No. 3 Bruins Host Cal Baptist Before Weekend At So Cal Tourney

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Sept. 14, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
UCLA OPENS HOME SCHEDULE AGAINST LANCERS:
After sweeping matches against Navy and Air Force to open the 2004 season last weekend, the Bruins will look to continue their winning ways against Cal Baptist at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The Lancers, 3-1 as of Monday morning, won their season opener against Lindenwood on September 13 before departing for four matches in Hawaii last week. After handling Chaminade 20-7 during their first match at BYU-Hawaii, Cal Baptist fell 14-9 to the hosting Seasiders. The Lancers then bounced back with another 13-6 victory over Chaminade before their scheduled rematch with BYU-Hawaii on Monday night. Senior utility Goran Milic has led the Lancers thus far with 11 goals.

BRUINS ONE OF NINE TOP 10 TEAMS SET TO COMPETE IN SO CAL TOURNEY: Fourteen top-20 schools will face off this weekend at the USC-hosted SoCal Tournament. Among the schools entered are MPSF rivals Stanford, UCSB, Long Beach State, Pepperdine, Cal and Pacific. The Bruins will play their first match against Pepperdine at 3 p.m. on Saturday at off-campus Commerce Pool. UCLA will then play Cal Baptist at 7:45 p.m. at the same location to determine their seed for the Sunday's final rounds.

ORMSBY LEADS BRUINS OVER #11 NAVY WITH SIX GOALS: Senior attacker Brett Ormsby wasted no time getting back into collegiate action after a summer at the Olympics. The El Cajon native e exploded to tie a career high with six goals against the U.S. Naval Academy in the Bruins' season-opening 14-4 victory. Ormsby netted his first goal with 2:26 remaining in the first quarter and then went on to score three more times in under three minutes later in the second quarter.

SEVEN DIFFERENT BRUINS SCORE IN 9-3 WIN OVER #19 AIR FORCE:
Rounding out a successful opening weekend, UCLA scored three goals in the first quarter and never looked back as the Bruins knocked off the Falcons 9-3. David Pietsch and Michael March each scored twice and Josh Hewko, Albert Garcia, Grant Zider, John Blanchette and Ormsby each also got into the action.

BRUINS IN THE POLLS:
UCLA, who finished the 2003 season with a #3 national ranking, begins 2004 in the same slot. The Collegiate Water Polo Association's Top 20 poll, which is released every Wednesday, placed the Bruins third behind #1 Stanford and #2 USC. With 92 points, UCLA is trailed by Cal and Pepperdine to round out the top five.

HEAD COACH ADAM KRIKORIAN:
A bastion of the UCLA men's water polo program as a player and coach, Adam Krikorian begins his sixth season as head coach for both the men's and women's programs and his 11th season on the Bruin staff. After sharing the head coaching duties with Guy Baker for two seasons, Krikorian is in his third season alone at the helm of the two programs.

A winner of nine national championships as a player and a coach, Krikorian has amassed a 94- 30 record in his five seasons with the UCLA men's team. He is second among active water polo coaches in NCAA Championships won with two.


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
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