LOS ANGELES - Junior utility Ido Goldschmidt scored a game-high five goals while junior Marcus Anderson and sophomore Yurii Hanley each chipped in three, leading ninth-ranked UC Davis to a 22-5 drubbing of Loyola Marymount in Western Water Polo Association action at Burns Aquatics Center Thursday night.The Aggies improve to 18-5 for the year and remain unbeaten in conference play at 6-0. The Lions slip to 6-17 overall and 2-4 in WWPA games. Goldschmidt added three assists for a total of eight points. Hanley, senior Spencer Galli and sophomore Holden Tamblyn also had three assists, as UC Davis led from wire to wire. Tamblyn, Colter Knight, Kyle Reilly and Jack Stafford had two goals apiece, with Galli, Cory Laidig and Morgan Olson-Fabbro netting one each. UC Davis opened for a 2-0 lead on goals by Goldschmidt and Stafford midway through the first. The Aggies led 3-1 through the first quarter, then stromed ahead to an 9-3 halftime lead. Goldschmidt tallied three goals in a seven-goal third quarter, then the Aggies blanked their hosts by a 6-0 margin in the fourth frame. In all, UC Davis finished the contest with nine unanswered after Jacob Markle and Alessio Brunochelli scored back-to-back for LMU. The Aggies finish up their WWPA regular season at No. 12 UC San Diego on Saturday. Both teams are 6-0 and vying for the top seed in the conference tournament, held in La Jolla on November 17-19.
|No. 9 UC Davis (18-5, 6-0)||3||6||7||6||-||22|
|Loyola Marymount (6-17, 2-4)||1||2||2||0||-||5|