No. 1 UCLA Men's Water Polo Beats Whittier, Pomona-Pitzer

Oct. 22, 2011

POMONA, Calif. - The No. 1 UCLA men's water polo team blanked Whitier, 20-0, and earned a 14-4 victory at Pomona-Pitzer at the Sagehens' Haldeman Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon.

Aimone Barabino, Alex Johnson and Bret Lathrope each scored three goals in UCLA's 20-0 win against Whittier, the Bruins' first shutout since Sept. 7, 1997, when UCLA defeated Air Force, 22-0. Aimone Barabino and Alex Johnson each added three goals in the shutout win over Whittier.

Against Whittier on Saturday afternoon, UCLA led 6-0 after the first quarter and by a 10-0 margin at halftime. The Bruins added seven goals in the third quarter and three in the final frame.

Hours later, UCLA secured a 14-4 non-conference win over Pomona-Pitzer. Josh Samuels led UCLA with three goals in the match, as Brett Hays, Luka Bokavsek and Chris Wendt each added two goals. In all, nine Bruins scored against Pomona-Pitzer.

The Bruins led 2-0 after the first quarter and 5-1 at halftime. UCLA used a 6-2 scoring run in the third quarter and outscored the host Sagehens by a 3-1 margin in the final period.

UCLA returns to action against Pacific at home on Friday, Nov. 4. Game time of the MPSF match at Spieker Aquatics Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.

No. 1 UCLA vs. Whitter (at Pomona-Pitzer)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 6 4 7 3 20
Whittier 0 0 0 0 0

UCLA Goals: Aimone Barabino 3, Alex Johnson 3, Bret Lathrope 3, Josh Samuels 2, Griffin White 2, Luka Bokavsek, David Culpan, Brett Hays, Cullen Hennessy, Daniel Lenhart, Christopher Meinhold, Paul Reynolds
UCLA Saves: Andrew Mesesan 3 (second half), Stephen White 1 (first half)

Whittier Saves: Not available

No. 1 UCLA at Pomona-Pitzer

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 3 6 3 14
Pomona-Pitzzer 0 1 2 1 4

UCLA Goals: Josh Samuels 3, Luka Bokavsek 2, Chris Wendt 2, Brett Hays 2, Cullen Hennessy, Daniel Lenhart, Christopher Meinhold, Cristiano Mirarchi, Alex Wherry
UCLA Saves: Matt Rapacz 4 (first half), James Hartshorne 4 (second half)

Pomona-Pitzer Goals: Cody Moore 2, Jason Cox, Travis Larsen
Pomona-Pitzer Saves: Tyler Hill 4, Austin Strong 4


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