No. 10 Aggies hosts annual Aggie Shoot-Out

Feb. 15, 2018

2018 Aggie Shoot-Out Tournament Page

DAVIS, Calif. —
The UC Davis women’s water polo team went 3-1 in tournament play to finish in fifth at UC San Diego’s Triton Invitational, winning one on the first day against No. 19(t) Loyola Marymount, 11-10, and two on the second day against host and No. 15 UCSD, 12-6, and No. 18 San Diego State, 13-8. This weekend, the No. 10 Aggies are scheduled to host their 38th Aggie Shoot-Out tournament, a two-day event starting on Saturday at 9:30 a.m with the UC Davis and Santa Clara matchup.

Aside from their 9:30 a.m. game against the Broncos, the Aggies will play in the fourth game against No. 2  Cal (2 p.m.) and the seventh game against CSUMB (6:30 p.m.) on the first tournament day, while playing in back-to-back games against Fresno State and China at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively on the second and final day of the shootout.

To recap on the action that took place at the Triton Invitational last weekend, UC Davis broke their winning the first game, and losing the second game streak as they concluded the second tournament day with wins against two San Diego universities. That being said, the Aggies came out of the weekend with a 7-5 overall record.

The first of three wins came from the help of senior center Greta Kohlmoos and senior utility Carla Tocchini, who each scored a goal over the the Lions to officially break their 9-9 tie during the first overtime. In the second and third Aggie game wins, the UC Davis women’s water polo squad boosted their defensive play by preventing the Tritons from scoring in both the second and fourth quarter, while in the San Diego State game, the Aggies outscored the Aztecs in the first three quarters of the game to carry over an eight goal advantage over them entering the last quarter.

“The thing that was different [from the other games played so far in the season] was that we made defense our main focus.” Said Head Coach Jamey Wright. “Once we made positioning on defense our primary focus, it allowed us to get into good transition, which then allowed for more opportunities to score.”

Teams scheduled to make an appearance at the Aggie tournament are No. 2 Cal, No. 23 Fresno State, East Bay, CSUMB, Santa Clara, and China’s national team. For both tournament days, games will begin within one hour and 30 minute increments of each other, with the first game starting at 9:30 a.m., and the last game starting at 6:30 p.m. for Saturday. On the following day, the first matchup will start at 9 a.m., while the third and final tournament game will start at 2 p.m., which will have UC Davis and China’s national team in the pool.

Live stats will be posted on the 2018 Aggie ShootOut Tournament Page. Make sure to click on the link above to stay updated on all the tournament action. 

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