Nov. 11, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Senior Logan Powell tied his career high with five goals and junior Matthew Jacobs and freshman Scott Davidson each added three goals to lift the third-ranked UCLA men's water polo team past ninth-ranked Pepperdine, 18-5, Saturday afternoon at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
UCLA (12-5, 3-2 MPSF) got on the board 34 seconds into the contest on Powell's first goal. The senior attacker wasted little time, scoring his second goal at 5:13. Jacobs gave UCLA a 3-0 advantage at 4:19. Seniors Grant Zider (3:25) and Michael March (2:12) extended the Bruins' lead to five.
Pepperdine (12-16, 1-5 MPSF) scored its first goal on a shot by Nick Corjon with 29 seconds left in the first frame. The Bruins led 6-1 after the first quarter. Davidson scored three times in the second quarter after goals by junior Marco Santos (6:52), freshman Kevin Kuga (5:57) and Powell (2:51). UCLA owned a 12-4 advantage at the half.
Powell recorded his fourth and fifth goals in the third quarter and Jacobs added his second goal of the afternoon, giving UCLA a 15-4 cushion after three quarters. The Bruins outscored the Waves 3-1 in the final quarter.
For the eighth time this season, Powell registered two or more goals. The senior attacker from San Clemente, Calif., tied his career high with the five-goal effort - Powell tallied five goals at UC Irvine on Friday, Sept. 22, in UCLA's 15-4 win.
Jacobs also tied his career high with three goals and recorded his second multiple-goal performance of the season. Sophomore Christopher Allen scored his second goal of the season with nine seconds remaining in the game.
The third-ranked Bruins return to action Sunday, Nov. 12, at UC Santa Barbara. The MPSF conference game is slated to begin at 12 p.m.
UCLA (12-5, 3-2) vs. Pepperdine (12-16, 1-5)
Pepperdine Goals: Matt MacDonell 2, Nick Corjon, Jeff Willis, Charles Wright