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Fourth-Ranked Bruins Take 6-4 Victory Over UC Irvine

Sept. 26, 2004

IRVINE, Calif. - Fourth-ranked UCLA scored three unanswered second-half goals as the Bruins held off No. 5 UC Irvine for a 6-4 victory Saturday night at the Anteater Aquatics Complex.

UCI took a 4-3 lead at halftime on the strength of two extra-man goals by junior Dreason Barry. UCLA senior Brett Ormsby scored the lone goal of the third quarter with 1:09 left to knot the game at 4-4. Bruins' sophomore Logan Powell scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on a power play with 2:39 left in the game for a 5-4 lead and senior Ted Peck scored his third goal of the game with 1:21 remaining for insurance. Five of the Bruins' scores were extra-man goals.

Senior goalie Joe Axelrad had six saves for UCLA, which improved to 6-2 on the season. Junior Joe Wynne recorded six stops for the Anteaters, who fell to 7-3. Both teams compete in the Northern California Tournament at Stockton next weekend.

            1 2 3 4 FINAL    
UCLA        1 2 1 2 6
UC Irvine   1 3 0 0 4
UCLA: Peck 3, Ormsby, Powell, Hewko.
UCI: Barry 2, Noon, R. Merlo.
Saves: Axelrad (UCLA) 6; Wynne (UCI) 6.

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