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No. 3 UCLA Rallies to Defeat No. 7 UC Davis, 12-8

Sep 4, 2022
The Bruins had nine different players score in the game, paced by sophomore Chase Dodd's game-high three goals.

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SAN DIEGO -- No. 3 UCLA (3-0) got off to a slow start but rallied to defeat No. 7 UC Davis (2-1), 12-8, to advance to the title game of the Triton Invitational on Sunday morning at Triton Pool on the campus of UC San Diego. UCLA improved to 18-0 in the series history against the Aggies.

The Bruins had nine different players score in the game, paced by sophomore Chase Dodd's game-high three goals. Senior Andy Rodgers was the only other multiple goal scorer with two goals.

Junior Garret Griggs got the start and played the first half, tallying five saves while surrendering six goals. Senior Bernardo Maurizi came on in relief in the second half and registered seven saves while allowing two scores in the fourth quarter.

PERIOD ONE
> UC Davis jumped out to a 3-1 lead af the end of the first period.
> UCLA's lone goal came at two meters from redshirt sophomore Maximo Rossi (4:02).

PERIOD TWO
> The Bruins exploded for six goals to win the second quarter, 6-3, and taking a 7-6 lead into the break.
> Freshman Gray Carson got things started on the first possession (7:43) with a strike from the front court and super senior Evan Rosenfeld tied things up at 3-3 with a score on a counter (7:12).
> After a goal by the Aggies, Dodd scored his first from the front court (4:26) and then netted his second from the front court (3:55) to give the Bruins their first lead of the game at 5-4.
> UCD would tie it up again, but Rodgers scored on a power play (3:16) to make it 6-5 Bruins.
> The Aggies would have an equalizer (0:11), but UCLA pulled its goalie to go on a 7-on-6 advantage and worked it to perfection with junior Makoto Kenney scoring with a buzzer-beater (0:01) to end the scoring in the first half.
 
PERIOD THREE
> The Bruins' defense went to work and shut down the Aggies while putting another three goals on the board to take a 10-6 lead into the final stanza.
> All three goals for the Bruins in the third came from the front court with Dodd completing his hat trick (7:14) followed by a first score from redshirt sophomore Gianpiero Di Martire (3:35), the eventual game-winning goal.
> Redshirt junior Jack Larsen ended the scoring in the third (0:22) to put UCLA up 10-6.

PERIOD FOUR
> Both teams battled to a 2-2 draw in the fourth quarter to provide the 12-8 final.
> The Bruins scored the first two goals of the period to run the consecutive goals scored to six, doubling up the Aggies, 12-6. The first came on a counter from Rodgers, his second of the game (6:48). The final goal for UCLA was provided by super senior Jake Cavano, who found the back of the net from the front court (4:34).
> UC Davis would score the final two goals of the game (2:45 and 1:20).

UP NEXT
The Bruins will face No. 2 USC today at 2:45 p.m. PT in the Triton Invitational championship game at Triton Pool.

No. 7 UC Davis vs. No. 3 UCLA (Triton Invitational - Semifinals)

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL
No. 7 UC Davis 3 3 0 2 8
No. 3 UCLA 1 6 3 2 12

6x5 - UCLA - 1/4 - UCD - 2/9
Penalties - UCLA - 0/0 - UCD - 0/0

UCD Goals: Logan Anderson 1, Collin Nicholls 1, Aleix Aznar Beltran 1, Aaron Voggenthaler 1, Levi Murtaugh 1, Connor Norton 1, Holden Neach 1, Josh Davis 1 
UCD Saves: Aaron Wilson 6

UCLA Goals: Chase Dodd 3, Andy Rodgers 2, Evan Rosenfeld 1, Jake Cavano 1, Gianpiero Di Martire 1, Gray Carson 1, Jack Larsen 1, Maximo Rossi 1, Makoto Kenney 1
UCLA Saves: Bernardo Maurizi 7, Garret Griggs 5