Oct. 30, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. - Tom Jay and Kevin Bacharach each scored four goals as No.14 UC Davis defeated Santa Clara 11-7 during play at the Aggie Shootout men's water polo tournament Saturday afternoon at the Schaal Aquatics Center. Earlier in the day Sean Wimer's goal with one minute, 47 seconds left in the fourth proved to be the game-winner and Endre Rex-Kiss added an insurance goal at the buzzer as No.6 Loyola Marymount defeated No.14 UC Davis 8-6.
With the split the Aggies see their season record move to 14-12 on the season.
Against LMU, the Aggies scored the only goal of the first period when Jay finally broke through with :27 seconds remaining. By halftime the score was tied at 2-2.
LMU gained some breathing room following Wimer's second goal of the game at the 5:12 mark of the fourth period. The Aggies answered following goals by Nicholas Arrigo and Patrick Jacobson that evened the game at 6-6 with 2:30 left. Following an Aggie ejection, one of 10 in the game for UC Davis, Wimer converted the man-advantage goal.
The win for LMU was the second of the season against the Aggie this season.
In the nightcap the Broncos scored the game's first goal but it was all UC Davis the rest of the way. The Aggies scored five straight to open a 5-1 lead as Jay hat the hat trick in the first half. Santa Clara never cut the lead under three as UC Davis defeated Santa Clara for the second time this month.
The Aggies' play was highlighted by goalie Erik Acevedo. Playing the second half, the sophomore stopped two four-meter penalty shots as part of his five saves in the contest.
UC Davis returns to the pool on Sunday when it concludes play in the Aggie Shootout. The Aggies face Air Force at 1 p.m. at Schaal Aquatics Center.
UC DAVIS MEN'S WATER POLO
No.6 Loyola Marymount 0 2 2 4 - 8
No.14 UC DAVIS 1 1 2 2 - 6
UC Davis Goals: Nicholas Arrigo 3, Patrick Jacobson 2, Tom Jay.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 9.
LMU Goals: Sean WIMER 2, Endre Rex-Kiss 3, Sean Wimer 2, Brian McShane, Trevor Wagner, Ben Easton.
LMU Saves: Justin Coleman 14.
Santa Clara 1 0 2 4 - 7
No.14 UC DAVIS (14-12) 2 3 2 4 - 11
UC Davis Goals: Tom Jay 4, Kevin Bacharach 4, Adam Lindsay, Nicholas Arrigo, Conor Duignan.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 4, Erik Acevedo 5.
Santa Clara Goals: Kevin Starry 2, Austin Brizgys, Jon Greco, Mark Oda, Josh Early, Grant Allison.
Santa Clara Saves: Peter Moore 9.