Oct. 10, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis scored twice in the opening four minutes and the defense did the rest as the Aggies survived the wind and a strong second-half charge in defeating Colorado College in a women's soccer game Sunday afternoon at Aggie Field.
With the win the Aggies improve to 4-8-1 on the season while the Tigers fall to 7-5-1.
Beginning the game with a strong wind at their backs, the Aggies struck in the opening minute. Junior Lindsey Raymond collected a throw-in from Christen Rauschnot and drilled a shot toward the Colorado net from 20 yards out. The ball struck a Tiger defender and deflected away from goalkeeper Meghann Loseke and into the net just 57 seconds into the contest. The goal was Raymond's team-leading sixth of the season.
UC Davis added another just over two minutes later as Raymond corralled a loose ball and sent a pass through the Colorado defense to a streaking Lisa La Valle. La Valle possessed the ball on the other side of the Tiger defense and was one-on-one against Loseke. A quick shot just under the crossbar made it 2-0 at the 3:06 mark.
The rest of the half the Aggies kept the ball in the tiger zone but did not capitalize any further as they outshot the Tigers 7-3 in the opening 45 minutes to carry a 2-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half Colorado College took advantage of the wind, controlling the ball on the Aggie half of the field. A foul just across the midfield line gave the Tigers a free kick that resulted in their only goal. Katlin Okamoto sent a long ball in front of the Aggie goal where is bounced around and landed at the feet of Amara Wilson inside the 18-yard box. Wilson wasted little time, drilling a shot to the back of the net to cut the Aggie lead to 2-1 at the 50:18 mark.
The rest of the half was 40 minutes of survival for the UC Davis defense as it was under constant pressure from Colorado College. The Tigers outshot the Aggies 8-2 in the half and held a commanding 6-0 edge in corner kicks, but they did not convert as the Aggies held on for their fourth win of the season.
For the game Colorado College outshot the Aggies 11-9 and held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. In goal, Loseke recorded four saves on the day while Krystyn Lizak
and Megan Daws
shared time in the Aggie net with Daws recording the only Aggie save.
UC Davis is next in action on Sunday when it faces Sacramento State in Sacramento. Gametime is set for 3:30 p.m.