Oct. 20, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. - Seniors Cynthia Rail, Meghan Phillips and Melissa Reid all had goals while Christine Ogden and Krystyn Lizak combined for the Aggies' sixth shutout of the season as UC Davis defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills, 3-0, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's soccer game on "Break the Record Day"at Aggie Field Sunday afternoon.
With the win, UC Davis improves to 9-3-2 on the season, 7-2-2 in CCAA play while Dominguez Hills falls to 8-6-3 overall, 5-5-1 in conference play.
On a day in which UC Davis broke the women's soccer all-time attendance record with 652 fans, Rail wasted little time getting the crowd involved as she put the Aggies ahead in the 17th minute. Defender Katie Shesgreen controlled the ball along the left side then sent a pass that split the defense to a wide-open Rail, who only had Toro keeper Leslie Taylor to beat. The senior took one touch then sent the ball to the left corner of the goal for the 1-0 lead.
With time running out in the first half, the Aggies sent a long ball into the goal box. It found the head of freshman Lindsey Raymond who flicked it behind her to Phillips. Phillips then jammed it past Taylor in the 45th minute, giving UC Davis the 2-0 halftime lead.
The Toros had their best chance of the game early on when Dianne Garza had a breakaway with only Ogden to beat. Just inside the box, she sent a low shot across the goal that went wide left in the fifth minute.
In the second half the two teams went back-and-forth controlling play. Each squad took five shots in the period and the scoring came to a close in the 67th minute on Reid's first goal of the season. Freshman Kristin Aja gathered the ball near midfield then split the Toro defense off the dribble to the left side of the box. Her cross found the foot of Reid in front of the Toro goal who flicked it over Taylor for the 3-0 final margin.
"It was a senior scoring day," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson. "This was a huge win against a good opponent. Today, everything finally came together. It was our 11th different starting lineup in 14 games and our depth really showed, as it has all season. It's always a great day when our defense shuts down one of the conference leaders."
UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday, October 26 when it hosts Sonoma State on Senior Day at Aggie Field. Gametime is set for 12:30 p.m.