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No. 3 UCLA Clips No. 6 Pepperdine, 7-5, in Overtime
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  09/15/2007

Sept. 15, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif - The No. 3 UCLA men's water polo team registered a 7-5 victory over No. 6 Pepperdine in overtime Saturday in the NorCal Tournament. UCLA advances to the semifinal round and will play No. 2 California on Sunday at 12 p.m.

Junior Krsto Sbutega tallied two goals to lead the Bruins (6-0). Earlier in the day, Sbutega registered three goals in UCLA's 15-4 win over Santa Clara.

UCLA and Pepperdine (9-2) traded goals throughout the contest, as UCLA and Pepperdine reached halftime with a 2-2 deadlock. Each team added one goal in the third quarter and finished regulation with a 5-5 tie.

The Bruins scored twice in the first three-minute overtime session and held on for the 7-5 win. Sophomore goalkeeper Chay Lapin tallied five saves in the cage for UCLA.


1 2 3 4 OT OT F
Pepperdine 0 2 1 2 0 0 5
UCLA 0 2 1 2 2 0 7

Pepperdine Goals: Adam Hewko 2, Brett Auer, JP MacDonell, Clayton Snyder
Pepperdine Saves: Travis Stachowski 5

UCLA Goals: Krsto Sbutega 2, Matthew Jacobs, Justin Johnson, Kevin Kuga, Marco Santos, Cameron Smith
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 5

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