Oct. 21, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Junior Kyle Healy and sophomore Scott Davidson each scored three goals to lead the No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 13 Pacific, 16-6, Sunday afternoon at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.
The Bruins (15-5, 2-2 MPSF) scored early and often against the visiting Tigers (13-14, 0-4 MPSF). Davidson got UCLA on the board first, scoring his first of three goals just 47 seconds into the match. UCLA opened up a 3-0 cushion midway through the first frame on subsequent goals by junior Krsto Sbutega and Davidson.
The Bruins outscored Pacific, 5-2, in the third quarter as Healy recorded his three goals in the second half - two in the final frame. Junior Russell Simpkins and sophomore Cole Consani also scored in the fourth quarter.
Junior Mike Struempf led Pacific with three goals.
Pacific senior goalkeeper Brian Domecus made seven stops in the cage - including five in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter, junior David Andrus made one stop.
The Bruins return to action against No. 1 USC on Sunday, Oct. 28, in an MPSF contest at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Match time between the crosstown rivals is slated for 1 p.m.
No. 13 PACIFIC at No. 4 UCLA
Pacific Goals: Mike Struempf 3, Duje Kaurloto, Hector Lam Jr., Jonathan Pare
Pacific Saves: Brian Domecus 7, David Andrus 1
UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 3, Kyle Healy 3, Krsto Sbutega 2, Cameron Smith 2, Cole Consani, Matthew Jacobs, Justin Johnson, Jacob Murphy, Marco Santos, Russell Simpkins
UCLA Saves: Matt Kellogg 3, Alex Lawrence 1