Fifth-Ranked Bruins Close Out Regular Season Against Third-Ranked USC

Nov. 18, 2002

USC TROJANS: After finishing their MSPF schedule with a 11-7 win at seventh-ranked Pacific, the UCLA Bruins (12-7, 4-4 MPSF) will close out their 2002 regular season with a 10:00 am non-conference meeting with cross-town rival and third-ranked USC (18-6, 5-3 MPSF) at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.

The Bruins own a 63-56-1 edge in the series with the Trojans, including two of the three meetings between the teams in 2002. In the most recent meeting, which was the championship match of the Nor Cal Tournament on October 6th, the Bruins posted a 6-3 victory behind Brandon Brooks' career-high 16 saves. USC picked up the lone MPSF match between the rivals with a 10-8 overtime victory back on September 28th.

The Trojans enter their final week of the 2002 season, 18-6 overall, 5-3 in MPSF action. USC notched its final MPSF win last weekend with a 11-7 victory against UC Santa Barbara. Jaraj Zatovic leads USC with 39 goals over 24 matches this season.

LAST WEEKEND: UCLA moved into fifth-place in the MPSF with a 11-7 win over Pacific in Stockton. Sophomore driver Brett Ormsby extended his scoring streak to 28 matches with his match-high five goals. Senior goalkeeper Brandon Brooks recorded seven saves in the victory. With the win, the Bruins earned the fifth-seed in the MPSF Tournament, which will be held at the Joint Force Training Base in Los Alamitos over Thanksgiving weekend. The Bruins will once again face USC in the first-round of the tournament with a 1:00 pm match-up.

THE LEXUS GAUNTLET TROPHY: This weekend's meeting with USC will mark the fourth match in the year-long Lexus Gauntlet Trophy competition. The Lexus Gauntlet Trophy will be awarded to the institution that wins the most head-to-head competitions in all sports between the schools. Currently, the Bruins lead the Trojans after winning two of the three matches between the schools this season, including an 6-3 victory in the Nor Cal Tournament championship. For more information on the Trophy and current point standings, go to www.gauntlettrophy.com

BRUINS IN THE POLL: UCLA dropped to the fifth in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Poll after its 6-5 loss to Long Beach State on November 8th. The new poll, which will reflect the Bruins 11-7 win over Pacific and other results from last weekend, will not be released until Wednesday, November 20th.


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