Junior Trevor Allen scored five goals on the day as the UC Davis men’s water polo team split games at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday.
The Davis High graduate scored twice as the 14th-ranked Aggies fell to No. 4 Stanford, 18-7, in the opener, then added a hat trick in UCD’s 12-10 win over No. 13 UC San Diego.
Against the Tritons, the Aggies (6-7) also got three goals from Bernie Rogers, a pair from Austin Beckwith and single tallies courtesy of Chris Richardson, Alex Bagdasarian, Tyler Elliott and Teddy Nicholson, another DHS grad.
UCD goalkeeper Phillip Bates had five blocks in the victory, after notching 14 saves in the morning outing.
In falling to Stanford, the Aggies got single goals from Bagdasarian, Elliott, Richardson, Lyle Kipp and Michael Millstein.
UCD is back in the pool Sunday at 8 a.m. to take on Pepperdine.
UCD men’s soccer
Even though an early goal scored in the fifth minute by Cal State Fullerton held up as the only offense recorded in Friday night’s Big West Conference match at Titan Stadium, Aggie Omar Zeenni made history as the senior goalkeeper’s three saves helped him set a new school record.
Zeenni made his 197th stop, breaking Nic Platter’s 10-year-old mark to stand alone as the school’s all-time saves leader.
Still, with the 1-0 loss, UCD fell to 5-6-1 overall and 1-2-0 in league play.
The Titans (5-6, 2-1) scored on their first shot of the evening and the two squads played even the rest of the way. Each team took nine shots and generated four corner kicks.
Midway though the first half, Aggie Nick Grigoriev fired two shots that were saved by Cal State Fullerton goalkeeper Bryan Escalante, and punched a corner kick into play that nearly created another Aggie scoring opportunity. Grigoriev led all UCD players with three shots, all on goal.
Even after Fullerton’s Amara Soumah drew a red card with just over eight minutes remaining, the Aggies couldn’t take advantage.
UCD is back on the pitch to take on host UC Riverside on Sunday at 2 p.m.
UCD field hockey
Facing No. 13 Stanford for the second time in six days, the Aggies could not duplicate their upset from the first matchup, losing to the host Cardinal, 5-0, on Friday.
Even though Stanford registered its first goal in the second minute, UCD (3-8, 1-1 NorPac) kept the Cardinal from increasing its lead until just before halftime.
A pair of heads-up plays by Martha Duterte robbed Stanford of two goals as the sophomore defender collected two defensive saves, while Aggies Danielle Koehne and Lauren Copeland were responsible for their team’s shots.
Goalie Danielle Herrington went the distance and recorded nine saves for UCD, which will host Cal on Sunday (3 p.m.) in a Play4theCure game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink as the Aggie are supporting the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s fundraising and public awareness campaign.
UCD men’s tennis
When the Aggies return to action Sunday at the UCSB Classic, they will have an opportunity to return home with three main draw and two consolation championships — this because of the success UCD had on Saturday.
By defeating UCSB’s Andrew Riminton (6-1, 6-1) and Cal’s Wyatt Houghton (6-2, 6-3), local Alec Adamson earned a berth in the Flight A singles championship. It will be the first of two opportunities for Adamson to capture a tournament title as he also will take the court with partner Adam Levie in the Flight A doubles final.
Wins against Cal’s Jordan Smith and UCD teammate Bryce McKelvie propelled Brett Bacharach to the Flight B singles championship, and the Aggie also made the Flight A doubles consolation final with partner James Wade.
Another UCD duo in action Sunday is McKelvie/Adam Luba, who will play for the Flight B consolation title.
UCD women’s tennis
The Aggies captured seven doubles victories and two singles wins on Friday at the St. Mary’s Fall Invitational from the Korth Tennis Complex in Moraga.
Friday’s schedule saw teams compete in two rounds of doubles in addition to one round of singles.
Even though UCD’s Layla Sanders and Nicole Koehly fell in their opening-round doubles match, the pair rebounded nicely by defeating Cristina Saenz DeBruga and Hana Ritterova (Pacific), 8-6, to advance to the consolation semifinals.
In their doubles flight, second-seeded Aggies Megan Heneghan and Melissa Kobayakawa dispatched Ellie Grossman and Reka Rohonvi (LMU), 8-2, then earned a spot in the main draw’s semifinals with an 8-4 win over Sacramento State’s Alina Soltanici and Deim Bulatovaite.
Entered in the same bracket as Heneghan/Kobayakawa, UCD’s Frederique Sleiffer earned her first doubles win alongside partner Tiffany Pham as the pair advanced to the quarterfinal round by defeating Melanie Yates and Sissi Koehler (Gonzaga), 8-3.
Also capturing their first doubles triumph were Aggies Samantha Martino and Kamila Kecki. Together, the two downed Chanel Scudiero and Paula Kreidner, 8-2, then earned a semifinal berth of their own with an 8-6 victory over Sac State’s Andie Mouzes and Emily McColl.