Sept. 10, 2010
Justin Davies scored the game's only goal Friday night to lead the San Diego State men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Air Force in the first round of the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament in San Diego, Calif. With the victory, San Diego State improved to 2-1, while the Falcons fell to 1-2.
Davies took a pass from Raymundo Reza for a breakaway in the 77th minute, but had his initial shot stopped by Falcon goalie Matt Underwood. The ball came back directly to Davies, who touched the ball into the net for his first career goal. Falcon sophomore Kevin Durr had a chance to tie the game in the 82nd minute, but his shot from 23 yards was knocked away due to a diving save from Aztec keeper Brad Byrns.
Each team had 15 total shots and four shots on goal in the game, but San Diego State seemed to have the better scoring opportunities as most of AFA's attempts came from long range in non-threatening situations. In fact, Air Force's best chances came from 25 yards (71st minute by Durr), 22 yards (74th minute by Zane Dydasco) and 23 yards (82nd minute by Durr).
Byrns made four saves to preserve the shutout, while Underwood made three in his third career start.
The Falcons continue play in the tournament on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they take on 12th-ranked UC Irvine, which defeated Oakland 2-0 Friday.