No. 4 UCLA Men's Water Polo Earns 8-7 Win at No. 7 UC Irvine

Oct. 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team defeated No. 7 UC Irvine by an 8-7 margin in an MPSF match on Saturday evening at UCI's Anteater Pool. Junior Ben Hohl and sophomore Brett Hays led the Bruins (14-5, 1-2) with three goals each.

UCLA took a 7-2 lead on a goal by Hohl with 3:32 to play in the third quarter before UC Irvine (13-6, 1-1 MPSF) mounted a strong comeback.

UC Irvine's Brandon Johnson scored on a penalty shot with 57 seconds to play in the third period, reducing UCLA's lead to 7-3 entering the final quarter.

The Anteaters scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter on goals from Trent Baxter (6:48), Johnson (5:24), Baxter again (3:48) and Doug Lindsey on a 6-on-5 opportunity at the 2:38 mark to draw even at 7-7.

Hohl scored on an extra-man opportunity with 1:46 remaining to put UCLA ahead 8-7.

UC Irvine went on a power play in the final minute but failed to convert before UCLA ran out the clock.

UCLA senior goalkeeper Chay Lapin was credited with four saves, and UC Irvine's Matt Johnson registered four stops in the cage.

The Bruins return to action against Pacific (1 p.m.) and Chapman (3:30 p.m.) in a doubleheader at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center on Sunday.

No. 4 UCLA at No. 7 UC Irvine

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 1 3 3 1 8
UC Irvine 1 0 2 4 7

UCLA Goals: Brett Hays 3, Ben Hohl 3, Scott Swanson, Bret Lathrope
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 2

UC Irvine Goals: Trent Baxter 2, Brandon Johnson 2, Tom Kruip, Griffin Lerman, Doug Lindsey
UC Irvine Saves: Matt Johnson 4


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 05 - 1:20 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Concordia
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 1:50 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
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