UC Irvine's Shockley scores in final second to secure win against UC Davis
IRVINE, Calif. -- UC Irvine's return to Big West action was filled with excitement as the Anteaters fought back and forth against UC Davis on Friday at Schall Aquatics Center. The teams traded leads a number of times before Cambria Shockley drained the crushing blow for the 7-6 victory with just one second left in regulation.
The UCI (14-7, 2-1) offense had gone silent for a few periods before launching a full-fledged attack in the fourth period. UC Davis (12-13, 0-3) took at 4-3 lead into halftime and 5-4 lead into the fourth period as the Anteaters quickly reversed that with early-period goals from seniors Kelsey Klatt and Taylor Morrison.
UC Davis tied it up with 1:19 left in regulation. After a UC Irvine timeout with 17 seconds to go, Cambria Shockley delivered a lob shot that tipped off Aggie keeper Riane Woods' outstretched hand and in for the game-winner.
The Anteater offense came alive for those three fourth-period goals after jumping out to a 3-2 lead in the first, but were turned away for just one score total between the second and third periods.
McKenna Mitchell returned to her scoring ways with a pair of goals, both coming in the first period. Seniors Hannah Croghan and Layne Kipp rounded out UCI's scorers.
Jillian Yocum stopped six shots in net for the Anteaters.