No. 12 UC Davis had two weeks to think about its three-game losing streak, and it went to Santa Clara ready to take care of business.
The Aggies finished a perfect 4-0 at the Rodeo Men’s Water Polo Tournament. UC Davis improves its record to 20-7 overall and 11-2 in the Western Water Polo Association, and marks the first time the Aggies have reached 20 wins since 2007.
The weekend was highlighted by Saturday’s 12-11 come-from-behind win over No. 17 Bucknell.
UC Davis trailed 5-3 at half, but a six-goal fourth period lifted it to victory.
The Aggies also tallied a win over WWPA opponent No. 18 Air Force. Colin Hicks, Aaron Salit and Russell Hampton posted hat-tricks in the game.
UC Davis will return to action for arguably its most important weekend of the season this week, competing against WWPA powers UC San Diego and Loyola Marymount on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
– Russell Eisenman