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No. 4 Bruins Fall To No. 1 Stanford, 7-5 In Nonconference Play

Oct. 20, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Bruins fell short of a Northern California sweep as they fell to top-ranked Stanford 7-5 in non-conference action at Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford. UCLA drops to 9-5 on the season, while the Cardinal improved to 16-2.

After winning its first MPSF match with a 4-3 victory over Cal on Saturday, the Bruins kept their momentum, taking an early lead on a Michael March goal in the first quarter. However, the lead would be short-lived, as Reed Gallogly evened the score minutes later.

The Cardinal built a lead in the second period, outscoring UCLA 3-1. It would later prove to be enough for the win. Brett Ormsby scored the Bruin goal in the period on a four-meter penalty shot, his second of the season.

UCLA and Stanford traded scores during the second half, but the Cardinal's output during the second quarter gave them the victory.

Stanford outshot the Bruins 25-23 in the contest, while senior goalkeeper Brandon Brooks recorded 12 saves against the Cardinal attack.

Ormsby led the Bruins with two goals. Josh Hewko and Dan Yeilding joined March with a goal apiece.

The Bruins and Cardinal will meet again next weekend for a MPSF match at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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