No. 3 Men's Water Polo To Face UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine

Sept. 25, 2000

UCLA VS. UCSB: The Gauchos are currently 3-6 after falling to No. 2 Stanford, 15-5, last weekend. The Friday 4pm matchup marks UCSB's first home game of the season. These two teams met earlier in the season at the So Cal Tournament with the Bruins prevailing, 10-4. A trio of Bruins scored twice in that game and goalie Brandon Brooks allowed only two goals in three periods of play. The Gauchos finished sixth at the tournament, falling to Pepperdine in the fifth place game. They are currently ranked tenth in the latest US Collegiate Water Polo poll.

Paul Rave leads the team in scoring with 12 goals, while John Purcell has eight goals. The Bruins now lead the overall series vs. the Gauchos, 74-16-1.

UCLA VS. PEPPERDINE: This will be UCLA's second home game of the season, slated for Sunday at noon at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The Waves are 4-1 this season, only losing to then-No. 1 California in the So Cal tournament. The Waves took fifth place at the tournament after defeating UC Santa Barbara 5-4. Pepperdine was ranked eighth in the September 20th US Collegiate Water Polo poll. 1999 Second Team All-MPSF Greg Lonzo leads the team in scoring with 15 goals. Michael Hausmann and Chris Tilden have seven goals each. Goalies Ryan Medigovich and Michael Soltis have each played three game and have 3.33 and 5.67 GAA's, respectively.

UCLA leads the overall series vs. Pepperdine, 47-25-1. Last year the Bruins won both meetings, winning 7-3 in the So Cal Tournament, and 13-6 during the season.

LAST WEEKEND: UCLA opened MPSF play with an easy 12-1 victory over the Pacific Tigers. Adam Wright scored five goals, including four in the first period, to lead the Bruins to the victory. Brian Brown scored twice, while Blake Wellen, Dave Parker, Matt Flesher, Albert Garcia and Kyle Baumgarner also scored for UCLA. Sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Brooks made eight saves and allowed only one goal in three periods of play. Eric Meadows made one save in the fourth quarter.

NOTES: UCLA co-Head Coach Guy Baker led the US women's water polo team to a silver medal in the Sydney Olympics last weekend. The women's team included three Bruin players while the men's team has two Bruins, including current senior Sean Kern ... Adam Wright leads the team in scoring with 18 goals and is averaging 2.57 goals per game ... Brooks has been outstanding in goal this season with a 4.80 GAA ... The defense is averaging only five goals allowed per game so far this year, and the offense is scoring 9.85 goals per game.

RANKINGS: The Bruins were ranked third in the September 20th US Collegiate Water Polo poll. So Cal Tournament champions USC hold the top spot while Stanford is No. 2. UC Irvine and California round out the top five.


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
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