No. 10 Aggies edge No. 23 Cal Baptist at Santa Clara Invite

Feb. 24, 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The UC Davis women’s water polo team came out 1-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Santa Clara Invitational after starting the day off with a win over No. 23 Cal Baptist, 10-9, but ending with a loss against Indiana, 5-8, at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

The Aggies are now 11-7 overall.

Senior utility and Big West Athlete of the Week Paige Virgil led the team in goals scored during day one of the tournament with a total of six, five of which were scored in the game against Cal Baptist, while senior center Greta Kohlmoos trailed close behind with a tally of five goals. The latter of the two was the only Aggie to score more than once over the span of two games.

In the Aggie matchup with No. 23 Cal Baptist, Kohlmoos put the first two points on the board for UC Davis after scoring back-to-back goals within the first minute of the first quarter, while Paige Virgil responded with a goal at the 19-second mark to give the Aggies a one point lead going into the next quarter.

UC Davis and Cal Baptist were tied in the amount of goals scored in the second quarter; however, in the third quarter, the Lancers were able to tie the game 6-6 after the third quarter.

Virgil and junior defender McKenna Hauss broke the tie by scoring a goal each to give them a two-point lead over the opposing team, but Cal Baptist’s Allie Coleman responded with two goals of her own to tie the game at 8-8.

The Aggies and the Lancers continued to go back and forth as Kohlmoos went on to score another goal before Coleman pushed through to tie the game once again with nine seconds left in the game; however, at the five-second mark on the clock, Virgil pulled out a fifth goal to secure the close, but successful UC Davis victory.

In the game against Indiana, the Aggies faced tough defense as they found themselves unable to score in both the first and third quarter, giving the Hoosier’s a four-point lead going into the last quarter. Unfortunately, it was Indiana that came away with the game win at a final 8-5 score.

The UC Davis women’s water polo team returns to action tomorrow morning with a game against Sonoma State’s team, and then an afternoon match against the Redlands, to round out the Aggies’ participation in their last tournament of the season.

Sullivan Aquatic Center (Santa Clara, Calif.)
UC Davis games only

GAME #1:



No. 10 UC Davis 3 1 2 4 - 10
No. 23 Cal Baptist 2 1 3 3 - 9

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Paige Virgil (5), Greta Kohlmoos (3), Kathleen Schaffe, McKenna Haus (1); CAL BAPTIST: Allie Coleman (3), Kira O’Donnel (2), Vickie Ochoa, Lizette Perez, Pua Wong (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (5, 32:00). 

GAME #2: 

Indiana 4 2 1 1 - 8
No. 10 UC Davis 0 3 0 2 - 5

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Annie Kutt, Greta Kohlmoos (2), Paige Virgil (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (10, 32:00).

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