Juniors Shine On Senior Day As Aggies Rally To Defeat North Dakota State, 2-1

Nov. 5, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - On Senior Day it was a pair of juniors that stole the show as Alison Green and Lindsey Raymond scored second-half goals to rally UC Davis to a 2-1 victory over North Dakota State in a women's soccer game Friday afternoon at Aggie Field.

With the win the Aggies conclude their 2004 season with an 8-9-1 record, having won four of their last five contests. North Dakota State falls to 5-10-1.

North Dakota State jumped out first in the 16th minute when Jessica Rodgers send a pass through the Aggie defense to a streaking Michelle Martinez. Martinez settled the ball of the right side of the goal and sent a shot past Aggie goalkeeper Krystyn Lizak for the 1-0 lead. Lizak looked as though she might stop the shot, but the ball trickled through and into the net.

It remained a one-goal game through halftime as the Bison outshot UC Davis 7-5 in the opening 45 minutes.

In the second half it was all UC Davis. After missing a couple of opportunities, the Aggies finally broke through in the 64th minute as Annie McAllister drilled a shot from just inside the 18-yard mark. The shot was initially saved by Bison keeper Katie Stombaugh, but she could not corral the ball as it squirted loose to an open Green, who punched back in the rebound to tie the score at 1-1. It marked Green's second goal of the season.

Green had two more good looks at goal over the next 10 minutes, having one shot saved by Stombaugh and another sail just over the crossbar. With time running down in regulation, junior Christen Rauschnot possessed the ball along the right side before sending a long, low drive into the goal crease. The ball was just out of the reach of both Green and Kelli Reed, who replaced Stombaugh in goal, but found an open Raymond on the far post. Raymond redirected the ball into the Bison net at the 87:01 mark for the eventual game-winner. It was Raymond's team-leading 10th goal of the season and placed her in a five-way tie for fourth place on the Aggies' single-season goals list.



"We talked before the game about competing hard to honor our seniors and we did that today which was very satisfying, " said Aggie assistant coach Rozanne DeWeese, who assumed the reigns of the team as head coach MaryClaire Robinson and her husband Peter Brostrom welcomed the birth of their first child Thursday morning. "Overall, we did what we needed to do. We had a few breakdowns but were able to correct them early. We had a number of chances and finally broke through in the second half. It was a great game and a nice way to end the season."

UC Davis ended the game with a 17-10 advantage in shots, including a 12-3 edge in the second half. In net, Lizak recorded six saves while Stombaugh made five and Reed one.