Seniors Power No. 10 Aggies To Win Over Rams

April 4, 2008

DAVIS, Calif. -

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Senior attacker Christi Raycraft scored six goals while senior center Laura Uribe added four to lead 10th-ranked UC Davis to a 14-3 win over Colorado State in a Western Water Polo Association women's game at Schaal Aquatics Center Friday.

The Aggies improve to 17-8 for the year. The Rams, competing in their first game since March 22, fall to 8-21. Friday's contest serves as a prelude game for the Aggie Shootout tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Freshman Dakotah Mohr added two goals and juniors Sofia Patronas and Lindsay Kiyama each chipped in one to round out the UC Davis offense. For Colorado State, Ali Pavlik, Emily Chambers and Shannon Kohl had goals in the first, third and fourth quarters, respectively.

The Aggies held the Rams scoreless for the final 11:35 of the first half, getting three of Uribe's four goals in the second frame. After surrendering Chambers' goal in the opening minute of the third period, UC Davis did not allow a CSU goal for 15 straight minutes. Sophomore goalie Casey Hines posted five saves in three quarters of work, then junior Diana Pivacek closed the game with a save in the fourth.

Raycraft scored three of her six goals during a three-minutes span in the fourth period. Her scoring total matches her career high, previously set against Cal State Bakersfield in her sophomore season of 2006. She is the only Aggie player to score six or more goals in a game besides Tiffany Hodgens, who achieved the feat 11 times in her career from 2000 to 2004.

Sophomore Krystyna McCright had five saves for Colorado State.

The Aggie Shootout begins at 8:30 a.m. with a game between Colorado State and Cal State Bakersfield. UC Davis plays its first tournament game at 11 a.m. against Cal State East Bay.

Colorado State (8-21) 1 0 1 1 - 3
#10 UC Davis (17-8) 3 4 3 4 - 14

GOALS - CSU: Ali Pavlik 1, Emily Chambers 1, Shannon Kohl 1. UC Davis: Christi Raycraft 6, Laura Uribe 4, Dakotah Mohr 2, Lindsay Kiyama 1, Sofia Patronas 1.

GOALIES - CSU: Krystyna KcCright 5. UC Davis: Casey Hines 5 (24:00), Diana Pivacek 1 (8:00).