Nov. 7, 2002
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -
Senior defender Carly Broaddus scored the game-winner two minutes into the overtime period as No.3 UC Davis defeated No.2 Cal Poly Pomona, 2-1, on a rain-soaked field in the semifinals of the 2002 California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Championships at Seawolf Field.
With the win, UC Davis improves to 11-5-2 on the season and will next face No.1-seed UC San Diego in Saturday's CCAA Championship game. Cal Poly Pomona falls to 11-6-2 on the season.
The game began with UC Davis striking the first blow in the 18th minute when midfielder Jacqui Kocer headed in a Cynthia Rail corner kick for the early 1-0 lead. The goal was Kocer's first of the season and marked Rail's first assist of the year. The score would remain that way throughout the first half, although early on it looked as though Pomona would get on the board first. In the 10th minute of the game, Pomona's Tia Rudolph's shot beat Aggie goalkeeper Christine Ogden, but the ball hit a mud puddle and stopped just shy of the goal line, allowing Ogden to recover and gain possession of the ball.
In the second half, Pomona wasted little time evening the score as just 48 seconds into the half, Pomona's Erica Rodriguez gathered a thru ball and beat Ogden for the equalizer. Shortly thereafter, the game would be halted as lightning was in the area. After more than a 30 minute break, the teams returned to the field where Pomona would keep the ball in the Aggie end for much of the remainder of the half as UC Davis attempted to clear the ball at every attempt. But with the field playing slow and the ball coming to rest whenever it his the ground, it was the Broncos who looked to have more chances.
UC Davis won the coin toss to start the overtime period and defended the better end of the field. Just two minutes in, the Aggies were fouled roughly 40 yards outside the goal. Off the free kick, Broaddus cracked a shot that took one bounce and skidded to the back of the net for the game-winner, her third goal of the season.
"It was a good day, cold and wet, but good nonetheless," said Aggie Head Coach MaryClaire Robinson
, who captured her first CCAA-tournament victory in four attempts. "They pressured us in the second half and we had trouble getting the ball out of our back end. It was fitting for Carly to have the game-winner."
UC DAVIS WOMEN'S SOCCER
UC DAVIS (11-5-2, CCAA) 1 0 1 - 2
Cal Poly Pomona (11-6-2 CCAA) 0 1 0 - 1
GOALS - UC Davis: Jacque Kocer (Cynthia Rail), 17:08, Carly Broaddus (unass.), 92:00. CPP: Eric Rodriguez (unass.), 45:48.
SHOTS - UC Davis: 9; CPP: 8.
FOULS - UC Davis: 11; CPP: 22.
CORNERS - UC Davis: 6; CPP: 5.