After Upsetting Top-Ranked California, Fifth-Ranked Bruins Look to do Same Against USC

Oct. 21, 2003

BATTLE FOR GAUNTLET POINTS BEGINS AS BRUINS HOST THE TROJANS:
UCLA (10-4) will conclude its four-match homestand with cross-town rival USC coming to Sunset Canyon Recreation Center for a noon contest. It will be the first meeting between the teams this season and the first in the battle for five Lexus Gauntlet points. The teams will also face-off on November 22 prior to the UCLA vs. USC football game.

The Trojans enter the week with a 12-2 mark, which is the best in the MPSF this season. USC is 3-0 in conference play with victories over California, Stanford and Pacific. The Trojans' leading scorer is Juraj Zatovic, who has posted 34 goals in 14 contests. Goalkeeper Bozidar Damjanovic has emassed 99 saves in only 14 matches.

UCLA HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA IN MPSF MATCH-UP:
Before hosting the Trojans, the Bruins will take on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at noon in a MPSF match-up. The teams played in the Nor Cal Tournament with the Bruins earning a 9-7 win in the first round of the tournament.

The Gauchos are 11-8 on the year with a 0-1 mark in MPSF play. Brian Alexander leads the team with 44 goals, while goalkeeper Rick Wright has recorded 123 saves in 19 matches.

BRUINS UPSET TOP-RANKED CALIFORNIA, DEFEAT PACIFIC IN MPSF OPENNG WEEKEND:
Michael March scored the game-winning goal only two minutes into sudden victory overtime to lead UCLA to a 7-6 win over top-ranked California in its MPSF opener at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center on Saturday. March led the Bruins with two goals, while goalkeeper Joe Axelrad recorded seven saves.

On Sunday, UCLA improved to 2-0 in conference competition with a 12-4 victory over Pacific at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Brett Ormsby scored six goals in the win, while Grant Zider found the back of the net twice. In the cage, Axelrad split duties with freshman Will Didinger. Axelrad posted four saves in the first half, while Didinger blocked three Tiger shots in the second half.

BRUINS IN THE POLL:
The Bruins remained in the fifth ranking in last week's Collegiate Coaches Water Polo Poll after taking a break from intercollegiate play. The poll is released every Wednesday during the season and can be found at www.collegiatewaterpolo.org.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 05 - 1:20 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Concordia
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 1:50 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS