NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
Second-Ranked Bruins Fall 7-6 To Sixth-Ranked Pepperdine In Fourth Overtime

Oct. 12, 2002

Senior driver William Rodriguez scored his only goal of the match with 1:36 remaining in the fourth overtime period to lead sixth-ranked Pepperdine over the second-ranked Bruins in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match-up. With the win, UCLA falls to 7-4 overall, 0-2 in MPSF play, while the Waves improve to 7-5, 2-0 in conference action.

The Bruins struck first on a Michael March goal after only 39 seconds had expired in the first quarter. However, the Wave attack responded with two goals in the quarter.

The second period see-sawed back and forth, with both teams adding two goals to their totals. Heading into halftime, Pepperdine led 4-3.

UCLA dominated the third quarter with three unanswered goals, including a penalty shot goal by sophomore driver Brett Ormsby. Goalkeeper Brandon Brooks shut out the Waves in the third and recorded four of his 16 saves in the period.

Junior driver Scott Harvey scored with 2:10 remaining in regulation to edge within one score of the Bruins. With only 0:28 left in the game, Harvey struck again to even the score at 6-6 and send the match into overtime.

Sophomore center Ted Peck, Ormsby, and March each scored twice for the Bruins. Brooks matched his career-high 16 saves from last weekend's win over USC in the Nor Cal Tournament Championship.

Harvey led the Waves with a hat trick, while Karl Niehaus scored two. Michael Hausmann added a score for the Waves. Goalkeeper Michael Soltis recorded ten saves in the contest.

UCLA returns to action tomorrow with a 12:00 p.m. match at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center against Loyola Marymount.

#6 Pepperdine          2-2-0-2-1=7
#2 UCLA                1-2-3-0-0=6 

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