Aggie Water Polo Splits Season-Opening Action

Freshman Christi Raycraft made her collegiate debut by scoring her first hat trick as No. 13 UC Davis lost a 10-9 overtime heart-breaker to No. 12 San Jose State.
 
Freshman Christi Raycraft made her collegiate debut by scoring her first hat trick as No. 13 UC Davis lost a 10-9 overtime heart-breaker to No. 12 San Jose State.
 

Jan. 29, 2005

SAN JOSE, Calif. - After opening its 2005 season with a heart-breaking 10-9 overtime battle against 12th-ranked host San Jose State, UC Davis recovered to hold onto a 3-2 defensive win over Santa Clara in season-opening women's water polo action at the SJSU Aquatics Center Saturday.

The Aggies, ranked 13th in the preseason national poll, open their season at 1-1.

Seniors Sarah Rees and Nicole Lorrimer and junior Jessi Lafayette each scored goals in UC Davis' victory over the Broncos. The Aggies held SCU to a 1-1 tie at the break, then went up by two entering the fourth quarter. Lina Moore and Amber Korner shared goaltending chores for UC Davis. Moore posted three saves while Korner had a save and two steals. UC Davis also added three field blocks in the defensive battle.

Davis product Christi Raycraft completed a hat trick in the Aggies' opener with the Spartans. Sophomore Katherine O'Rourke added two goals while goalkeeper Nicole Hall recorded eight saves in net.

The Spartans led 7-4 entering the fourth quarter, but UC Davis scored four in that period, including a game-tying goal by Lorrimer to force the overtime.

This is the second straight year UC Davis and San Jose State has opened their respective seasons with extra-frame contests.

 

 

UC Davis returns home for a tripleheader at Schaal Aquatics Center, taking on Cal St. Hayward, Sonoma State and Pacific.

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UC Davis

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GOALS - SCU: not available. UC Davis: Sarah Rees 1, Nicole Lorrimer 1, Jessi Lafayette 1.
SAVES - SCU: not available. UC Davis: Lina Moore 3, Amber Korner 1.

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San Jose State

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UC Davis (1-1)

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GOALS - UC Davis: Christi Raycraft 3, Katherine O'Rourke 2, Nicole Lorrimer 1, Sarah Rees 1, Jenny Stephanopoulos 1, Casie Mota 1.
GOALIE SAVES - UC Davis: Nicole Hall 8. SJSU: none.