Women's Water Polo Celebrates Senior Class With Shutout Win

Missy Duncan posted her first hat trick of the season against UC Santa Cruz. She was one of six graduating players honored in pregame ceremonies Saturday. <br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Missy Duncan posted her first hat trick of the season against UC Santa Cruz. She was one of six graduating players honored in pregame ceremonies Saturday.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

April 19, 2003

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DAVIS, Calif. --- Senior driver Missy Duncan scored three goals to lead UC Davis to a 17-0 shutout over UC Santa Cruz in a women's Western Water Polo Association game at Hickey Pool Saturday. The win represents the first shutout for the program since 1999, when the Aggies blanked Chapman in the WWPA playoffs.

UC Davis improves to 18-10 on the season.

Shannon McGee, Jenny Booth, Nicole Lorrimer and Kristin Pfaff each added two goals for the Aggies, while goalie Kelsey Whalen posted four saves in net.

"We had counterattack opportunities present themselves, so we didn't get to run our actual offense," said UC Davis head coach Jamey Wright. "The best thing was that the seniors got their recognition and everyone got their minutes. Overall, it was a good final game for Hickey Pool."

Graduating seniors Duncan, Booth, Whalen, McGee, Beth Jay and Mary Dentice were honored by the team during pregame ceremonies.

Duncan had two of UC Davis' four goals in the first quarter, then four different players each added a score in the second period. Pfaff converted a 6-on-5 goal and an even-strength goal as part of a six-point third period, giving the Aggies a 14-0 lead entering the fourth quarter. In all, 11 different UC Davis players scored in the win.

UC Davis will compete at the WWPA Championships in Bakersfield from April 25-27. The Aggies will likely be the second seed in the tourney. The conference champion earns an automatic berth at the NCAA Championships in May.


 

 

UC Santa Cruz

0

0

0

0

-

0

UC Davis

4

4

6

3

-

17

GOALS - UCSC: none. UC Davis: Missy Duncan 3, Shannon McGee 2, Jenny Booth 2, Kristin Pfaff 2, Nicole Lorrimer 2, Alia Hansen 1, Beth Jay 1, Brittany Russell 1, Alli Johnstone 1, Kristina Kordesch 1, Marty Dentice 1.

GOALIES - UCSC: Joanne Heraty 2 saves, 17 goals against. UC Davis: Kelsey Whalen 4 saves, 0 goals against.