0 margin.
The Aggies controlled play throughout the contest as they outshot Grand Canyon, 26-3. The Aggie defense, which entered the game allowing just 7.3 shots per game, limited the Antelopes to just one second-half shot. Ogden recorded saves on all three Antelope shots, although none appeared to challenge her.
"It was a great win today," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson. "With all our injuries our depth really helped us today. We were able to get a lot of fresh legs in today and still maintain a high level of play.
"To get a conference win is not easy," Robinson continued. "With (leading scorer) Cynthia (Rail) out, it was important to get others involved and Leifa did a great job of being active and converting her chances."
UC Davis will next be in action on Sunday when it faces UC San Diego at Aggie Field beginning at 3:00 p.m.