No. 4 UCLA Men's Water Polo Cruises Past No. 5 Pepperdine, 8-3

Sept. 20, 2008

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STOCKTON, Calif. - Sophomore Ben Hohl scored a game-high three goals to lead the No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 5 Pepperdine, 8-3, late Saturday afternoon at Pacific's Chris Kjeldsen Pool. With the win, UCLA (3-0) advances to a Sunday semifinal match at the NorCal Tournament against California (6-0).

The Bruins, who received goals from six players, led 2-1 after the first quarter and assumed a 3-1 halftime advantage. UCLA outscored the Waves by a 5-2 margin in the second half.

Senior Krsto Sbutega chipped in one goal, his team-leading 10th goal of the season. The Bruins also received goals from Cole Consani, Scott Davidson, Cullen Hennessy, Clinton Jorth and Krsto Sbutega.

Pepperdine's J.P. MacDonell, Andrew Milcovich and Grant Miller each scored one goal.

UCLA junior goalkeeper Chay Lapin recorded 11 saves in the cage. Pepperdine's John Hahn made four stops.

The Bruins will face California in the semifinals of the NorCal Tournament for the second consecutive season. Last fall, the Golden Bears edged UCLA, 10-8, in the semifinal match. Game time on Sunday is slated for 10:40 a.m. at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif (site has been changed from the original schedule).

Earlier in the day, the Bruins downed No. 14 Pacific, 11-6, in both teams' opening match of the tournament.

No. 5 Pepperdine vs. No. 4 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Pepperdine 1 0 1 1 3
UCLA 2 1 3 2 8

Pepperdine Goals: J.P. MacDonell, Andrew Milcovich, Grant Miller
Pepperdine Saves: John Hahn 4

UCLA Goals: Ben Hohl 3, Cole Consani, Scott Davidson, Cullen Hennessy, Clinton Jorth, Krsto Sbutega
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 11


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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