Hodgens Scores 300th As Aggies Top Matadors

Senior Tiffany Hodgens converted her 61st career hat trick and scored her 300th career goal, extending her own school records.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Senior Tiffany Hodgens converted her 61st career hat trick and scored her 300th career goal, extending her own school records.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 20, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - Tiffany Hodgens scored her 61st career hat trick while Brittany Russell and Alli Johnstone added two goals each to lead UC Davis to a 10-6 win over Cal St. Northridge in a women's collegiate water polo match at Schaal Aquatics Center Friday. With her second goal - scored in the first quarter - Hodgens also became the first player in school history to reach the 300-goal mark in her career.

The Aggies, winners of five straight, improve to 6-2 on the year. The Matadors drop to 2-8 overall.

Also scoring for UC Davis was Kristin Pfaff, Crisara Abrams and Sarah Rees. Abrams had perhaps the most dramatic Aggie goal of the contest, firing a rocket from approximately nine meters out midway through the third quarter.

"I thought we came out and made a really good statement with good pressure defense," said UC Davis head coach Jamey Wright. "We allowed one shot, scored five in a row on them,and really took control of the game."

Pam Barba and Erica Bonetti each scored twice for CSUN. Barba launched a shot from mid-tank with 55 second remaining in the first half, surprising even her own teammates. She added a 6-on-5 goal early in the third period, one of three Matador goals in that period.

UC Davis opened the game with a 5-1 advantage, taking that lead with Hodgens' third goal, then went up 6-2 when Jessi Lafayette set up Russell on a goal with five ticks left in the half. The Aggies' biggest lead came at 3:21 in the third, when Russell's backhanded shot sent the lead to 8-3.

Both teams participate in the 24th annual Davis Shootout on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Cal St. Northridge (2-8)

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UC Davis (6-2)

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GOALS - CSUN: Pam Barba 2, Eric Bonetti 2, Lynzy Klein 1, Veronica Baeza 1. UC Davis: Tiffany Hodgens 3, Brittany Russell 2, Alli Johnstone 2, Crisara Abrams 1, Sarah Rees 1, Kristin Pfaff 1.

GOALIE SAVES - CSUN: Megan Icanberry 10. UC Davis: Nicole Hall 2 (21:00), Meggan Brownrigg 0 (7:00).