Sept. 13, 2009
PRINCETON, N.J. - Senior Scott Davidson scored a game-high three goals to help the No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team defeat No. 20 Bucknell, 15-3, on Sunday afternoon and improve to 5-0 on the season. The Bruins won all five of their contests at the season-opening Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool.
The Bruins led from the start, opening a 1-0 lead after one quarter. UCLA outscored Bucknell, 5-1, in the second frame to assume a 6-1 margin. The Bruins added six goals in the third quarter and three more in the final frame.
UCLA's balanced offensive attack featured 11 goal scorers. Senior Cole Consani, juniors Emilio Vieira, Jacob Murphy and Ben Hohl, sophomores Cullen Hennessy and Brett Hays and freshmen Clinton Jorth and Griffin White each logged one goal.
UCLA returns to action at the NorCal Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Bruins will face Concordia University in a first-round match at 11:10 a.m. at Stanford University's Belardi Pool.
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 20 Bucknell - Princeton Invite (Day Three)
UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 3, Tyler Jemmett 2, Josh Samuels 2, Cole Consani, Cullen Hennessy, Ben Hohl, Brett Hays, Clinton Jorth, Jacob Murphy, Emilio Vieira, Griffin White
UCLA Saves: Matt Rapacz 6, Chay Lapin 2
Bucknell Goals: Richie Hyden, Howie Kalter, Andrew Nelson
Bucknell Saves: Matt Napleton 5, Miles Gilhuly 1