UC Davis Finishes 4-0 At UCSC Slugfest

Freshman Carlos Martinez registered his first career hat trick in the Aggies' 16-2 win over La Verne Sunday.
 
Freshman Carlos Martinez registered his first career hat trick in the Aggies' 16-2 win over La Verne Sunday.
 

Sept. 23, 2007

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Junior Adam Bennett and freshman Carlos Martinez each scored hat tricks as UC Davis won a pair of Western Water Polo Association matchups on the second day of the UC Santa Cruz Slugfest men's water polo tournament Sunday. The ninth-ranked Aggies beat No. 19 Redlands, 12-6, in the morning contest; then followed that up with a 16-2 win over La Verne in the afternoon tilt.

UC Davis improves to 10-4, extending its win streak to seven games. The Aggies also stay unbeaten against WWPA competition, bumping their conference mark to 9-0.

Bennett scored three goals in the morning win over Redlands, in which UC Davis led 4-1 at the halftime break and 9-2 through three quarters. Senior Joseph Smith and freshman Walter Eggert each added two goals offensively while senior goalkeeper Mike McGee matched his season best with 15 saves in net.

Martinez, who scored his first collegiate goal in Saturday's win over Whittier, led 12 Aggie scorers in the win over La Verne. Junior Philippe Chordas and Jake Norton also had a pair of scores in that victory. McGee and Erik Quinn split halves against the Leopards, tallying eight and seven goals, respectively.

No information was available for Redlands or La Verne scorers.

UC Davis is next in action at home against Santa Clara on September 29.

#19 Redlands 1 0 1 4 - 6
#9 UC Davis 1 3 5 3 - 12

GOALS - RU: not available. UC Davis: Adam Bennett 3, Joseph Smith 2, Walter Eggert 2, Grant Muenter 1, Cory Lyle 1, Nick Arrigo 1, Matt MacLachlan 1, Paul Wilson 1.

GOALIE SAVES - LV: not available. UC Davis: Mike McGee 15 (32:00).

La Verne 0 0 1 1 - 2
#9 UC Davis 5 5 3 3 - 16

GOALS - LV: not available. UC Davis: Carlos Martinez 3, Philippe Chordas 2, Jake Norton 2, Adam Bennett 1, Matt Richardson 1, Walter Eggert 1, Jim Breen 1, Brendan Sigourney 1, Joseph Smith 1, Alex Dewar 1, Paul Wilson 1, Adam Lindsay 1.

GOALIE SAVES - LV: not available. UC Davis: Mike McGee 8 (16:00), Erik Quinn 7 (16:00).