Seniors Lift Aggies To Comeback Win Over Sun Devils

March 5, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. - Seniors Sarah Rees and Nicole Lorrimer each scored hat tricks and freshman Christi Raycraft converted the game-winner late in the third period as UC Davis posted an 8-6 comeback over Arizona State in the second of two women's collegiate water polo games at Schaal Aquatics Center Saturday.

The Aggies, who defeated Santa Clara, 11-7, in the afternoon's opener, improve to 9-11 on the season.

Katie Hedley scored two goals and Tessa Wyborny fired in a shot from seven meters as part of a 3-0 opening run by the Sun Devils. Lorrimer then scored back-to-back 6-on-5 goals to cut the lead to 3-2, then Ashley Bower posted a man-up goal at 0:44 to give ASU a 4-2 lead after one quarter of play.

Sophomore Cassie Schaefer cut the lead to 4-3 when she drew a four-meter ejection then converted the ensuing penalty shot early in the second quarter. That score held up into the halftime intermission.

Rees tied the game at 4-4 on the first possession of the third quarter, but Bower answered that three minutes later with another 6-on-5 conversion. Lorrimer assisted Rees on another goal, re-tying the score at 5-5 with two minutes remaining in the third period. Less than 30 seconds later, Schaefer sent an entry pass to Raycraft, who turned and fired upon the cage, putting UC Davis up for good.

Aggie goalie sophomore Lina Moore posted 10 saves, all in the final three quartesr of the game. Her counterpart, ASU goaltender Caylinn Wallace, posted 13 saves in net. Hedley led all Sun Devil scorers with three goals.

UC Davis returns to action on March 12 for a home game against UC Santa Cruz.

Arizona State 4 0 1 1 - 6
UC Davis( 2 1 3 2 - 8
GOALS - ASU: Katie Hedley 3, Ashley Bower 2, Tessa Wyborny 1. UC Davis: Nicole Lorrimer 3, Sarah Rees 3, Cassie Schaefer 1, Christi Raycraft 1.


GOALIE SAVES - ASU: Caylinn Wallace 13. UC Davis: Lina Moore 10.