Oct. 17, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - Top-ranked UCLA improved on its best start since 1999 with a 10-6 victory over Cal Saturday afternoon in Berkeley. UCLA improves to 13-2 overall and 1-0 in conferenc play.
Cal dominated the first period, outscoring the Bruins, 3-0, on a pair of goals by sophomore John Mann and a goal by sophomore Brian Bacharach. UCLA came roaring back, however, outscoring the Bears, 3-0, in the second period on two goals by Albert Garcia and goal by Logan Powell with 14 seconds left in the half. Powell had gathered in a ball that had been deflected off of Cal goalie Nate Bennett and driver Zac Monsees.
UCLA ran away with the match in the third period, outscoring Cal, 4-1, on two goals by Grant Zider and goals by Peter Belden and Josh Hewko. The Bears' lone goal in the third was by freshman Michael Sharf with 2:52 in the third. The Bruins extended their lead to 9-4 in the fourth period on back-to-back goals by center Ted Peck. Cal finally broke UCLA's 5-0 run on Bacharach's second goal with 3:28 left in the match. The two teams then shared goals, with the Bruins' Brett Ormsby tallying a goal at 3:08 left, and Bear freshman Jeff Tyrrell scoring with 1:33 left in the contest for the final 10-6 margin.
UCLA (13-2, 1-0) 0-3-4-3---10 Cal (10-5, 0-2) 3-0-1-2---6
Goalie Saves: Joseph Axelrad (UCLA) 9, Nate Bennett (Cal) 12