Aggies Fall In Overtime To BYU-Hawaii, 10-9

Sophomore Tom Jay scored three goals in Saturday's contest against BYU-Hawaii.
 
Sophomore Tom Jay scored three goals in Saturday's contest against BYU-Hawaii.
 

Sept. 27, 2003

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Senior George Dingeldein scored three goals and the Aggies erased a 6-2 halftime deficit but it was not enough as BYU-Hawaii defeated UC Davis, 10-9 in overtime Saturday during the second day of play at the UC Santa Cruz Slugfest.

With the loss the Aggie snapped their five-match winning streak and fall to 5-3 on the season.

UC Davis got off to a slow start as BYU held a 4-2 lead after the first quarter then extended the margin to 6-2 by halftime. The Aggies fought back in the third as they outscored the Seasiders, 3-1, and briefly took a lead in the fourth quarter before BYU scored to tie the game at 9-9 and force overtime.

In overtime, which consists of two three-minute periods, both teams were scoreless in the first period before the Seasiders got the game winner with 1:30 left to play. The goal came on a 6-on-5 advantage for BYU.

"We started horribly today," said Aggie head coach Steve Doten. "But the team did a great job of coming back in the second half and we actually went ahead at one point. It was a hard-fought game."

In addition to Dingeldein's three goals, his third straight three-goal game, Tom Jay added three goals while Patrick Jacobson added a pair and Conor Duignan recorded one goal.

The Aggies were scheduled to face Air Force later Saturday afternoon at the Slugfest. Play concludes with two more games on Sunday.

UC DAVIS MEN'S WATER POLO
UC Davis 2 0 3 4 0 0 - 9
BYU-Hawaii 4 2 1 2 0 1 - 10

UC Davis Goals: George Dingeldein 3, Tom Jay 3, Patrick Jacobson 2, Conor Duignan 1
UC Davis Saves: Zach Wordes 8