March 6, 2004
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -
Senior Tiffany Hodgens performed two hat tricks and added two more in a third game for a total of 10 goals, leading UC Davis to wins over Redlands, Whittier and UC Santa Cruz in collegiate women's water polo action Saturday. With that scoring output, the three-time All-American brings her career total to 330 goals, becoming the all-time career scorer in collegiate women's water polo history. She surpasses Adele McCarthy-Beauvais, who scored 327 goals for Princeton from 2000 to 2003.
The Aggies won by scores of 14-3 over Redlands, 16-2 over Whittier and 14-6 over UC Santa Cruz, bringing their season record to 14-7.
Hodgens scored four goals while sophomore Kristin Pfaff, junior Nicole Lorrimer, sophomore Jessi Lafayette and freshman Jennie Chiavetta each added two in Saturday morning's win over the Bulldogs. Meggan Brownrigg started in net, posting three saves in three quarters. Then Amber Korner filled in for the fourth quarter, tallying four saves.
In the second victory over the Poets, Hodgens again led with four goals, with Pfaff contributing three. Lafayette, senior Alli Johnstone and freshman Crisara Abrams each scored two. Nicole Hall posted seven saves in three quarters with Korner adding four blocks - including one on a four-meter penalty shot - in the fourth.
Korner earned her first career start in the day's finale against the host Banana Slugs. She hit a career-best 10 saves in the win. Offensively for UC Davis, Chiavetta had a career-high four goals with Hodgens adding three. Abrams and fellow freshman Annie Preble each added two goals for the Aggies.
The original schedule had UC Davis playing only UCSC, but Redlands and Whittier added the Aggies to the calendar earlier in the week. The day's action also serves as a replacement for Sunday's matchup with Santa Clara, which was cancelled.
The Aggies' next action is a orad game at UC Berkeley on March 10.