UC Davis Drops Pair To Nationally-Ranked Teams

Oct. 12, 2003

STOCKTON, Calif. - Eddie Wisniewski scored four goals and the Tigers used a six-goal third period to break open a tie game as No.15 Pacific defeated No.12 UC Davis 11-5 in a men's water polo match Sunday afternoon at Chris Kjeldsen Pool. Earlier in the day the Aggies dropped a 6-4 contest against Princeton University, which is tied with the Aggies at 12th nationally.

With the losses the Aggies fall to 9-9 on the season while the Tigers improve to 5-9.

Against Pacific, both teams played to a 3-3 tie in the first half. Pacific jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Aggie senior George Dingeldein got the Aggies on the board to close out the scoring in the first half. The Tigers took a 3-1 lead before UC Davis Dingeldein and David Welch scored unanswered goals to close out the first half.

In the third period it was all Pacific as the tigers scored six unanswered goals, three by Wisniewski to give Pacific a lead it would not relinquish. Each team would score a pair of goals in the fourth quarter with Dingeldein scoring his third and Tom Jay adding one to close out the scoring.

Senior goalie Zach Wordes recorded five saves in the Aggie net.

In the Princeton contest, five different Tiger players scored and a big second period was the difference as Princeton escaped with the 6-4 win. After a scoreless first period, Princeton erupted for four goals in the second to take a 4-1 halftime edge. Each team scored a goal in the third and the Aggies cut the lead to one with just over four minutes remaining in the contest, but would get no closer. Princeton closed out the scoring with 3:45 left for the final margin of victory.

For UC Davis freshman Kevin Bacharach led the way with two goals while Dingeldein and Patrick Jacobson each added a goal. Wordes netted six saves in the contest.



UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it hosts Santa Clara in the first home contest of the season. Match time is set for noon at Hickey Pool.

UC DAVIS 0 1 1 2 - 4
Princeton 0 4 1 1 - 6
UC Davis Goals: Kevin Bacharach 2, George Dingeldein, Patrick Jacobson
UC Davis Saves: Zach Wordes 6

UC DAVIS 1 2 0 2 - 5
Pacific 2 1 6 2 - 11
UC Davis Goals: George Dingeldein 3, Tom Jay, David Welch
UC Davis Saves: Zach Wordes 5