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Water Polo NCAA Champs

Fifth-Ranked Bruins Defeat St. Francis, 14-6 in Exhibition Play
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  10/09/2003

Oct. 9, 2003

Josh Hewko and Michael March each recorded a hat trick as the fifth-ranked Bruins defeated St. Francis, 14-6 in exhibition play at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on Thursday afternoon.

Hewko converted both of UCLA's penalty shot opportunities and March scored twice within the first three minutes of action to lead the Bruins. Along with March, David Pietsch and Grant Zider also scored in the first period to give UCLA a 4-0 lead after one frame.

After trading three goals each in the second period, UCLA entered the second half with a 7-3 advantage over the Terriers. The Bruins rattled off three unanswered goals in the third period to lead 10-3 going into the fourth quarter.

UCLA scored four times in the final frame, including two from Chris Pulido, and allowed three Terrier goals to earn the 14-6 victory.

St. Francis 0-3-0-3=6 UCLA 4-3-3-4=14 St. Francis - Fabian (3), Vuksich (2), Mudreac UCLA - Hewko (3), March (3), Pulido (2), Peck (2), Zider (2), Belden, Pietsch Radovantz - 5 saves, 14 goals allowed Axelrad - 10 saves, three goals allowed Didinger - 1 save, three goals allowed

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