No. 10 UC Davis stays unbeaten in WWPA with 20-2 win

Oct. 15, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - Junior utility Ido Goldschmidt scored a game-high four goals while the Anderson brothers, Marcus and Keenan, each added hat tricks, helping 10th-ranked UC Davis to a 20-2 victory over Concordia in Western Water Polo Association men’s action at Schaal Aquatics Center Sunday afternoon.

The Aggies improve to 12-5 overall and 4-0 in WWPA play. The Eagles fall to 8-8 for the year, 2-2 in conference.

Goldschmidt completed a power play in the first quarter, added a second goal to end the second, then netted back-to-back in the third for a total of four tallies. Marcus Anderson converted 6-on-5 opportunities in each of the first two frames, then hit his third midway through the final quarter. Keenan Anderson scored all three during a nine-minute stretch in the second half.

Sophomore Max Somple and redshirt freshman Jack Stafford chipped in two goals each for UC Davis. Yurii Hanley, Colter Knight, Morgan Olson-Fabbro, Cory Laidig, Holden Tamblyn and Spencer Galli also scored. Freshman Jonah Addington recorded eight saves with a pair of steals in front of the Aggie cage.

UC Davis never trailed in the contest, scoring four straight to start, then moving out to a 7-2 halftime lead after CUI cut the deficit to 4-2 during the second. The Aggies scored 16 unanswered from the 4:25 mark of the second quarter through the end, including 13-0 after the break.

The 18-goal winning margin is the largest ever for UC Davis in a conference game, and tied for second in school history, along with a 20-2 win over Harvard in 2011 and a 19-1 drubbing of Fresno Pacific in 2007. Only last year’s 23-4 win over George Washington had a wider gap.

The Aggies pause conference play to compete in Santa Clara’s Julian Fraser Memorial on October 21-22. They will face St. Francis, Wagner, Harvard and Bucknell.

Concordia (8-8, 2-2) 0 2 0 0 - 2
No. 10 UC Davis (12-5, 4-0) 4 3 7 6 - 20

GOALS - CUI: Patrick Zsiros 1, Messan Moore 1. UC DAVIS: Ido Goldschmidt 4, Marcus Anderson 3, Keenan Anderson 3, Jack Stafford 2, Max Somple 2, Yurii Hanley 1, Colter Knight 1, Morgan Olson-Fabbro 1, Cory Laidig 1, Holden Tamblyn 1, Spencer Galli 1. 

GOALIE SAVES - CUI: Cullen Mooers 7 (32:00). UC DAVIS: Jonah Addington 8 (32:00).

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation’s best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.

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