UCLA Men's Water Polo Downs Stanford, 9-6, in SoCal Tournament

Oct. 14, 2006

Commerce, Calif. - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's water polo team used five second-quarter goals to help defeat fifth-ranked Stanford, 9-6, on the first day of the SoCal Tournament. Sophomore Krsto Sbutega led the charge for UCLA, tallying three goals to raise his team-leading season total to 17.

After having been swept by Stanford last season with three losses in as many meetings, UCLA (7-2, 1-0) has returned the favor in 2006. The Bruins knocked off the Cardinal, 7-6, in the third-place game of the NorCal Tournament on Sept. 17. UCLA also defeated Stanford, 10-8, in both schools' MPSF conference season-opener at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Sept. 30.

Stanford (6-5, 1-1) and UCLA entered the second quarter tied, 3-3. The Bruins outscored the Cardinal, 5-2, in the second frame to give UCLA an 8-5 advantage at halftime. In the third quarter, Stanford blanked the Bruins, 1-0, and UCLA promptly returned the favor in the fourth-quarter, notching one goal. The Bruins have now outscored their opponents 24-8 in the fourth quarter through nine games.

Senior defender Brad Greiner registered two goals for UCLA. Seniors Tyler Krikorian, Michael March and Logan Powell and junior Marco Santos each added one goal for the Bruins.

UCLA will face Long Beach State at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday at the Commerce Aquatics Center.

UCLA (7-2) vs. Stanford (6-5)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 3 5 0 1 9
Stanford 3 2 1 0 6

UCLA Goals: Krsto Sbutega 3, Brad Greiner 2, Tyler Krikorian, Michael March, Logan Powell, Marco Santos

Stanford Goals: Tyler Drake 2, Janson Wigo 2, Michael Bury, Andrew Drake


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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
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
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Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
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Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
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Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
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Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
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Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
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Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
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Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
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Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
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Malibu, CA
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Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
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Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
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San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
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Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
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Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
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