No. 2 UCLA Men's Water Polo Cruises Past No. 8 Long Beach State, 16-6

Oct. 10, 2009

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - The No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team took advantage of six goals in the first quarter to defeat No. 8 Long Beach State, 16-6, in a quarterfinal contest at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Junior Ben Hohl led the Bruins (12-2) with three goals at Corona del Mar High School.

The victory over Long Beach State (5-5) allows UCLA to advance to a semifinal match against No. 3 USC (14-1) on Sunday. Game time at UC Irvine's Anteater Pool is 12 p.m. The winner of Sunday's UCLA-USC showdown will advance to the UCI Invitational championship match, slated for 5:20 p.m.

Against the 49ers, UCLA scored 10 goals in the first half to claim a 10-4 lead at halftime. The Bruins outscored Long Beach State by a 3-1 margin in each of the final two quarters.

UCLA also received two goals from senior Tyler Jemmett and sophomore Brett Hays. In total, the Bruins received at least one goal from 13 players.

Long Beach State's Matt Farrington and Jeff Greenwood led the 49ers with two goals each.

Senior goalkeeper Chay Lapin allowed four goals in the first half, recording three saves. Freshman Matt Rapacz limited the 49ers to two goals in the second half and made eight saves for the Bruins.

Long Beach State advanced to face UCLA after having edged No. 17 Navy in overtime, 9-8, earlier in the day.

No. 8 Long Beach State vs. No. 2 UCLA (UCI Invitational - Quarterfinal Match)

1 2 3 4 F
Long Beach State 1 3 1 1 6
UCLA 6 4 3 3 16

Long Beach State Goals: Matt Farrington 2, Jeff Greenwood 2, Justin Koeppen, Patrick van der Linde
Long Beach State Saves: Derek Wiebe-Bailey 1, Matthew Kubeck 4

UCLA Goals: Ben Hohl 3, Brett Hays 2, Tyler Jemmett 2, Cole Consani, Scott Davidson, Clay Jorth, Clinton Jorth, Kevin Kuga, Jacob Murphy, Josh Samuels, Emilio Vieira, Griffin White
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 3, Matt Rapacz 8


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