No. 10 Aggies head to Santa Clara for last season tournament

Feb. 22, 2018

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DAVIS, Calif.
— The UC Davis women’s water polo team went 3-1 over the weekend in their annual Aggie Shoot-Out tournament after defeating both Santa Clara, 15-6, and CSUMB, 14-4, on the first tournament day, followed by a third win over then-ranked No. 23 Fresno State, 18-9, to bump the Aggies’ overall record to 10-6. This weekend, the No. 10 Aggies are scheduled to participate in the Santa Clara Invitational, their last tournament of the 2018 season, which will be a two-day, 14-game event starting on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the No. 23 Cal Baptist and CSUMB matchup taking place at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

For both tournament days, games will begin within one hour and 20 minute increments of each other, aside from the time gap falling between the third and fourth matchup on Saturday. For the following day, the first matchup will begin at 8 a.m., while the final tournament game, which will be the seventh match on Sunday, will begin at 4 p.m. when host Santa Clara meets with Sonoma State’s team.

UC Davis will make appearances in the fourth and sixth game on Saturday against No. 23 Cal Baptist at 1 p.m., then Indiana, the No. 2 ranked team in the Women’s Varsity Collegiate Water Polo Association, at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the Aggies will round-out their tournament run with a 10:40 a.m. game against Sonoma State, followed by a 2:40 p.m. match with the Redlands, the No. 7 ranked university in the Division III realm.

Although UC Davis played against Santa Clara and CSUMB at last weekend’s Aggie Shoot-Out tournament, the Aggies will not be meeting in the pool with neither teams in this upcoming invitational.

To recap on the highlights from the Aggie Shoot-Out tournament, senior utility Paige Virgil, who also scored consecutive Athlete of the Week honors for the competitions weeks of Feb. 5-11 and Feb. 12-18, led the Aggies with a total of seven goals over the four games, five of which came from the 18-9 victory against the now-ranked No. 24 Fresno State.

The other repeat scorers in the Fresno State and UC Davis matchup were Sammy Preston, who scored a hat trick in the last quarter thanks to efforts in getting back-to-back goals, as well as Greta Kohlmoos, who’s second goal helped the Aggies officially double their score over the Bulldogs entering the third quarter, a doubles difference of which UC Davis maintained throughout the remainder of the game.

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