No. 10 Aggies host Azusa Pacific this weekend

March 7, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. — After coming off an exciting 13-12 upset win in the sudden-victory round over No. 7 Pacific last weekend in the Aggies’ dual season-opener match, the UC Davis women’s water polo team remains at home for the second weekend in-a-row to welcome RV-ranked Azusa Pacific to the Schaal Aquatics Center on Friday at 4 p.m.

The then-No. 13t Aggies are currently ranked in 10th for this week, and hold a 14-7 overall record.

Looking back on the action that took place last Saturday, sophomore attacker Kathleen Schafle led the Aggies with four goals, while senior utility Paige Virgil followed close behind with three goals of her own. However, it was the save and field block by sophomore goalie Caitlin Golding and junior utility Annie Kutt, respectively, that played key roles in the UC Davis win, as they prevented the Tigers from scoring until junior utility Emily Byrne found an opportunity to score an Aggie goal in the sudden-victory round.

Going into this weekend, senior center Greta Kohlmoos now holds the seventh-place spot outright in the UC Davis record book with 153 goals, just one behind sixth-place holder Katherine O’Rourke, while Virgil trails behind with 137 goals, bumping Dakotah Mohr’s 132 goals out of eighth-place in the all-timers. Kutt’s five assists last weekend increased her career assists to 93, which is now good for fifth place in the Aggie record book, replacing previous holder Carmen Eggert’s tally of 90.

Azusa Pacific is currently 8-8 overall for the 2018 season, but is subject to change after their matchup against Sonoma State’s team on Thursday. The Cougars faced tough competition last weekend at the Wolverine Invitational, coming out 0-4 after going up against No. 17 Long Beach State, Iona, No. 19 CSUN, and host No. 9 Michigan. Leading the scoreboard for their team is Britt Harries with 27 goals, followed by teammates Sarah Adams and Britni Tisdale with 21 and 20 goals, respectively, while goalie Erica Marquez leads the Tigers in saves with 113 for the season.

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