Aggies Outslug UC Santa Cruz In WWPA Tourney Opener

Junior Alli Johnstone scored a career-high five goals in the Aggies' 14-2 win over UC Santa Cruz Friday.<br>(Photo by Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Junior Alli Johnstone scored a career-high five goals in the Aggies' 14-2 win over UC Santa Cruz Friday.
(Photo by Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

April 25, 2003

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. --- Junior driver Alli Johnstone scored a career-high five goals to lead UC Davis to a 14-2 win over UC Santa Cruz in the first round of the women's Western Water Polo Association tournament Friday at Cal St. Bakersfield.

The Aggies, winner of eight straight, improve to 19-10 on the season. The Banana Slugs drop to 5-25 for the year.

Senior two-meter Melissa Agee added two goals for UC Davis, which led 7-1 at the half and 11-2 after three quarters. Seven other Aggies -- Missy Duncan, Jenny Booth, Kristin Pfaff, Jessi Lafayette, Mary Dentice, Michael Brady and Nicole Lorrimer.

Kelsey Whalen and Nicole Ho split halves in net for UC Davis, recording four and three saves, respectively.

"I thought we came out a little flat in the first quarter, then picked it up in the second," said Aggie head coach Jamey Wright. "Alli got us going -- she got a lot of 'one-against-nobody' opportunities. It sounds like an easy shot, but it really isn't. We worked on that this week and she looked like a stud."

UC Davis will face UC San Diego in the tournament semifinals Saturday. The Aggies are 2-1 against the Tritons this season, including a 6-4 win in Bakersfield on April 5.

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GOALS - UCSC: not available. UC Davis: Alli Johnstone 5, Melissa Agee 2, Missy Duncan 1, Jenny Booth 1, Kristin Pfaff 1, Jessi Lafayette 1, Mary Dentice 1, Michael Brady 1, Nicole Lorrimer 1.

GOALIE SAVES - UCSC: not available. UC Davis: Kelsey Whalen 4, Nicole Ho 3.

 

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