No. 11 UC Davis gets the win over No. 22 Fresno State

Jan. 27, 2018

BERKELEY, Calif. — Senior attacker Paige Virgil and junior utility Annie Kutt each scored five goals for the Aggies over a span of two games to help No. 11 UC Davis to a 19-10 win over No. 22 Fresno State; however, it was not enough to secure a first-game win over No. 2 Cal this Saturday at the California Cup tournament in Berkeley, Calif.

The Aggies are now 2-2 for the year, while the Golden Bears and the Bulldogs are 4-0 and 1-4, respectively.

UC Davis started off their one-day tournament run with a morning matchup against No. 2 Cal, where Virgil and senior utility Carla Tocchini each scored a goal in the first quarter, followed by another three in the second quarter by Virgil, Kutt, and senior center Greta Kohlmoos to finish the first half of the game with five goals.

Sophomore attacker Audrey Taylor was the only Aggie in the second half of the game to score a goal over Cal, who accumulated six more goals, three of which came from two-time Olympian Dora Antal, to end the game with a 15-6 victory over UC Davis.

UC Davis bounced back from their first game loss when they met Fresno State’s team in the pool later in the afternoon by getting a nine-point win above the Bulldogs. In the first quarter alone, the Aggies scored seven goals, which was more than the total goals scored in their first game against the Golden Bears. The seven goals received in the first quarter alone came from five different players, with the repeat scorers being Tocchini and Kohlmoos.

From then on, the Aggies out-shined the Bulldogs in all four quarters of play, aside from the third quarter where both the teams tied in goals scored. In the second quarter, UC Davis scored three goals over Fresno State, while scoring two over the Bulldogs in the final quarter.

To highlight on other Aggie accomplishments, sophomore goalie Caitlin Golding tallied up a total of 16 saves between the two games, while freshman Emily Byrne officially made her Division I debut at the California Cup, where she scored a goal for UC Davis with 41 seconds left in the first quarter of the game against Fresno State.

The UC Davis women’s water polo team returns to the pool next weekend to participate in the Stanford Invitational from Feb. 3-4. The Aggies begin their play at 12:15 p.m. on Day 1 against the current No. 8 ranked Michigan.

2018 CALIFORNIA CUP
Spieker Aquatics Complex (Berkeley, Calif.)
UC Davis games only

GAME #1:


 

 

No. 2 California

5

4

4

2

-

15

No. 11 UC Davis

2

3

0

1

-

6

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Paige Virgil (2), Carla Tocchini (1), Annie Kutt (1), Audrey Taylor (1); CAL: Dora Antal (6), Emma Wright (3), Sarah Siepker (1), Carla Carrega (1), Anna Illes (1), Kindred Paul (1), Sofia Rivas (1), Hannah Derose (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (6, 32:00); CAL: Madison Tagg (4, 32:00).


GAME #2:



No. 11 UC Davis

7

4

5

3

-

19

No. 22 Fresno State

3

1

5

1

-

10

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Annie Kutt (4), Paige Virgil (3), McKenna Hauss (2), Jill Bushman (2), Carla Tocchini (2), Greta Kohlmoos (2), Kathleen Schafle (1), Sammy Preston (1), Jill Bushman (1), Emily Byrne (1); FRESNO STATE: Callie Woodruff (5), Trystyn Vuori (3), Maci Layne (2), Devynn Stein (2), Emily Nicholson (2), Maddie Loggins (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (10, 32:00); FRESNO STATE: Hannah Duggins (9, 32:00)


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