April 2, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Jenny Stephanopoulos scored three goals for the day, including two in the fourth quarter against host Hoosiers, but UC Davis dropped both of its games during the first day of action at the Fluid Five women's water polo tournament at Indiana University's Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center Saturday.
The 14th-ranked Aggies lost to San Jose State by a 12-8 in the tournament opener, then dropped a 4-3 defensive battle to IU in the nightcap, falling to 13-13 for the season. With the losses, UC Davis snaps its winning streak at six games.
Jessi Lafayette and Nicole Lorrimer each scored two goals to lead UC Davis against the No. 10 Spartans in the morning matchup. However, SJSU exploded for a five-goal second quarter to take a 7-3 lead at the halftime break. Laura Scott had all three of her goals in that frame, including one on a four-meter penalty shot.
Mary Beth Cox led the Spartans four goals while Katie Morgan also performed a hat trick to aid in the winning effort.
The Aggies also fell behind early in the nightcap with the Hoosiers as sophomore Kristin Zernicke scored two goals during a 3-0 start for the tourney hosts. Katherine O'Rourke finally put UC Davis on the scoreboard with 2:13 remaining in the first half, converting on an assist from Lafayette.
After a scoreless third quarter, Carolyn Conway scored on a backhanded shot in the opening minute of the fourth, giving IU a 4-1 lead. Stephanopoulos posted back-to-back goals in the final two minutes of the game, but Indiana managed to hold on to its lead for the remainder.
The Aggies conclude action at the Fluid Five Sunday with games against 14th-ranked Michigan and first-time opponent Colorado State.
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GOALS - UC Davis: Nicole Lorrimer 2, Jessi Lafayette 2, Jenny Stephanopoulos 1, Jessica Soza 1, Cassie Schaefer 1, Christi Raycraft 1. SJSU: Mary Beth Cox 4, Laura Scott 3, Katie Morgan 3, Sarah Hovland 2.