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Sbutega's Four Goals Leads No. 4 UCLA Past No. 8 Long Beach State, 13-9
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  11/24/2007

Nov. 24, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior Krsto Sbutega scored a game-high four goals to lead the No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 8 Long Beach State, 13-9, in overtime Saturday afternoon in the second round of the MPSF Tournament.

The Bruins advance to Sunday's fifth-place game, and will play seventh-seeded UC Santa Barbara (19-13) at 12:30 p.m.

UCLA (20-7) outscored Long Beach State, 5-1, in the two three-minute overtime periods. Sbutega, who scored four goals for the third time this season, registered two goals in the overtime session.

Trailing 8-7 with 2:31 to play in the fourth quarter, senior Justin Johnson scored to even the match, 8-8, and send the game to overtime.

Sophomore goalkeeper Chay Lapin totaled 14 saves in the cage for UCLA.

Long Beach State (19-14) was led by Ashley Blythen and Reid Tomassi, as each player scored two goals. 49er goalkeeper Steve MacKenzie recorded six saves.

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 8 Long Beach State

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT F
Long Beach State 0 2 5 1 1 0 9
UCLA 1 1 4 2 3 2 13

Long Beach State Goals: Ashley Blythen 2, Reid Tomassi 2, Travis Buchanan, Jeff Greenwood, Sean Greiner, Nick Korsgaden, Joe Sherrin
Long Beach State Saves: Steve MacKenzie 6

UCLA Goals: Krsto Sbutega 4, Scott Davidson 2, Justin Johnson 2, Marco Santos 2, Matthew Jacobs, Kevin Kuga, Cameron Smith
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 14


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