Beavs Settle For 1-1 Draw With UC-Davis Despite 23-5 Advantage In Shots

Sept. 17, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - - Despite a 23-5 advantage in shots, the Oregon State men's soccer team settled for a 1-1 draw with UC-Davis Friday on the opening day of the Stephen Hensor/Joe Zaher Memorial Tournament at Lorenz Field.

The tournament is held in honor of the two men's soccer players who lost their lives in 2002.

OSU (2-4-1) hosts No. 21 Rhode Island on Sunday at 2 p.m., following the UC-Davis-Vermont matchup at noon. Rhode Island topped Vermont 4-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of the tournament.

Ryan Shaw, who had all five shots for UCD (1-4-1), gave the Aggies the early lead when he converted a string of passes from Russell Brown and Nicholas Lind on the right side of the box.

The Beavers held an 11-2 lead in shots at halftime, but trailed 1-0.

Robbie Findley scored his fourth goal of the season in the 58th minute off a centering pass from Brett Gardner. Findley beat a defender and scored from 12 yards against UCD keeper Charles Warne.

After a red card in the 84th minute put the Beavers down a man, OSU was unable to mount a consistent attack.

'Our senior leadership is lacking right now,' OSU head coach Dana Taylor said. 'To take a red card when the play is finished is unacceptable, and it hurt us the rest of the way.

'We have to sharpen our focus for Sunday against Rhode Island. Guys need to start stepping it up or they're going to find themselves not playing.'

OSU keeper Jason Mariner was never forced to make a save, while Warne stopped seven shots.

'We have to finish our opportunities - I've said that all year,' Taylor emphasized. 'I thought our midfield play was outstanding though. Robbie Findley played very well up top as well, but defensively, we keep giving up opportunities.'

The tie was the first for the Beavers since a 1-1 deadlock with Cal in 2000.

In Friday's first game, Rhode Island outscored Vermont 4-1 on goals by Jeffrey Gonsalves and John Kochis in the first half, and two more scores from Sasha Gotsmanov and Simon Gatti in the second.

Both Rhode Island and Vermont have ties to OSU.

Former Beaver assistant Jesse Cormier is in his first year as head coach of his alma mater, Vermont, and current assistants Anthony Latronica and Mick McDermott enjoyed standout careers for coach Ed Bradley at Rhode Island. Also, Bradley coached Taylor at the high school level.

OREGON STATE 1, UC-DAVIS 1

UC-Davis 1 0 0 0 - 1

Oregon State 0 1 0 0 - 1

Scoring:

UCD - Ryan Shaw (assists by Russell Brown, Nicholas Lind), 23:42

OSU - Robbie Findley (Brett Gardner), 57:34

Summary: SHOTS: UCD 5, OSU 23; CORNERS: UCD 3, OSU 6; SAVES: UCD 7, OSU0; FOULS: UCD 22, OSU 19

Cautions:

UCD - Darren Hammond, 65:12

OSU - Alex Christensen, 66:30

Ejections:

OSU - Brian Johnson, 83:14

UCD - Darren Hammond, 101:10

NO. 21 RHODE ISLAND 4, VERMONT 1

Vermont 0 1 - 1

Rhode Island 2 2 - 4

Scoring:

URI - Jeffrey Gonsalves (Sasha Gotsmanov), 22:11

URI - John Kochis (Dawid Badecki), 28:10

URI - Sasha Gotsmanov (penalty kick), 66:11

UV - Tony Anderson (penalty kick), 75:57

URI - Simon Gatti (unassisted), 86:36

Summary: SHOTS: UV 11, URI 19; CORNERS: UV 4, URI 4; SAVES: UV 11, URI 4;FOULS: UV 20, URI 13

Cautions:

URI - Jeffrey Gonsalves, 24:18

UV - Jason Leahy, 27:51;

UV - Kiran McCormack, 61:23

UV - Tony Anderson, 72:16

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