No. 5 UCLA Tops No. 9 Long Beach State in MPSF Second Round, 10-6

Nov. 26, 2005

Los Angeles - The fifth-ranked UCLA men's water polo team had seven different players score a goal en route to a 10-6 victory over No. 9 Long Beach State in the consolation round of the MPSF Championships on Saturday at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium. The Bruins improve to 20-8 on the season with the win, and will play Pacific for fifth place on Sunday.

Freshman Patrick Morrison led the Bruins with three goals, junior Logan Powell added two goals, and freshman Krsto Sbutega, sophomores Justin Johnson and Matthew Jacobs, and juniors Grant Zider and Tyler Krikorian each scored a goal apiece.

Junior goalkeeper Will Didinger finished with a season-high 12 saves.

UCLA jumped out to an early 3-2 victory in the first period and continued to distance the score from the 49ers the rest of the match. The Bruins shutout the 49ers in the second period and held a commanding 6-2 lead over Long Beach State going into halftime.

The Bruins would add another goal in the third period, but three 49er goals would trim the UCLA lead to 7-5 heading into the final period. UCLA would add another three goals in the final frame to secure a 10-6 win.

UCLA will play Pacific for fifth place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Results:


Team		1	2	3	4	Total
UCLA		3	3	1	3	10
LBSU		2	0	3	1	6
Goals:
UCLA: Morrison 3, Powell 2, Sbutega 1, Johnson 1, Zider 1, Jacobs 1, Krikorian 1
LBSU: Brett McCleave 3, Jay Gerardi 2, Erik Geoffroy 1

Saves:
LBSU: Tom Onyshko (12)
UCLA: Will Didinger (12)


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