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Sixth-Ranked Men's Water Polo Defeats Second-Ranked USC, 9-7 To Earn Fifth-Place In So Cal Tournament
By: UCLA Athletics

Sept. 15, 2002

Sophomore Peter Belden and freshman Michael March both scored in the first overtime period as sixth-ranked UCLA defeated second-ranked USC, 9-7 in the fifth-place match at the 2002 So Cal Tournament held at McDonald's Swim Stadium at USC. The Bruins improved to 3-2 after the tournament and earned UCLA's first points in the year long Lexus Gauntlet Cup. March led UCLA with three goals while goalkeeper Brandon Brooks recorded 13 saves, including three in both overtime periods.

The Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period before the Trojans rallied to tie the match, 7-7 with 1:55 remaining in the fourth quarter. Along with the scored from March and Belden, Brett Ormsby and Matt Flesher scored two goals apiece, while Albert Garcia added another goal.

Before reaching the fifth-place game, the Bruins defeated Long Beach State, 4-2 in the first game of the day. After being tied at 1-1 after the first period, UCLA scored two unanswered goals in the second quarter to gain the lead for good. Ormsby, Dan Yeilding, Josh Hewko and Ted Peck all scored for the Bruins, while Brooks posted seven saves.

UCLA will return to the pool with its annual alumni match at noon next Sunday, September 22nd at Sunset Recreation Center. They will get back to intercollegiate play with its MPSF opener against USC at McDonald's Swim Stadium on Saturday, September 28th. The time is yet to be determined.

EVENT INFORMATION
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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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