No. 4 UCLA Men's Water Polo Earns Two Wins at NorCal Tournament

Sept. 19, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team defeated No. 10 Concordia, 12-5, and No. 5 Loyola Marymount, 7-3, on the first day of the NorCal Tournament to secure a semifinal showdown against No. 1 USC on Sunday morning.

UCLA outscored Concordia by a 4-1 margin in the first quarter of its first game before racing to a 7-2 halftime lead. The Bruins received two goals each from senior Scott Davidson and freshmen Josh Samuels and Griffin White in their NorCal Tournament opener.

The Bruins scored five goals in the third frame to open a 12-3 advantage and held off the Eagles for the 12-5 victory. Senior goalkeeper Chay Lapin registered six saves in the first half for UCLA. Freshman goalkeeper Matt Rapacz made three stops in the final two quarters.

In UCLA's second match of the day, the Bruins registered a 7-3 victory over Loyola Marymount. Junior Ben Hohl led the victorious effort for the Bruins with a game-high three goals. UCLA also received one goal each from senior Cole Consani, junior Jacob Murphy and freshmen Bret Lathrope and Josh Samuels.

Against Loyola Marymount, the Bruins opened a 3-0 lead through the first quarter. UCLA led by a 5-1 margin at halftime and secured a 6-1 advantage through the first three quarters.

Lapin and Rapacz each recorded six saves in the first and second halves, respectively.

UCLA returns to action against No. 1 USC on Sunday at 11:10 a.m. in a NorCal Tournament semifinal contest (Stanford's Avery Pool). Stanford and California square off in the tournament's other semifinal match.

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 10 Concordia

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 4 3 5 0 12
Concordia 1 1 1 2 5

UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 2, Josh Samuels 2, Griffin White 2, Cole Consani, Brett Hays, Cullen Hennessy, Ben Hohl, Kevin Kuga, Emilio Vieira
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 6, Matt Rapacz 3

Concordia Goals: Derek Danna, Duje Grubisic, Caleb Hamilton, Josh Harris, Tanner Remai
Concordia Saves: Martin Babovic 8

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 Loyola Marymount

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 3 2 1 1 7
Loyola Marymount 0 1 0 2 3

UCLA Goals: Ben Hohl 3, Cole Consani, Bret Lathrope, Jacob Murphy, Josh Samuels
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 6, Matt Rapacz 6

Loyola Marymount Goals: Edgaras Asavicius 2, Robert Pusic
Loyola Marymount Saves: Andy Stevens 3


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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
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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
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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
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