Freshman Pile On The Goals In 15-5 Over Cal St. East Bay

Jan. 30, 2005


DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman Jessica Soza scored three goals, all in the second half, to lead UC Davis to a 15-5 win over Cal St. East Bay (formerly Cal St. Hayward) in the second of three collegiate women's water polo games Sunday.

The Aggies, winners against Pacific earlier in the day, improve to 3-1 for the year.

Senior Nicole Lorrimer, sophomore Katherine O'Rourke and freshman Ashley Greenwood each added a pair of scores for UC Davis. Lina Moore had two first-half saves then Amber Korner recorded five after the break in the Aggie net.

UC Davis held the Pioneers scoreless for more than 19 minutes of play, racking up 10 unanswered goals from midway in the first quarter until early in the fourth. Gabriella Keri found the Aggie cage at 5:13 in the fourth then added a four-meter penalty shot less than a minute later.

In the day's first neutral-site action, Keri scored four goals to lead East Bay to a 7-5 win over Sonoma, exploding out of a 2-2 halftime deadlock. Alissa Larimer also scored a pair of goals for the Pioneers while five different Seawolves provided a goal each in the losing effort.

Later in Sunday's slate, Pacific opened with four unanswered goals then held on to a 7-4 victory over SSU. Jessica Schroeder scored four goals, all in the first half. She had a 6-on-5 goal and a 4-meter penalty conversion as part of that offensive output.

Amanda Haddock led Sonoma with two goals while Seawolf goalie Kimberly Fortson posted nine saves.

UC Davis will face off with Sonoma State in the day's final game.