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UCLA Men's Water Polo to Open Season at UCLA Invitational

Aug. 28, 2012


2012 UCLA Season Preview

The UCLA men's water polo team will host the UCLA Invitational at Spieker Aquatics Center on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. The Bruins will open their 2012 season with three regular-season matches and three exhibition contests.

Under the tutelage of fourth-year head coach Adam Wright, UCLA will open the two-day round-robin tournament with the invitational's first match. The Bruins will face Pomona-Pitzer at 8 a.m. in a regular-season match. The Bruins return to the pool two more times on Saturday. UCLA hosts Cal Baptist at 3:30 p.m. in another regular-season match and then hosts fellow-MPSF team, Pepperdine, in an exhibition contest to end the first day of competition at 6 p.m.

Day one features nine water polo matches between a field that includes the host Bruins, Cal Baptist, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara and USC.

Sunday's competition is mostly highlighted with exhibition matches between all of the MPSF teams (Pepperdine, UCLA, UCSB and USC). The action begins once again with UCLA in the pool at 8 a.m. to face UCSB in an exhibition match. Chapman enters the field on day two and will face the Bruins at 10:30 a.m. in a regular-season match. The Bruins will conclude the Invitational and Sunday's slate, with an exhibition contest with USC at 3:30 p.m.

The UCLA Invitational will feature free admission to all of the games on both days. Fans are encouraged to park in Lot 11, slightly north of Spieker Aquatics Center at the intersection of De Neve Drive and Bellagio Drive. Parking costs $11 for each day.

UCLA Invitational Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Time Designated Visiting Team Designated Home Team Type of Match
8 a.m. Pomona-Pitzer UCLA Regular-Season
9:15 a.m. La Verne USC Regular-Season
10:30 a.m. Cal Baptist UC Santa Barbara Regular-Season
11:45 a.m. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Pepperdine Regular-Season
1 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer USC Regular-Season
2:15 p.m. La Verne Pepperdine Regular-Season
3:30 p.m. Cal Baptist UCLA Regular-Season
4:45 p.m. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps UC Santa Barbara Regular-Season
6 p.m. Pepperdine UCLA Exhibition

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Time Designated Visiting Team Designated Home Team Type of Match
8 a.m. UC Santa Barbara UCLA Exhibition
9:15 a.m. Pepperdine USC Exhibition
10:30 a.m. Chapman UCLA Regular-Season
11:45 a.m. USC UC Santa Barbara Exhibition
1 p.m. Chapman USC Regular-Season
2:15 p.m. Pepperdine UC Santa Barbara Exhibition
3:30 p.m. USC UCLA Exhibition

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