Bruins Advance to NorCal Semifinals

Oct. 13, 2001

Senior two-meter Alfonso Tucay (Sr., Burbank/Burroughs) scored three goals in each of UCLA's two victories on the first day of the annual NorCal men's water polo tournament at Avery Aquatics Complex.

The second-ranked Bruins, now 7-1 overall this season, defeated No. 17 Air Force in the first match, 13-5. UCLA then pulled away from Long Beach State and topped the sixth-ranked 49ers, 10-8.

Sophomore driver Albert Garcia (So., Long Beach/Wilson) matched Tucay's hat trick in the opener and added two scores in the nightcap. Freshman Brett Ormsby (Fr., El Cajon/Valhalla) scored three times against Long Beach State to cap a four-goal day, while freshman goalkeeper Joe Axelrad (Studio City/Harvard-Westlake) completed his first collegiate start in net with five saves against Air Force.

By winning its group, UCLA gets a semifinal pairing with USC. The fourth-ranked Trojans, who fell to the Bruins last weekend 7-5, defeated UC Davis and Loyola Marymount to gain a rematch Sunday at 11:45 a.m. The winner plays either Pepperdine or top-ranked Stanford in the championship match, which is slated for 4:45 Sunday afternoon.

UCLA 3 5 1 4 -- 13

Air Force 1 2 2 0 -- 5

UCLA-Albert Garcia 3, Alfonso Tucay 3, Nick Pacelli 2, Ted Peck, Matt Flesher, Jeff Pflueger, Brett Ormsby, Jon Puffer

Air Force-Smith 2, Breitenbach 1, Shadrick 1, Ericksen 1

UCLA 3 1 2 4 -- 10

Long Beach St. 3 2 1 2 -- 8

UCLA-Ormsby 3, Tucay 3, Garcia 2, Pflueger 2

CSULB-Segesman 2, Miller 2, Wawrzynski 1, Holloway 1, Jewell 1, Aguilar 1


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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