No. 3 UCLA Men's Water Polo Defeats No. 9 UC Irvine, 12-10

Nov. 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES - Senior Krsto Sbutega, junior Scott Swanson and sophomore Ben Hohl each recorded a hat trick to help lead the No. 3 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 9 UC Irvine, 12-10, Friday afternoon in an MPSF match at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

The Bruins (12-5, 4-2 MPSF) never trailed against the visiting Anteaters (9-10, 0-4 MPSF), outscoring UC Irvine in each quarter. UCLA also received goals from juniors Scott Davidson and Tyler Jemmett and sophomore Jacob Murphy.

UC Irvine was led by juniors Greg Enloe and Thomas Kruip, who each netted three goals.

UCLA raced to an early 2-0 advantage after goals by Swanson and Murphy and led, 4-3, at the end of the first quarter. UC Irvine knotted the contest at 4-4 on a goal by Kruip just 34 seconds into the second frame.

Both teams traded goals, and with the score tied, 5-5, Hohl registered his first goal of the day, sending UCLA ahead by a 6-5 margin. The Bruins jumped to a three-goal lead (8-5) on a strike by Jemmett with 1:40 remaining in the second half.

UCLA led 8-6 at halftime, as UC Irvine sophomore Brandon Johnson reduced the Bruins' margin to two goals with a penalty shot at 1:12 in the second quarter.

Davidson scored 57 seconds into the second half, handing UCLA a 9-6 lead. UC Irvine received back-to-back goals from Enloe and Kruip to cut the Bruins' advantage to 9-8.

UCLA used a 3-0 run, extending into the fourth quarter, on goals by Hohl, Sbutega and Swanson to assume a 12-8 cushion - the Bruins' largest lead of the afternoon. Kruip's third goal of the day at 5:17 and a goal by sophomore Griffin Lerman at 2:52 pushed the score to the final 12-10 tally.

Junior goalkeeper Chay Lapin netted 10 saves for UCLA. UC Irvine's Erik Evered totaled seven stops.

The Bruins return to action against Concordia (15-11) in a non-conference match Saturday, Nov. 8. Game time is slated for 9 a.m. at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

No. 9 UC Irvine at No. 3 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
UC Irvine 3 3 2 1 10
UCLA 4 4 3 1 12

UC Irvine Goals: Greg Enloe 3, Thomas Kruip 3, Brandon Johnson 2, Griffin Lerman 2
UC Irvine Saves: Erik Evered 7

UCLA Goals: Ben Hohl 3, Krsto Sbutega 3, Scott Swanson 3, Scott Davidson, Tyler Jemmett, Jacob Murphy
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 10


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