Nov. 8, 2003
IRVINE, CA - Junior Brett Ormsby scored five goals to lead No. 4 UCLA past eighth-ranked UC Irvine, 10-7, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo at the Anteater Aquatics Complex Saturday.
The Bruins built a 7-3 halftime lead on the strength of two first-half goals each from Pulido, Ormsby and Hewko. UCLA led 9-5 after three periods before UCI staged a brief rally with back-to-back, power-play goals in the fourth quarter by junior Cameron Bassett (6:22) and freshman Tim Hutten (4:26) to cut the margin to 9-7. Ormsby closed out the scoring with an extra-man goal with 52 seconds remaining.
Junior goalie Joe Axelrad had nine saves for UCLA while sophomore Joe Wynne had six stops for the Anteaters (10-13, 2-4). Hutten led UCI with two goals.
UCLA will travel to Long Beach State tomorrow for a noon match-up.
UCLA: Brett Ormsby 5, Chris Pulido 2, Josh Hewko 2, John Blanchette.
UCI: Tim Hutten 2, Phil Garcia, Nate White, Dan Noon, Rick Merlo, Cameron Bassett.
Saves: Joe Axelrad (UCLA) 9; Joe Wynne (UCI) 6.