Hodgens Paces Aggies To Sunday Sweep At UCSD Arena Invite

Senior Tiffany Hodgens posted hat tricks in each of UC Davis' two wins in the second day of action at the UCSD Arena Invitational. The three-time All-American ended the day with 17 goals on the year, needing just six more to reach the 300-goal plateau.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Senior Tiffany Hodgens posted hat tricks in each of UC Davis' two wins in the second day of action at the UCSD Arena Invitational. The three-time All-American ended the day with 17 goals on the year, needing just six more to reach the 300-goal plateau.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 8, 2004

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Senior Tiffany Hodgens scored a total of seven goals in wins over Hartwick College of New York and UC Irvine, as UC Davis finished seventh in the UC San Diego Arena Invitational women's water polo tournament at Canyonview Pool Sunday. The Aggies beat Hartwick, 8-5, then outlasted UCI by a 10-6 final in the seventh-place game.

UC Davis finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, improving to 4-2 overall.

Hodgens put up four goals while junior center Brittany Russell added two more in the win over the Hawks. Hartwick led 3-2 after the first quarter, but was held to just one score in each of the second and third periods. The Aggies scored three in the second to take a 5-4 halftime lead which they would not relinquish.

In UC Davis' second game of the day - the 22nd overall contest in the highly competitive 12-team tournament - Hodgens and senior attacker Alli Johnstone posted three goals each to lead the Aggies to a 10-6 win. Russell, Annie Preble, Katherine O'Rourke and Crisara Abrams also scored for UC Davis, which led 7-3 at the half.

Fourth-ranked Long Beach State was the lone team to go 4-0 in the tournament, beating fifth-ranked San Diego State, 8-3, to win the championship game. SDSU, Indiana and UC Davis each went 3-1 in the tourney. Loyola Marymount placed third, falling to the Aztecs in a 10-9 overtime battle in the semifinals.

The Aggies' next action is at Pacific on February 13.

UC SAN DIEGO ARENA INVITATIONAL (Day Two - UC Davis results only)
           
Game 18            
Hartwick (N.Y.)

3

1

1

0

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5

UC Davis

2

3

2

1

-

8

GOALS - HC: Sheri Johnson 1, Ashleigh Jacobs 1, Keri James 1, Vanessa Malik 1, Kate Chambers 1. UC Davis: Tiffany Hodgens 4, Brittany Russell 2, Kristin Pfaff 1, Alli Johnstone 1.
 
Game 22            
UC Irvine

2

1

3

0

-

6

UC Davis

3

4

2

1

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10

GOALS - UCI: Melissa Fernandez 2, Michelle Carey, Robyn Kaake, Erika Ranes, Rebecca Wedemeyer. UC Davis: Tiffany Hodgens 3, Alli Johnstone 3, Annie Preble 1, Katherine O'Rourke 1, Crisara Abrams 1, Brittany Russell. 1