Golden Bears Jump Out Early To Defeat UC Davis, 12-3

Nov. 6, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - Ten different players scored for the Golden Bears as the No. 4 UC Berkeley men's water polo team (15-7) defeated No. 13 UC Davis, 12-3, in a non-conference match Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 16-13 on the season while Cal improves to 15-7.

Cal jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Marty Matthies and freshmen Mike Hayes and Adam Haley. Sophomore Brian Kinsel gave the Bears a 4-0 lead with 6:23 left in the second period, before Michael Long got UC Davis on the board with a goal at 6:00 left the second quarter. Matthies scored again with 5:25 in the second to give Cal a 5-1 lead.

The Aggies made their best run of the day by scoring the next two goals on shots by Adam Lindsay and David Welch to get within 5-3 with 2:50 left in the half. That was as close as the Aggies got as the Bears went on to score the next seven goals to win 12-3.

Besides goals by Matthies, Andrija Vasiljevic, Hayes and Haley, Cal's other scorers included single goals from Brian Kinsel, Jeff Tyrrell, Brian Bacharach, Keola Richardson, Kevin Platshon and Michael Scharf.

Cal was paced by sophomores Matthies and Vasiljevic with two goals apiece. Junior goalie Nate Bennett registered eight saves while Aggie goalie Mike McGee finished with 11. It was the fourth time this season the Bears have defeated the Aggies.

No.13 UC Davis (16-13) 0 3 0 0 - 3
No.4 UC Berkeley (15-7) 3 3 4 2 - 12

UC Davis Goals: Adam Lindsay, Michael Long, David Welch.
UC Davis Saves: Mike McGee 11.

UC Berkeley Goals: Marty Matthies 2,Andrija Vasiljevic 2, Brian Bacharach, Adam Haley, Mike Hayes, Brian Kinsel, Kevin Platshon, Keola Richardson, Michael Scharf, Jeff Tyrrell.
UC Berkeley Saves: Nate Bennett 8, Schauffler 1