UC Davis concludes Santa Clara Invite with two wins

Feb. 25, 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The UC Davis women's water polo team came away 2-0 on the final day of the Santa Clara Invitational after scoring 22 goals in the morning match against Sonoma State, 22-2, and then scoring 24 goals in the afternoon matchup with the Redlands, 24-5 to round out their tournament play for the 2018 season.

After this weekend, UC Davis carries a 13-7 overall record.

In the first game against Sonoma State, the Aggies held a nine-point lead over the Seawolves after the first-half of the match. Within the first half of the second quarter alone, UC Davis tallied up five goals, and then sophomore Abbey Pfefferlen rounded out the second quarter back-to-back goals scored within a 30 second time-frame.

The Aggies didn't slow down their play going into the second half of the game as they went on to score 12 more points, while the opposing team only got one goal.

Heather Johnson put the first two points on the scoreboard for her team in the third quarter by putting up two points, while Sammy Preston found an opportunity to mark the scoreboard herself with a goal at the one-second mark on the clock.

In the final quarter, junior Emily Byrne scored back-to-back goals for her team, while Cassidy Smithson and Marcela Portales rounded out the scoring for the Aggies by getting the 21st and 22nd goal, respectively, in the last two minutes of the game.

For the game against the Redlands, the scoring success continued for UC Davis as senior center Greta Kohlmoos went on to score the first of 24 Aggie goals 30 seconds into the start of the game. The opposing team got one goal in before UC Davis responded with the next six game goals.

The Aggies pushed through to tally up another eight goals in the third quarter after opening up the match with their second six-goal streak, the first two coming from sophomore Ariana Momen, while the next two came from Smithson.

To round out the last quarter of the game against the Redlands, Jill Bushman scored back-to-back goals for UC Davis, while Smithson and Momen scored the 23rd and 24th goals, respectively.

The UC Davis women's water polo team returns to action next weekend as the welcome Pacific to the Schaal Aquatics center at 11 a.m.

2018 SANTA CLARA INVITATIONAL, DAY 2
Sullivan Aquatic Center (Santa Clara, Calif.)
UC Davis games only

GAME #1:


 

 

No. 10 UC Davis

3

7

6

6

-

22

Sonoma State

0

1

1

0

-

2

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Emily Byrne, Marcela Portales (3), Sammy Preston, Heather Johnson, Kathleen Schafle, Abbey Pfefferlen, Emily Aikema (2) Jill Bushman, Greta Kohlmoos, Ariana Momen, Cassidy Smithson, Meredith Arnett (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (2, 16:00); Cleopatra Constantin (4, 16:00).

GAME #2: 

No. 10 UC Davis

8

3

8

5

-

24

Redlands

1

2

1

1

-

5

GOALS - UC DAVIS: Jill Bushman (4), Cassidy Smithson, Ariana Momen (3), Paige Virgil, Carla Tocchini, Greta Kohlmoos, Sammy Preston, Emily Byrne (2), Annie Kutt, McKenna Hauss, Devin Holcomb, Heather Johnson (1).

GOALIE SAVES - UC DAVIS: Caitlin Golding (7, 32:00).

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