UCLA Men's Water Polo Advances to SoCal Tournament's Final Four

Oct. 14, 2006

Commerce, Calif. - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's water polo team advanced to the semifinal round of the SoCal Tournament with a 6-4 victory over Long Beach State (4-8, 0-1) late Saturday afternoon. Freshman Scott Davidson led the Bruins' offensive charge with two goals.

The win against the 49ers, coupled with a 9-6 victory over Stanford earlier in the day, pits UCLA (8-2, 1-0) in a semifinal-matchup against second-ranked California (16-2, 0-1). The Bruins will face the Golden Bears on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11:20 a.m. at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium. In the other semifinal contest, UC San Diego will face host USC at 10 a.m.

Staked to a 3-0 lead through the first quarter, the Bruins never looked back against Long Beach State. UCLA and Long Beach State each exchanged goals in the second quarter to give the Bruins a 4-1 advantage at the half. In the third quarter, the Bruins blanked the 49ers, 2-0, before Long Beach State answered with three goals in the fourth quarter.

Aside from Davidson, UCLA received goals from juniors Justin Johnson and Marco Santos and seniors Tyler Krikorian and Michael March. The Bruins' victory was their first of the season over Long Beach State. Both teams will face each other at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

Schedule for Sunday, Oct. 15 (games at McDonald's Swim Stadium)
Game 13 - 8:40 a.m., UC Irvine vs. Pacific
Game 15 - 10 a.m., USC vs. UC San Diego
Game 16 - 11:20 a.m., California vs. UCLA
Game 20 - 2 p.m., Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14 (5th place)
Game 21 - 3:20 p.m., Loser Game 15 vs. Loser Game 16 (3rd place)
Game 22 - 4:40 p.m., Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16 (1st place)

UCLA (8-2) vs. Long Beach State (4-8)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 3 1 2 0 6
Long Beach State 0 1 0 3 4

UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 2, Justin Johnson, Tyler Krikorian, Michael March, Marco Santos

Long Beach State Goals: Phillip Gerardi, Jeff Greenwood, Nick Korsgarden, Clint Wilson

goalkeeping save records not available


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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