Alia Hansen posted a hat trick in UC Davis' Game 1 victory over Cal St. Bakersfield
Feb. 22, 2003
Feb. 22, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. -- Kate Chambers' goal with 36 seconds remaining lifted
Hartwick College (N.Y.) to a 7-5 win over host UC Davis in the fifth game
of the Davis Shootout women's water polo tournament Saturday at Hickey Pool.
The Aggies, now 7-6 on the season, had opened the tournament with a 10-6
win over Cal St. Bakersfield to move into the winners' bracket.
Hartwick added a goal by Vanessa Malik after the halftime break to take
a 5-2 lead, but back-to-back scores by Shannon McGee helped cut the margin
to 5-4 by the three-minute mark in the third period. Colleen Santos answered
with a goal 30 seconds later to push the Hawks' lead to 6-4, then Brittany
Russell scored on the ensuing Aggie possession to make the score 6-5.
UC Davis failed to convert on four 6-on-5 opportunities in the final
nine minutes of play, and Chambers completed her hat trick with the only
goal of the fourth quarter to ice the Hartwick victory. Hawk goalkeeper
Amy Brunton posted 11 saves in net, including six in the second quarter.
Hartwick advanced to the matchup against UC Davis by beating Santa Clara
in Game 2 of the tournament. Alison Loveless potsed a hat trick for the
Hawks while Ashleigh Jacobs added two more. Brunton stopped nine shots in
net. Santa Clara got two goals from Becky Hong and a third from Kelley Mays
for its total offense.
Russell and Alia Hansen each had a hat trick in the Aggies' win over
the Roadrunners in Game 1. UC Davis piled up an 8-2 lead after three quarters,
and Hansen finished her hat trick less than a minute into the fourth quarter
to extend that lead to seven. Bakersfield answered with four of the game's
final five goals in the fourth period to trim the final margin. Amy Davis
had two of those four Roadrunner goals to lead her team offensively.
Bakersfield responded in Game 6 of the tournament, defeating Santa Clara
in a 6-5 overtime battle. Alanna Simpkins scored her second goal of the
game with 1:06 remaining in regulation to give the Broncos a 5-4 lead, but
Roadrunner Allison Malcynzski countered with a game-tying goal at 0:36.
After a scoreless first overtime period, Jacqeline Hanisits punched in the
game-winner for CSUB at 2:38.
UC San Diego enjoyed a relatively easy win over UC Santa Cruz in its
first action in Game 3, piling up a 13-1 lead en route to a 14-4 win. Dana
Tucker and Miranda Paulson each scored three goals to lead the Tritons while
Emily Erskine had a team-best two goals for the Banana Slugs. UCSD went
on to take a 9-5 Game 7 win, beating Australia University Sport, a club
team comprising players from various Australian schools. Goalie Kaitlin
Foe recorded 10 saves in the win for the Tritons while Paulson performed
another hat trick to lead her team offensively. Five different players scored
for AUS. Annabel Sides had eight saves in net, including six in the third
AUS had edged Pacific, 10-8, in Game 4 of the tournament to advance to
the winner's bracket. Jessica Schroeder scored five goals for the Tigers,
but did not score after the halftime break. AUS built an early 5-2 lead
and held on to the victory despite several attempts by UOP to tie the match.
Holly Hawtin had four goals and Elly Goodwin added two for the Australian
Schroeder repeated with five goals against UC Santa Cruz in the tournament
finale, as the Tigers took a 12-6 win over UC Santa Cruz. Kristin Cockerill
also provided a pair of scores for Pacific. Parisa Fourouhi and Emily Erskine
each had two goals for the Banana Slugs in the Game 8 loss.
Game 9 (7:00) - Cal St. Bakersfield (W6) vs UC Santa Cruz (W8)
Game 10 (8:20) - Pacific (L8) vs. Santa Clara (L6)
Game 11 (9:40) - Hartwick (W5) vs. AUS (L7)
Game 12 (11:00) - UC San Diego (W7) vs. UC Davis (L5)
Game 13 (12:20) - Loser 9 vs. Loser 10 (7th-place)
Game 14 (1:40) - Winner 9 vs. Winner 10 (5th)
Game 15 (3:00) - Loser 11 vs. Loser 12 (3rd)
Game 16 (4:20) - Winner 11 vs. Winner 12 (1st)