Saturday, November 3, 2007

Men's Water Polo vs UC Davis 11/3/2007

Stanford 6 UC Davis 4

After our team's recent struggles against opponents ranked lower than us, this was an important conference game against the #8 team in the nation. As I arrived, I saw several Washington fans taking advantage of the newly instated free entry to most Stanford sporting events (all games are free except football, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, baseball, and men's and women's soccer). UC Davis also had its group of fairly vocal supporters seated near the top of the stands.

We created a lot of good opportunities but were unable to fully capitalise thanks to poor finishing and a great performance by the UC Davis goalie. I don't know enough about water polo to determine which had the bigger impact but it was slightly disconcerting that we let them hang around in the game for so long but in any case, our defense played well and we really shouldn't have a problem with finishing, especially after scoring 22 goals two nights ago against UC Santa Cruz. Hopefully the team will hit its stride as conference play continues and we will make the NCAA tournament which will be held at Avery Aquatic.
~ Zhihao

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