Pepperdine edges Aggies in second sudden victory

Sept. 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES - UC Davis junior utility Ido Goldschmidt scored four goals while sophomore Yurii Hanley added three, but fifth-year Mark Urban scored with 25 seconds left in the second sudden-victory period to lift the Waves to a 12-11 win over the Aggies in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Invitational at LMU's Burns Recreation Center Friday.

No. 8 UC Davis moves to 7-4 for the year. No. 9 Pepperdine, avenging a 7-5 loss to the Aggies from the previous weekend, improves to 13-2.

Sophomore center Eric Martel added two more goals for the Aggies with Cory Laidig and Marcus Anderson chipping in one apiece. Freshman goalie Jonah Addington recorded 12 saves.

For the Waves, sophomore Mate Toth netted four goals while senior goalie Zach Rhodes posted 12 saves.

UC Davis stormed to a run of four answered to start the game, as Anderson and Hanley boosted the Aggies to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, then Goldschmidt and Hanley added two more to increase the advantage to 4-0 by the five-minute mark in the second. Goldschmidt later assisted Hanley on the latter's hat-trick goal, then netted another tally in a high-scoring second quarter that brought UC Davis a 7-5 halftime edge.

The Aggies reclaimed a three-goal margin on two separate occasions in the third quarter, but Pepperdine graduately battled back and eventually equalized on a Charles Olsen power-play goal at 5:24 in the fourth. Toth's fourth goal made it four unanswered for the Waves and a 10-9 lead -- Pepperdine's first of the contest -- but Laidig tied the game at 10-10 with his 6-on-5 conversion with 3:14 left in regulation.

Rhodes made two key stops to halt UC Davis for the final minutes of the fourth, while Addington stopped a Christopher Dilworth attempt during the same span. With 28 seconds remaining, Colter Knight boosted a steal to allow the Aggies a timeout play. However, UC Davis could not manage a shot, bringing on the extra frames.

On the Waves' 10th power play of the game, Toth scored his fourth goal on a second chance to give his team an 11-10 lead with 42 ticks remaining in the first overtime segment. Addington stopped a Urban shot early in the sixth stanza, Marcus Anderson drew a key exclusion at 0:25, then Goldschmidt fired in his fourth goal on the ensuing quick-quick opportunity. Pepperdine called its final timeout, and Toth managed to fire off a potential game-winner, only to have Addington stop it for his ninth block. This kept the board at 11-11 and forced the sudden-victory period.

Addington had three more saves in the two extra periods, but two Aggie shots failed to find the back of the net. In the second SV period, a Sean Thomas steal gave Pepperdine possession in the final minute. Urban's goal closed out the game and ended the 44-minute marathon battle.

UC Davis takes on Air Force for Saturday's opener at Burns. The 16-team Mountain Pacific Invitational is hosted jointly by LMU and USC through Sunday.

Burns Aquatics Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)

No. 8 UC Davis (7-4) 2 5 2 1 1 0 - 11
No. 9 Pepperdine (13-2) 0 5 3 2 1 1 - 12

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Ido Goldschmidt 4, Yurii Hanley 3, Eric Martel 2, Marcus Anderson 1, Cory Laidig 1. PEPP: Mate Toth 4, Mark Urban 2, Kenneth Keller 2, Christopher Dilworth 2, Charles Olsen 1, Marko Asic 1.

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Jonah Addington 12 (44:00). PEPP: Zack Rhodes 12 (44:00).

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