Aug. 27, 2006
(San Francisco, CA) - In a hotly contested non-conference match, UC Davis came away with the 3-0 win over the University of San Francisco at Negoesco Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Aggies (1-0-0) drop the Dons to 0-2-0 on the season.
Davis scored the only goal they would need 20 minutes into the first half. Junior forward Dayna Dumont (1) headed the ball passed USF sophomore goalie Katie Hodgson (0-1-0) off a cross from sophomore defender Molly Scott. Ten minutes later, senior defender Katie Snyder (1) scored on a free-kick just outside the box. USF held the Aggies for the rest of the period, but Davis added another insurance goal two and a half minutes into the second period. Midfielder Lacey Cobb shot the ball toward the Dons goal which brought Hodgson away from the posts, and junior forward Annie McAllister (1) took advantage of the open goal, striking it in from the left side.
Junior forward Fiona O'Sullivan lead the Dons attack for the second straight game, with four shots, including a penalty kick that would have been a goal if not for a spectacular diving catch by UC Davis' junior goalie Megan Daws (1-0-0). Also getting in on the shooting action for USF was senior forward Chelsea Hunt and freshman forward Samantha Brand.
The game was filled with aggressive play on both sides as each team was going for the win after a tie last year. USF had 24 fouls and three Yellow Cards, while UC Davis had 19 fouls and two Yellow Cards in the contest. Davis had a seven to six shot advantage while USF held a six to two corner kick lead.
USF returns to non-conference action in Palo Alto, CA on Friday, September 9. The Dons take on No. 19 Stanford at 7:00 PM.