Titans Battle But Fall in Overtime

The Titans came up short against the UC Davis Aggies, 2-1, in a non conference match that was even for 89:44 in regulation and spilled into overtime at Titan Stadium on Saturday.

"I thought tactically we played well," Fullerton Head Coach Bob Ammann said. "We made two clear-cut mistakes that ended up costing us, and I thought we had the better of the game, but nothing to show for it at the end of the day."

Saturday's match against the Aggies (7-5-2) was the fifth overtime game Cal State Fullerton (5-8-1, 1-4-0) has played this season.

Out of the five overtime matches of the season, the team is 1-3-1, losing its last three overtime games in a row.

Fullerton's other two overtime losses came against UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine last month.

Both teams were scoreless in the first 82 minutes of regulation until Aggies sophomore midfielder Dylan Curtis scored from 20 yards out to give Davis the 1-0 lead. It was Curtis' first goal of the season.

The lead lasted just 16 seconds as the Titans responded with a free kick from 32 yards out from Fullerton defender Amir Shafii to even the scoreboard again.

"He struck it well, and obviously the result was very good for us," Ammann said of Shafii's game-tying goal.

Prior to scoring his first goal of the season, Curtis got a shot past Titan goalkeeper Brent Douglas that was en route to the net before Shafii prevented what was sure to be an Aggies score.