Oct. 10, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. - Jessica Chase and Michelle Lopez scored with one minute of each other early in the first half then the Coyote defense did the rest as Cal State San Bernardino defeated UC Davis 2-0 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's soccer game Friday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 4-6-1 on the season, 4-4 in CCAA play. The Coyotes improve to 9-3-2 overall, 6-2-2 in conference action.
San Bernardino broke through in the 16th minute when Ashley Twogood dribbled up the right side to the endline before sending a crossing pass to Chase. Chase collected the ball in front of the Aggie net and sent the ball past Aggie keeper Krystyn Lizak for the 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Twogood again took the ball up the right side before crossing the ball. Her pass found Michelle Lopez at the top of the box on the right side. Lopez turned and sent a low shot across the crease that ended up inside the far post at the 16:01 mark.
The Coyotes controlled play in the first half even though both teams managed to get six shots off by intermission. In the second half Lizak kept the Aggies close by saving a shot from Kayla Humphries after Humphries broke through the UC Davis defense and was all alone against the Aggie keeper.
Despite not scoring in the contest the Aggie did have their chances. Forward Shannon Mally had the best opportunity with 12 minutes remaining when she took a long pass from midfielder Roxanne Croze and took one touch to get around the Coyote defense. Mally was looking only at a charging goalkeeper when she slid her shot past Kim Cathey but right of the goal. Earlier in the half, Aggie forward Jennifer Martelle had a shot get past Cathey and heading for the net before a Coyote defender saved the goal by sending the ball out of trouble.
For the game the two teams each took 11 shots, while Lizak finished with five saves and Cathey with two.
"San Bernardino is a good, fast and very efficient team," said Aggie head coach MaryClaire Robinson. "Our effort was there today but we need to be more efficient and get on the same page with our timing.
"Despite the fact that we are our young and still need to play better as a team, we are doing a lot of things right," Robinson continued. "We had our chances today inside the 18 and didn't capitalize."
UC Davis will next be in action on Sunday when it faces Cal Poly Pomona at Aggie Field. Gametime is set for 12:30 p.m.