No. 11 Aggies head to Bay Area for California Cup

Jan. 25, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. -- After facing a tough loss against No. 1 Stanford, but gaining a win over now No. 16 San Jose State, the No. 11 UC Davis women's water polo team returns to action at the California Cup, a two-day tournament starting on Saturday (Jan. 27) hosted by No. 2 Cal. Although this tournament goes through Sunday, the Aggies are only scheduled to make an appearance on the first tournament day as they take on host Cal at 11:00 a.m., and then No. 22 Fresno State at 4:45 p.m.

To recap on the action that took place at the Lou Tully Memorial Invitational last weekend, UC Davis lost their first game against the Cardinals, 15-3, as well as their last match, an exhibition game against China's national team, 17-5, but between the losses, the Aggies garnered an 11-8 win over the Spartans. Going into the California Cup tournament, UC Davis holds a 1-1 win-loss record.

Highlighting on the Aggies' victory game against the Spartans, junior utility Annie Kutt, senior attacker Sammy Preston, and sophomore utility Chloe Robinson each contributed more than one goal to the team score, while sophomore goalie Caitlin Golding tallied up a total of seven saves. Among the three games played at San Jose's tournament, Robinson led UC Davis in amount of goals scored (seven), three of which came from the five total goals UC Davis got in the game against China.

The California Cup tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with the San Jose State and UC Irvine matchup. UC Davis is scheduled to play the third and seventh games of the day, before rounding up their participation in Cal's tournament.

THIS WEEKEND'S OPPONENTS: As of right now, the Golden Bears hold a 3-0 record in the 2018 season (1-0 in road, 2-0 in neutral). Leading their scoreboard in goals is sophomore attacker Emma Wright, who has scored nine of the 38 total goals thus far, while junior goalie Madison Tagg leads in goalie saves, with six of the total eight belonging to her. As for the Bulldogs, they currently hold a 1-2 overall record (0-1 away, 1-1 neutral). In Fresno State's most recent game played against UC Santa Barbara, the Bulldogs faced a loss against the Gauchos, 12-7.

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