SARATOGA/SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Junior attacker Marcus Anderson scored seven total goals while junior utility Ido Goldschmidt added another six, helping ninth-ranked UC Davis post two wins over Top-20 competition on the final day of the Julian Fraser Memorial water polo tournament at Santa Clara and West Valley College Sunday.
The Aggies scored a 16-7 victory against No. 15 Harvard at WVC in the morning, then traveled to SCU's Sullivan Aquatic Center for a 15-6 win over No. 16 Bucknell in the afternoon. They improve to 16-5 for the season.
Anderson netted a career-best five goals against the Crimson, then chipped in two more against the Bison. Goldschmidt enjoyed his fourth four-goal game of the year against Harvard, then matched Anderson with two in Sunday's nightcap. Senior center Morgan Olson-Fabbro netted two goals in each contest, while sophomore attacker Holden Tamblyn performed a hat trick versus Bucknell.
The Julian Fraser Memorial, formerly known as the Rodeo, is named in honor of the former Bronco All-Academic honoree who died in February 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer.
UC DAVIS 16, HARVARD 7
Anderson scored at least one goal in each of the four quarters, including a 6-on-5 conversion during a 5-0 start, to help UC Davis avenge two one-goal losses to Harvard in 2016. The Aggies allowed the Crimson to pull within a 5-3 deficit before scoring four straight to take a 9-3 halftime lead. Goldschmidt's hat-trick goal made it five unanswered and a 10-3 edge at the 6:10 mark in the third.
Harvard never approached by closer than six goals throughout the second half. Redshirt freshman Jack Stafford scored two goals, while Eric Martel, Colter Knight and Kyle Reilly each chipped in one. UC Davis converted 4-for-7 on its power-play opportunities in the win.
Sunday's opener also ended a string of one-goal battles between UC Davis and Harvard, including last year's 16-15 thriller in the NCAA play-in game.
UC DAVIS 15, BUCKNELL 6
In similar fashion to the win over Harvard, UC Davis ran out to a strong start en route to its nine-goal win over Bucknell. Olson-Fabbro scored both of his goals in a 4-0 first quarter, then Goldschmidt and Tamblyn made it six straight by the midpoint of the second quarter.
The Aggies led by an 8-3 margin at halftime, held steady at 10-4 entering the fourth, then exploded for five goals in the fourth. Goldschmidt, Stafford and Tamblyn tallied three goals in the final three minutes to help seal the win. Martel, Yurii Hanley, Spencer Galli, Max Somple and Nick Coufal also made the scoresheet with one goal apiece.
UC Davis returns to Western Water Polo Association action with its Senior Day home finale against Fresno Pacific on Saturday. The team will honor seniors Galli, Olson-Fabbro and Cory Laidig as part of the overall Homecoming weekend.
2017 JULIAN FRASER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT, DAY 3
Sullivan Aquatics Center (Santa Clara) & West Valley College (Saratoga)
|No. 15 Harvard||2||1||3||1||-||7|
|No. 9 UC Davis||5||4||4||3||-||16|
GOALS - HARVARD: Nick Bunn 2, Charlie Owens 2, Austin Sechrest 1, Dennis Blyashov 1, Colin Chiapello 1. UC DAVIS: Marcus Anderson 5, Ido Goldschmidt 4, Jack Stafford 2, Morgan Olson-Fabbro 2, Eric Martel 1, Colter Knight 1, Kyle Reilly 1.
|No. 16 Bucknell||0||3||1||2||-||6|
|No. 9 UC Davis||4||4||2||5||-||15|
GOALS - BU: Marko Djordjevic 2, Logan Schofield 1, Oliver McClymonds 1, Tommy Stupp 1, Jared Stanley 1. UC DAVIS: Holden Tamblyn 3, Marcus Anderson 2, Ido Goldschmidt 2, Morgan Olson Fabbro 2, Yurii Hanley 1, Spencer Galli 1, Eric Martel 1, Max Somple 1, Nick Coufal 1, Jack Stafford 1.
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