Aggies Defeat UC Santa Cruz To Open Play At NorCal Tournament

Oct. 2, 2004

STOCKTON, Calif. - Josh McNeely scored five goals while Patrick Jacobson and Tom Jay each added four on the day as No.14 UC Davis completed the first day of play at the NorCal men's water polo tournament winning one of its three games. The Aggies opened the day by defeating UC Santa Cruz, 11-3, but then fell to No.3 UC Berkeley, 12-5 and ended the night with an 8-5 loss to No.9 Pepperdine.

Following Saturday's play the Aggies' see their record move to 9-8.

In the UC Santa Cruz game, the Aggies jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. McNeely had three goals while Conor Duignan added two to lead UC Davis to their second win over the Banana Slugs this season.

In the second game of the day, Cal raced to a 7-0 lead at halftime en route to the Bears' third victory over UC Davis this season. John Mann had three goals while Brian Bacharach was one of four Bears with two each as Cal advanced with the 12-5 win. UC Davis was led by McNeely and Jay, who each scored two, along with Nicholas Arrigo.

In the nightcap, the Aggies again started slow, allowing Pepperdine to jump to the 5-2 halftime lead. Jacobson, who had his 13-game goal scoring streak snapped against Cal, had three goals to lead UC Davis, but it wasn't enough as the Waves and Aggies each scored three goals in the second half to make the final score, 8-5.

In addition to Jacobson's three goals, Jay added two to complete the scoring for the Aggies.

Play concludes at the NorCal tournament on Sunday with the two more matches for UC Davis.

No.14 UC DAVIS 4 2 3 2 - 11
UC Santa Cruz 0 1 1 1 - 3
UC Davis Goals: Josh McNeely 3, Conor Duignan 2, Nicholas Arrigo, Patrick Jacobson, Adam Lindsay, Michael Long, Jesse Tweed, David Welch.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 6, Stephen Sampson 1.
UC Santa Cruz Goals: Garver, Magree, Umoff.
UC Santa Cruz Saves: Vaughn 7.

No.14 UC DAVIS 0 0 4 1 - 5
No.3 UC B erkeley 3 4 3 2 - 12
UC Davis Goals: Josh McNeely 2, Tom Jay 2, Nicholas Arrigo.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 4.
UC Berkeley Goals: Mann 3, Bacharach 2, Richardson 2, Matthies 2, Hayes 2, Kinsel.
UC Berkeley Saves: Bennett 4.

No.9 Pepperdine 1 4 1 2 - 8
No.14 UC Davis 0 2 1 2 - 5
UC Davis Goals: Patrick Jacobson 3, Tom Jay 2.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 3.
Pepperdine Goals: Langten 3, Acosta, Digges, Hewko, Whitlock.
Pepperdine Saves: Miller 4.