Sept. 16, 2006
Palo Alto, Calif. - The third-ranked UCLA men's water polo team downed Princeton, 15-2, in a first-round NorCal Tournament match Saturday afternoon at Stanford's Belardi Pool. The Bruins will face UC Davis this evening at 5:20 p.m (Belardi Pool).
UCLA sophomore Krsto Sbutega led the Bruin attack with four goals, and nine Bruins scored at least one goal. The Bruins (2-0) raced to a 4-1 lead in the first half against Princeton (5-2) after Sbutega and Zider recorded the game's first two goals (at 5:14 and 3:32, respectively). After Princeton junior Zach Beckmann tallied the Tigers' lone first-quarter goal, UCLA opened up a 12-0 run from 1:39 in the first quarter until 3:02 in the final frame.
UCLA freshman goalkeeper Chay Lapin recorded five saves. Princeton's Scott Syverson made five stops in the cage for the Tigers.
UCLA (2-0) vs. Princeton (5-2)
Princeton Goals: Zach Beckmann, Alex Edmunds
Princeton Saves: Scott Syverson 5