This past weekend, both the A and B teams traveled to Davis, California to compete at University of California, Davis. Both teams battled hard all weekend and came out victorious even through the wind and rain. With just 3 weeks left until league games start, the teams were excited to play together and see what they could do.
The B team had 4 great matchups. First up, they played University of Washington ‘B’. The team came out on top with a score of 8-2. Later that day, they went up against UCSC ‘B’. After a long game, they lost 6-8. On Sunday, the team played against UCLA ‘B’. In the end, they won 6-5. Finally, the Tritons played against the Mustangs ‘B’ team from Cal Poly SLO. They came up short, the score ending at 1-7.
Overall, the B team had a fantastic weekend finishing 2-2. Ivy Goodwin, Madison Plotkin and Natalie Cantu had their first collegiate goal. Goalie, Jillian Horn, held down the defense with a whopping 32 blocks. Elicia Dowell, Riley Cristat, and Ivy Goodwin lead the offense with 5 goals each. Elicia Dowell also dominated on the defensive side with 10 steals and 1 fieldblock
Across the pool deck, the A team fought hard through 4 games of their own. They started with UCLA ‘A’, who they beat 10-7. Next, they were matched against UC Berkeley ‘A’, the reigning national champions. After holding the lead for most of the first half, the Tritons fell just short, losing 12-14. The team came back the next day to battle University of Washington ‘A’. The ladies finished the game, besting the huskies 13-5. After a long weekend, the Tritons played UCSC ‘A’. They won, 17-8.
The A team saw goals from players all across the board. Sarah Horne and Natalie Kaplanyan lead the offense with 11 goals each. They also recorded 8 and 5 assists respectively. Defensively, Kayleigh Dennen led with 8 steals and 1 field block.
In an impressive fashion, both teams saw half pool buzzer beaters! At the end of the UCSC A game, goalie, Alex Bussey, had her first collegiate goal. Similarly, at the end of the Cal Poly SLO B game, Ivy Goodwin nailed an impressive final shot to end the weekend.
Both teams are very grateful for the opportunity to travel to Northern California to take on some new opponents. The Davis invite always offers exceptional competition for both teams in their respective brackets.
Stay tuned to see how the two teams do as they travel to Arizona State University at the end of February to commence their official season.