NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
Men's Water Polo Finishes Third At So Cal Tournament

Sept. 17, 2000

Corona del Mar, Calif. - Brian Brown scored consecutive extra-man goals in the third quarter to help the fifth ranked UCLA Bruins to a 10-7 victory over the No. 1 ranked California Bears in the third place game of the Southern California Tournament. In the semi-finals, the Bruins fell to the eventual tournament champions, USC, 5-4. After the tournament, the Bruins' record stands at 4-2.

In the third place game, Brown and Adam Wright led the Bruins with three goals each. Freshman Albert Garcia added a pair of goals, while Dave Parker and Andy Bailey scored one goal each. Goalie Brandon Brooks made four saves in net.

Against USC in the semifinal, Matt Flesher lead the Bruins with two goals. Bailey and Jeff Pflueger had one goal each. Brooks made 10 saves in net.

USC defeated Stanford 9-5 in the championship game. UC Irvine placed fifth, beating UC San Diego 11-7, while Long Beach State defeated Pacific 9-7 to place seventh.

The Bruins return to action next weekend when they play at the University of Pacific on Sunday at Noon.

Semifinal Game #1

USC     0    3    0    2=   5
UCLA    1    0    2    1=   4

USC- Daniel Lontay 2, Ivan Babic, Tim Wollthan, George Csaszar

UCLA- Matt Flesher 2, Andy Bailey, Jeff Pflueger

Saves: Darin Smith (USC) 5, Brandon Brooks (UCLA) 10

Third Place Game

California  2   1   2   2=   7
UCLA	    3   2   3   2=   10

California - Jerry Smith 3, Attila Banhiday 2, Mike West, Will Quist

UCLA- Adam Wright 3, Brian Brown 3, Albert Garcia 2, Dave Parker, Andy Bailey.

Saves: Russell Berstein (Cal) 6, Tim Kates (Cal) 6, Brandon Brooks (UCLA) 4.

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