By beating 16th-ranked Santa Clara on Sunday, the No. 12 UC Davis men’s water polo team was looking good be the top seed at the upcoming Western Water Polo Association championships. But just to make sure, the Aggies defeated Air Force, 13-7, on Monday at Schaal Aquatic Center, the site of the WWPA tournament Nov 22-24.
With the win over the Falcons, UCD (13-12) completed its conference regular-season schedule at 5-0.
Celebrating his Senior Day, along with three other Aggies, Bernie Rogers was one of five UCD players to score twice in Monday’s win. The others were junior Teddy Nicholson — a Davis High graduate — sophomore Austin Beckwith, freshman Max Vigean and junior Chris Richardson, who added four assists.
Single goals by Mark Coufal, Jacob Ley and Alex Bagdasarian rounded out the Aggie scoring, while goalkeepers Philip Bates and Zach Tudhope each played a half and recorded six saves apiece.
Tyler Elliot, who had a first-half assist, Michael Millstein and Jeff Mayers joined Rogers as the honored seniors. Air Force senior Max Reilly — a DHS graduate — added two goals in the loss.
On Sunday, Rogers and Beckwith each had hat tricks in the 11-4 home win over Santa Clara.
In that contest, UCD junior Trevor Allen — another former Blue Devil — scored twice, Richardson and Elliott added one goal each and the Aggie 5-on-6 defense thwarted nine of 10 Bronco power plays.
DHS boys tennis
Boys in grades 9-12 who are interested in playing for the Blue Devil tennis team this spring should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the bleachers next to the DHS courts.
For more information, contact Devil coach Dale Hersch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Fit Davis is presenting the Turkey Tri, a triathlon event with five different distances for athletes of all ages, on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 8 a.m.
Triathlons for youngsters age 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17 each have their own distances that get progressively longer, and an 18-and-over division features an 800-yard swim, a 9.6-mile bike ride and a 3.2-mile run.
For more information or to register, visit www.getfitdavis.com.
Registration for Davis Lacrosse Association spring teams is open now and will close on Nov. 30.
Spots are available for boys and girls squads of multiple ages, but team sizes are limited so early registration is encouraged. Practices begin in February and games will be played from March through May.
Interested athletes can attend an open house on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the small conference room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The event will feature walk-in registration and a Q&A about the lacrosse program.
For more information or to register, visit www.davislax.org.
Davis Wildcats will present a two-day basketball camp for kids in second through eighth grades on Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 30, at Davis High.
The sessions will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the camp is open to kids of all skill levels.
There is an early-bird registration special of $85. After Dec. 22, the cost is $100.
Registration may be completed online at www.davishoops.com, where parents can find additional information about the ongoing program and current team tryouts.