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Virgil Leads UC Davis to Fifth Place Finish at Triton Invitational


Senior Paige Virgil (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS) helped guide UC Davis to a fifth-place finish at the prestigious Triton Invitational to secure Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week accolades.

The utility player scored a team-high nine goals over four games as the Aggies finished the tournament 3-1 and defeated three ranked teams.

Virgil’s most potent offensive game occurred in the tourney opener as she notched four goals in an 11-10 overtime win over No. 19 Loyola Marymount.

She had a goal in a 14-5 loss to No. 6 Arizona State, and scored again in a 12-6 triumph over the hosts and 15th-ranked UC San Diego.

Virgil concluded the tourney with a three-goal effort in a 13-8 victory over No. 18 San Diego State.

Virgil contributed in other ways with three assists and eight drawn exclusions over the four-game span.

Others nominated: Niki Van Vugt (CSUN); Allie Loomis (UC Irvine); Sarah Snyder (UC Santa Barbara)