No. 11 Aggies edge No. 17 SJSU at Stanford Invite

Feb. 3, 2018

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Seniors Greta Kohlmoos (center) and Paige Virgil (attacker) compiled a total of five and six goals, respectively, for the Aggies over the course of two games to help No. 11 UC Davis to a 12-8 win over No. 17 San Jose State; however, the UC Davis women’s water polo team went 1-1 after having to count a first-game loss after meeting with No. 9 Michigan on the first day of the Stanford Invitational at the Avery Aquatics Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

The Aggies are now 3-3 overall in the 2018 season.

UC Davis started off their first day of the Stanford Invitational with an early afternoon matchup against No. 9 Michigan, where Virgil, Kohlmoos, and sophomore attacker Kathleen Schaffle were the only repeat scorers for the Aggies; however, it was not until the second quarter when freshman utility Emily Byrne put the first point on the scoreboard for the Aggies to make the score 4-1. In terms of the amount of goals scored in the second and third quarter alone, UC Davis topped Michigan by one goal; however, between the four point lead after the first quarter, as well as the two goals scored above the Aggies in the final quarter, the game ended with a 14-9 Wolverine victory.

Outside of goals scored in the UC Davis and Michigan matchup, freshman goalie Cleopatra Constantin tallied up a total of seven saves throughout the four quarters.

The UC Davis women’s water polo team, so far in the season, have yet to allow themselves to go one tournament day with all losses. A couple of hours after their game with Michigan, the Aggies returned to the pool to go up against No. 17 San Jose State, and left the pool with a four-point victory over the Spartans.

Kohlmoos got the ball rolling quickly for her team in the first quarter, scoring the first goal less than 30 seconds into the start of the game, and then followed through with a second goal just a little over a minute after. Rounding out the first quarter for the Aggies came Virgil, who scored the third team goal at the buzzer.

Junior utility Annie Kutt got the first goal for the Aggies in the second quarter, making the game a 4-4 tie, while Virgil came in clutch again as she her second goal of the game with one second left in the quarter.

Freshman attacker Emily Aikema, who made an appearance at the season-opener invitational, scored her first Division I goal, as well as the first of six UC Davis goals earned in the third quarter. Aside from Aikema, Virgil scored a hat trick for the Aggies by getting two more goals, while senior attacker Heather Johnson, Kohlmoos, and senior center Jill Bushman each scored a single goal to round out their third quarter play, making it an 6-11 UC Davis lead.

The Aggies maintained their lead throughout the fourth quarter, as San Jose State scored only one goal more than the Aggies. Senior attacker Sammy Preston rounded out the scoring for UC Davis after getting a goal within the first minute of the quarter.

Sophomore goalie Caitlin Golding acquired a total of nine saves against the Spartans over the four quarters of playtime.

The Aggies return to the pool tomorrow for their second day of action at the Stanford Invitational, starting with a matchup against No. 2 Cal at 9:40 a.m.

2018 STANFORD INVITATIONAL
Avery Aquatics Center (Palo Alto, Calif.)
UC Davis games only

GAME #1:


 

 


No. 9 Michigan

4

3

3

4

-

14

No. 11 UC Davis

0

3

4

2

-

9

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Greta Kohlmoos (2), Kathleen Schaffe (2), Paige Virgil (2), McKenna Hauss (1), Chloe Robinson (1), Emily Byrne (1) ; MICH: Kim Johnson (3), Maddy Steere (2), Caroline Anderson (2), Kathy Rogers (2), Sofie Pontre (2), Maddy Johnston (1), Laura Jimenez (1), Brittany Prentice (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Cleopatra Constantin (7, 32:00); MICH: Heidi Ritner (9; 32:00)

GAME #2:


No. 11 UC Davis

3

2

6

1

-

12

No. 17 SJSU

4

0

2

2

-

8

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Paige Virgil (4), Greta Kohlmoos (3), Emily Aikema (1), Jill Bushman (1), Sammy Preston (1), Annie Kutt (1), Heather Johnson (1) ; SJSU: Guara Garcia Delgado (3), Lili Urvari (2), Sheila Jensen (1), Klaudia Paradi (1), Jordan Milich-Misikini (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (9, 32:00); SJSU: 

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