Michelle Caron scored two goals against UC Davis.

Antal Leads No. 4 Cal Past UC Davis

Freshman Scores Six Goals In Victory
By Cal Athletics on Sat, January 18, 2014

DAVIS – Freshman Dora Antal scored six goals and the No. 4 Cal women’s water polo team scored four in a row early in the fourth quarter en route to a 14-9 victory over No. 18 UC Davis at the UC Davis Invitational on Saturday.

Antal, who played for Hungary’s 2012 Olympic Team and was named last week’s MPSF/KAP 7 Newcomer of the Week after scoring three goals in a season-opening victory over Pacific at the California Speedo Cup, tied for the third-highest single-game goal mark in Cal history. Antal joins five other players who have scored six goals in a game in the Bears’ history.

Cal’s single-game record is eight goals, set by Colette Glinkowski in 1997.

Junior Michelle Caron and sophomore Pippa Saunders added two goals apiece for the Bears (2-0).

Cal struck first with three consecutive goals early in the first period, as Antal, sophomore Sierra Smiley and freshman Anna Illes each found the back of the net to give the Bears a 3-0 lead at the 4:45 mark of the first quarter. The Aggies (0-1) remained within striking distance and still trailed just 10-6 early in the fourth quarter when goals by junior Victoria Williams, Antal and two by Saunders helped put the match away.  UC Davis scored three goals during the final 2:07 of the game to cut into the deficit.

Junior Kelly McKee also scored for the Bears while freshman goalie Madeline Trabucco made seven saves.

The Bears will return to action next Friday-Saturday at the UC Santa Barbara Tournament. Cal opens the event Friday against Concordia at 2:50 p.m. The Bears also face Azusa Pacific, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara during the weekend.


No. 4 Cal 14, No. 18 UC Davis 9

Cal 4 2 3 5 - 14

UCD 1 1 2 5 - 9

Cal Goals: Dora Antal 6, Michelle Caron 2, Pippa Saunders 2, Anna Illes, Kelly McKee, Sierra Smiley, Victoria Williams.

UC Davis Goals: Hannah Curran 3, Ariel Arcidiacono 2, Allyson Hansen, Bryn Lutz, Paige Oreglia, Erin Schuleter,

Cal Saves: Madeline Trabucco 7.

UC Davis Saves: Jillian Wilding 3, Haley Cameron 2.



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