Oct. 12, 2007
Davis, CA - The Saint Mary's women's soccer team ended its non-conference schedule with a 1-0 road win over the UC Davis Aggies on Friday afternoon from the Aggie Soccer Complex. Freshman midfield Caitlin Wallace scored her first career goal for the game-winning tally. Saint Mary's improves to 6-4-2 overall while the Aggies fall to 5-7-0 in 2007.
For the fifth time this season, a Saint Mary's player has tallied their first career goal. This time it was Wallace who found the net for a game-deciding score. Wallace found an opening in the Aggie defense. Allie Weiner played Wallace, who finished of the pass with a shot from five yards out. The assist for Weiner added to her team-leading total, and gives her six on the year.
After a scoreless first half, Wallace put the Gaels on the scoreboard at the 63:34 mark. Wallace recorded three of SMC's 12 shots, while Weiner and Stefani Rocco had two shots each. The Gaels put a lot of pressure on UC Davis keeper Sarah Peters, who stopped eight of the 12 shots by Saint Mary's.
UC Davis controlled to tempo of the game in the first half, out shooting the Gaels 9-4 over the first 45 minutes of action. Although UCD had a number of first-half shots, Saint Mary's goalkeeper Tara Larson made four saves in the first half. Larson stopped five of the seven second-half attempts by the Aggies, and recorded her fourth shutout of the season and improved her record to 5-3-1 in 2007.
Saint Mary's will return to action on Sunday with its 2007 West Coast Conference opener. The Gaels will travel to San Francisco for a 1 p.m. game at Negoesco Stadium.