Bruin Water Polo Upsets No. 1 Cal, 7-4

Oct. 8, 2005

PASADENA, Calif. - UCLA's fourth-ranked men's water polo team, in front of 611 fans, defeated top-ranked California, 7-4, Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in both team's MPSF opener. The win extends the Bruins' home winning streak to 16 matches and is UCLA's second win over a number one team in less than a year.

Junior goalkeeper Will Didinger made a seven saves and the Bruins (10-2, 1-0) received goals from seven different players.

Cal took the game's first lead with an extra-man goal at the six minute mark in the first period as John Mann netted the first of his two goals. UCLA fought back with two unanswered goals from Christian Pulido and Cameron Smith to take a 2-1 lead into the second period.

The two teams exchanged scores in the second as UCLA took a 3-2 lead into halftime.

After the break, it was all UCLA. In the third the Bruins' Russell Simpkins provided the only scoring with a shot that sailed past Cal goalkeeper Nate Bennett. Fourth period goals from Justin Johnson, Logan Powell and Thomas Foley gave UCLA the final edge it would need.

Nate Bennett made two saves for Cal in the defeat.

UCLA outshot the Golden Bears 19-18.


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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. No. 1 Cal
1 234F
Cal (10-2, 0-1) 1 1 0 2 4
UCLA (10-2, 1-0) 2 1 1 3 7
UCLA Goals: Christian Pulido, Cameron Smith, Matthew Jacobs, Russell Simpkins, Justin Johnson, Logan Powell, Thomas Foley
UCLA Saves:Will Didinger 7
Cal Goals: John Mann 2, Andrija Vasiljevic, Trent Calder
UC Irvine Saves: Nate Bennett 2