No. 2 UCLA Men's Water Polo Falls to No. 3 Stanford, 7-4

Oct. 12, 2008

MALIBU, Calif. - Sophomore Jacob Murphy scored a season-high three goals as the No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team dropped a 7-4 decision to No. 3 Stanford on Sunday afternoon in the SoCal Tournament semifinals at Pepperdine's Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.

The loss moves UCLA (8-2) into the SoCal Tournament's third-place match against No. 5 California (9-4), which lost to No. 1 USC, 12-7, earlier in the day at Pepperdine.

Stanford (12-1) led the entire contest, racing to a 3-0 lead by halftime and a 5-0 advantage midway through the third quarter. The Cardinal got on the board with a goal by Jason Wigo with 3:10 to play in the first quarter. Andrew Drake followed with Stanford's second goal just three seconds before the end of the quarter. The Cardinal extended its lead to three after Will Hindle-Katel scored with 1:49 to play in the first half.

After Stanford scored the first two goals of the second half, Murphy scored two goals within 28 seconds - one at the 4:09 mark and another with 3:31 to play in the third quarter - to close the gap to 5-2. Sophomore Ben Hohl found the back of the cage with 2:38 left in the period, shoring the deficit to 5-3.

Stanford outscored the Bruins by a 2-1 margin the rest of the way to secure a berth in the SoCal Tournament title match. Hindle-Katel and Wigo each finished with one pair of goals.

UCLA's Chay Lapin totaled 10 stops in the cage for the Bruins. Cardinal goalkeeper Jimmie Sandman recorded 12 saves.

UCLA faces California in the tournament's third-place contest Sunday at 4 p.m. at Pepperdine. The Bruins edged the Golden Bears, 6-4, in a NorCal Tournament semifinal contest earlier this season (Sept. 21).

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 2 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Stanford 2 1 3 1 7
UCLA 0 0 3 1 4

Stanford Goals: Will Hindle-Katel 2, Janson Wigo 2, Andrew Drake, Peter Sefton, Jacob Smith
Stanford Saves: Jimmie Sandman 12

UCLA Goals: Jacob Murphy 3, Ben Hohl
UCLA Saves: Chay Lapin 10


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