Second-Ranked Bruins Look To Gain Ground In MPSF With Final Confernce Match

Nov. 12, 2002

PACIFIC: UCLA (11-7, 3-4 MPSF) will look to move ahead in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings when they take on Pacific (10-11, 3-4 MPSF) in Stockton in a 12:00 pm showdown. The teams are currently tied at 3-4 in sixth-place in conference play with the match between them being the only conference match remaining on their schedules. The loser of the match will face Stanford in the first round of the MPSF Tournament. The winner awaits the tournament's third seed, which is up for grabs among California, USC and UC Irvine, who are all tied at 4-3 in the standings.

The teams met previously in the season, with UCLA claiming a 9-8 victory over the Tigers in the second-round of the Nor Cal Tournament. In the series, the Bruins hold a sizeable 21-3 advantage over Pacific.

The Tigers are led this season by junior two-meter player Eddie Wisniewski with 33 goals, who is closely followed by senior utilityman Nic Hepner with 32 scores. In the goal, junior Laurie Trettel has posted 166 saves in 20 matches to average 8.3 saves per game. The Perth, Australia native is allowing 7.75 goals per contest.

LAST WEEKEND: The Bruins split their weekend matches with a 6-5 loss to ninth-ranked Long Beach State in Westwood, before posting a 8-6 victory at UC Santa Barbara.

After trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, the Bruins fought back to within one score of the visting 49ers in a rain-soaked match last Friday. Two-meter player Ted Peck found the back of the net with 46 seconds remaining to cut the Long Beach lead to 6-5. However, after a 49er possession and Bruin timeout, UCLA could not score in the final 11 seonds and fell to 2-4 in conference action.

UCLA rebounded on Saturday, pulling out to their own 3-0 lead over the Gauchos. The Bruins increased their advantage to 7-2 heading into the final period before UCSB rattled off four scores in the fourth quarter to make a match of it. However, the lead was too much to overcome and the Bruins took home the win behind Brett Ormsby's hat trick.

BRUINS IN THE POLL: The Bruins are currently ranked second in the most recent American Water Polo Coaches Association Poll. The new poll, which will reflect the results from last weekend, will not be released until Wednesday, November 13th.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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