Late Triton Score Gives UC San Diego Win Over Aggies

Oct. 26, 2003

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - Brandon Borso scored with just over two minutes remaining in the contest to break a 6-6 tie and lead No.6 UC San Diego to a come-from-behind, 7-6 victory over No.16 UC Davis in the Davis Men's Water Polo Shootout Sunday afternoon at Solano College.

UC San Diego jumped out to a 5-3 lead by halftime, but Aggie senior George Dingeldein responded with three third-period goals as UC Davis took a 6-5 lead into the fourth period. Triton senior Jonathan Hopkins tied the game with a four-meter penalty shot at the 5:16 mark, tying the game and setting up Borso's heroics.

Zach Wordes made three saves in net for UC Davis while Colin McElroy registered six. With the win and loss the Aggies move to 13-11 on the season.

"The guys knew they were playing the sixth-best team in the country and they really rose to the occasion," said Aggie head coach Steve Doten. "San Diego is a great team and we battled them to the very end. Our guys did a great job today."

In the day's first game, Dingeldein scored a pair of goals and the Aggies used a 4-0 spurt midway through the contest to take a lead they would not surrender as UC Davis defeated UC Santa Cruz 7-4. UC Davis trailed 3-2 at halftime but strung together four straight goals, two by Dingeldein and one each by Tom Jay and Jamie Turpen to take a 6-3 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the contest. Jay would add the Aggies final goal to second the victory. Brian King scored two goals to pace the Banana Slugs.

In the Aggie net, Wordes recorded six saves while his counterpart, Scott Vaughn, registered seven on the contest.

In the day's second game, Hopkins' hat trick paced six Tritons in the scoring column as UC San Diego defeated Santa Clara 11-4. The Tritons, ranked No.6 nationally, led just 2-1 following the opening quarter but scored seven of the next eight goals to put the game out of reach. UC San Diego led 5-1 at halftime and 8-2 following three periods. In addition to Hopkins, Clark Petersen, Nate Cooper and Matthew Ustaszewski each added a pair of goals. Whit Gilfillan scored a pair of goals to lead Santa Clara. McElroy made four saves in the Triton net while Peter Moore had six and Floyd Tucker two saves for Santa Clara.



In the tournament's final game, Michael Webb scored four goals and Toby Magree added three as UC Santa Cruz defeated Santa Clara, 12-7. Santa Cruz jumped out early, scoring the first four goals of the game and the Broncos could never catch up. Santa Clara would get as close as 6-4 in the third period, but back-to-back goals by King put the game out of reach. Vaughn made six saves in net for Santa Cruz while Moore made five for Santa Clara.

UC Davis will next be in action this Thursday, October 30, when it travels to face UC Berkeley. Gametime is set for 4 p.m.


Game #7
UC Cruz 1 2 0 1 - 4
UC DAVIS 1 1 3 2 - 7
UC Davis Goals: George Dingeldein 2, Tom Jay 2, Jamie Turpen 1, Patrick Jacobson 1, Kevin Bacharach 1.
UC Santa Cruz Goals: Brian King 2, Bryan McGarry 1, Toby Magree 1.
UC Davis Saves: Zach Wordes 6.
UC Santa Cruz Saves: Scott Vaughn 7.

Game #8
UC San Diego 2 3 3 3 - 11
Santa Clara 1 0 1 2 - 4
UC San Diego Goals: Jonathan Hopkins 3, Clark Petersen 2, Matthew Ustaszewski 2, Nate Cooper 2, Chris Eichholz 1, Matt Ellis 1.
Santa Clara Goals: Whit Gilfillan 2, Patrick Noack 1, Daniel Figoni 1.
UC San Diego Saves: Colin McElroy 4.
Santa Clara Saves: Peter Moore 6, Floyd Tucker 2.

Game #9
UC San Diego 3 2 0 2 - 7
UC DAVIS 1 2 3 0 - 6
UC San Diego Goals: Jonathan Hopkins 3, Chris Finegold 2, Brandon Borso 1, Steven Jendrusina 1.
UC Davis Goals: George Dingeldein 3, Jamie Turpen 1, Tom Jay 1, Brian Hodgens 1.
UC San Diego Saves: Colin McElroy 6.
UC Davis Saves: Zach Wordes 3.

Game #10
UC Santa Cruz 4 2 2 4 - 12
Santa Clara 0 2 3 2 - 7
Santa Clara Goals: Daniel Figoni 2, Kenny Flanagan-De La Hoz 2, Jon Greco 2, Logan Gee 1.
UC Santa Cruz Goals: Michael Webb 4, Brian King 3, Toby Magree 3, Bryan MJcGarry 1, Ricky Umoff 1.
Santa Clara Saves: Peter Moore 5.
UC Santa Cruz Saves: Scott Vaughn 6.