Nov. 1, 2003
STANFORD, CA - The third-ranked Stanford men's water polo team exploded for five goals in the first period, and then held on to defeat #4 UCLA in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game on Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center.
Stanford scored the game's first three goals. Greg Crum scored at 5:30 followed by Tony Azevedo's goal at 4:17 and the third score at 3:19 by Peter Varellas. UCLA broke into the scoring column at 2:58 on a extra-man goal by Ted Peck. Stanford's Thomas Hopkins scored at 1:58 followed by a goal with ten seconds left in the first period by Sam Tyre.
Stanford's sixth goal came at 3:17 by Matt Moser.
The victory upped Stanford's record to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the MPSF. UCLA's six-game winning streak was broken. The Bruins fall to 13-5 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
UCLA will face-off with Santa Clara and UC Santa Cruz in a pair of matches tomorrow at UC Santa Cruz.
UCLA (13-5, 4-1 MPSF) 1 1 1 1 = 4
Stanford (13-3, 2-1 MPSF) 5 1 0 0 = 6
Stanford Scorers: Azevedo 1, Crum 1, Varellas 1, Tyre 1, Moser 1, Hopkins 1
UCLA Scorers: Peck 2, Ormsby 1, Pulido 1
Goalie Saves: Taylor (S) 8; Axelrad (UCLA) 6