Russell, Jay Score Hat Tricks As UC Davis Splits First Day At UCSD

Brittany Russell scored her first hat trick of the season in the Aggies' first game at the UCSD Arena Invitational. <br><b>Photo by Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise
 
Brittany Russell scored her first hat trick of the season in the Aggies' first game at the UCSD Arena Invitational.
Photo by Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise
 

Feb. 8, 2003

LA JOLLA, Calif. --- Brittany Russell scored a hat trick in UC Davis' first-ever loss to Michigan, then Beth Jay matched that effort in a win over Arizona State during the first day of action at the UC San Diego Arena Invitational at Canyonview Pool. UC Davis lost to the Wolverines by an 8-6 final, then beat the Sun Devils 9-2.

The Aggies move to 3-3 on the season.

Melissa Agee, Kristin Pfaff and Nicole Lorrimer also had goals in the Michigan game. Kelsey Whalen saved six shots in net for UC Davis. The Wolverines were led by three goals from sophomore driver Casey Kerney.

Alli Johnstone added two goals to Jay's hat trick in the win over ASU. Pfaff, Russell, Agee and Shannon McGee also added a goal apiece for the Aggies. UC Davis led 5-0 at the halftime break, then later added three goals in the fourth quarter to seal that victory.

UC Davis faces tournament host and perennial Western Water Polo Association rival UC San Diego for an 8 a.m. game Sunday, then will face Cal St. Bakersfield in the 4 p.m. matchup.

UC SAN DIEGO ARENA INVITATIONAL - UC Davis games only

UC Davis (2-3)

2

1

2

1

-

6

Michigan (3-2)

1

3

3

1

-

8

GOALS - UC Davis: Brittany Russell 3, Melissa Agee 1, Kristin Pfaff 1, Nicole Lorrimer 1. Michigan: Casey Kerney 3, Megan Hausmann 2, Abbi Rowe 1, Sheetal Narsai 1, Julie Nisbet 1.


Arizona State (3-3)

0

0

1

1

-

2

UC Davis (3-3)

2

3

1

3

-

9

GOALS - UC Davis: Beth Jay 3, Alli Johnstone 2, Melissa Agee 1, Shannon McGee 1, Kristin Pfaff 1, Brittany Russell 1. ASU: Daya Mau 1, Elaine Bentley 1.