No. 4 UCLA Men's Water Polo Defeats No. 17 Pacific, 14-2

Oct. 26, 2008

STOCKTON, Calif. - Junior Scott Davidson scored a game-best five goals and senior Krsto Sbutega tallied three goals to help lead the No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 17 Pacific, 14-2, on Sunday afternoon at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.

The Bruins (11-4, 3-1 MPSF) received at least one goal from seven players. Sophomore Clay Jorth scored a pair of goals, and junior Tyler Jemmett and Scott Swanson, sophomore Jacob Murphy and freshman Matt Preciado each registered one goal.

Davidson's season-high five goals tied his career high, established in a 12-11 overtime victory against UC Irvine on Sept. 22, 2007.

UCLA led Pacific (10-15, 0-3 MPSF) from the start, opening the contest with a 9-0 scoring run. Murphy initiated the scoring with a goal at 4:15 in the first quarter, and Sbutega found the back of the cage with over two minutes remaining in the opening frame.

The Bruins outscored the Tigers, 5-0, in the second quarter. Davidson scored the first three of his five goals to open the second period, helping UCLA take a five-goal lead. Jorth's first goal came with 2:56 to play before halftime and pushed the score to 6-0. Davidson's fourth goal of the quarter came with 1:14 remaining.

UCLA opened the third quarter with goals from Sbutega and Swanson. Pacific's Austin Delong followed with two goals in a two-minute span, cutting the Bruins' advantage to 9-2. Sbutega added his third goal of the game with 1:05 to play in the period, pushing the margin to 10-2.

The Bruins blanked the Tigers in the final quarter, 4-0.

UCLA junior goalkeeper Chay Lapin logged six saves before being relieved by junior Alex Lawrence, who totaled three stops. Pacific's Brian Domecus made eight saves in the cage.

The Bruins return to the pool at No. 1 USC in an MPSF contest on Saturday, Nov. 1. Game time at McDonald's Swim Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.

No. 4 UCLA at No. 17 Pacific

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 5 3 4 14
Pacific 0 0 2 0 2

UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 5, Krsto Sbutega 3, Clay Jorth 2, Tyler Jemmett, Jacob Murphy, Matt Preciado, Scott Swanson
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 6, Alex Lawrence 3

Pacific Goals: Austin Delong 2
Pacific Saves: Brian Domecus 8


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