No. 2 UCLA Finishes Third at SoCal Tournament

Sept. 30, 2012

Just Joshin' Episode 4

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team rebounded to win the third-place game of the SoCal Tournament with a 14-8 win over No. 5 UC Irvine. The Bruins were led by sophomore Paul Reynolds with four goals.

The Bruins improved to 15-2 on the season while UC Irvine dropped to 12-3. Both of UCLA's losses on the year have been by one goal with the Bruins facing large early deficits.

That was not the case against the Anteaters, which beat No. 4 California earlier in the SoCal Tournament. The Bruins jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period and extended it to 8-5 at halftime.

Juniors Paul Pickell and Lucas Reynolds as well as senior Josh Samuels, scored two goals apiece against UCI. UCLA also received one goal each from juniors Aimone Barabino and Chris Wendt, freshman Anthony Daboub and sophomore Christopher Meinhold.

UCLA won every period, winning the third quarter 4-2 to push the lead to 12-7 heading into the final stanza. The Bruins won the fourth 2-1 to end the scoring at 14-8.

Senior Matt Rapacz played the entire game in goal for UCLA, registering 15 saves. Junior Alex Kazmier also recorded 15 stops for UC Irvine.

The Bruins return to the pool on Oct. 6 when they open MPSF play at California. The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks at 12:30 p.m.


No. 5 UC Irvine vs. No. 2 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
UC Irvine 1 4 2 1 8
UCLA 3 5 4 2 14

UC Irvine Goals: Bojan Hrlec 4, Kyle Kittlitz, Jacob Mourer, Justin Papa, Nick Pfeil
UC Irvine Saves: Alex Kazmier 15

UCLA Goals: Paul Reynolds 4, Paul Pickell 2, Josh Samuels 2, Lucas Reynolds 2, Aimone Barabino, Anthony Daboub, Christopher Meinhold, Chris Wendt
UCLA Saves: Matt Rapacz 15


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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