Oct. 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Lucas Reynolds scored a game-high three goals to lead the No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team past No. 11 UC San Diego, 13-6, in a non-conference match at Spieker Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon.
UC San Diego's Brian Donohoe led the visiting Tritons with two goals.
UCLA (19-2) earned its fifth consecutive victory and led from the start on Sunday. McClintick scored 16 seconds into the match, before Lucas Reynolds scored his first of three goals with 6:38 to play in the opening frame. The Bruins extended their cushion to 4-1 by the end of the first quarter.
Daniel Lenhart scored with 3:26 to go in the second quarter, giving UCLA a 5-1 cushion. UC San Diego responded with a goal from Donohoe (2:27) before Lucas Reynolds added his second goal of the day (2:07) to put the Bruins ahead, 6-2. Each team traded goals in the final two minutes before halftime, giving UCLA a 7-3 cushion.
UCLA's lead never fell to fewer than five goals in the second half. The Bruins pushed their margin to 10-3 after three quarters, receiving one goal from McClintick (4:40) and two from Paul Reynolds (3:14, 0:33).
UCLA goalkeeper Matt Rapacz was credited with five saves and allowed three goals in three-plus quarters (25 minutes). Stephen White surrendered three goals in the final seven minutes and made three stops.
UC San Diego goalkeeper Cameron Ravanbach logged nine saves in three-plus quarters (exited in the fourth quarter at 4:09), allowing 11 goals. Nick Michels made one save and allowed two goals in the final 4:09 for UC San Diego.
The Bruins return to action against No. 8 Pepperdine (10-6, 2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 25. Game time of the home MPSF contest is slated for 7 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center.
No. 11 UC San Diego at No. 2 UCLA
UCSD Goals: Brian Donohoe 2, Daniel Lorch, Matt Rahn, Brian Roach, Lukas Syka
UCSD Saves: Cameron Ravanbach 9, Nick Michels 1
UCLA Goals: Lucas Reynolds 3, Paul Reynolds 2, Danny McClintick 2, David Culpan, Chris Fahlsing, Daniel Lenhart, Paul Pickell, Maxwell Vilim-Brozyna, Griffin White
UCLA Saves: Matt Rapacz 5, Stephen White 3