No. 4 UCLA Men's Water Polo Registers 11-7 Win Over No. 14 Pacific

Oct. 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA men's water polo team opened a 5-1 first-quarter lead and held on for the victory, defeating No. 14 Pacific, 11-7, on Sunday afternoon at the Bruins' Spieker Aquatics Center.

UCLA (15-5, 2-2 MPSF) netted two goals from senior Scott Davidson, junior Kevin Kuga, sophomore Brett Hays and freshman Josh Samuels.

Pacific (12-10, 0-3 MPSF) received a game-high three goals from Joey Gullikson and two goals from Goran Tomasevic.

The Bruins opened the conference contest on a 4-0 scoring run, receiving goals from Hays (7:16), freshman Griffin White (6:35), sophomore Cullen Hennessy (4:54) and junior Emilio Vieira (4:21). Pacific answered with their first goal of the afternoon, a strike from Gullikson with 2:25 to play in the first quarter. UCLA led 5-1 after one quarter following a goal from Samuels with 68 seconds remaining in the period.

Pacific reduced the Bruins' advantage to 5-2 with one goal from Tom Koning in the second quarter.

UCLA outscored the visiting Tigers by a 4-2 margin in the third quarter to assume a 9-4 lead. Davidson opened the second half scoring back-to-back goals within 80 seconds (7:45, 6:25), pushing the Bruins' cushion to 7-2. Pacific got as close as three goals, trailing 7-4, after two goals from Tomasevic (6:13, 4:38).

The Bruins maintained at least a four-goal lead throughout the final quarter, closing the contest with an 11-7 advantage. Freshman goalkeeper Matt Rapacz registered five saves and allowed four goals through the first three quarters and 2:10 of the final frame. Sophomore Andrew Mesesan netted two saves, allowing three goals in the final 5:50 of the fourth quarter.

Pacific's Tomislav Bujas made one stop as the starting goalkeeper. David Andrus netted five saves in relief, playing in goal through the final three quarters.

No. 14 Pacific at No. 4 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Pacific 1 1 2 3 7
UCLA 5 0 4 2 11

Pacific Goals: Joey Gullikson 3, Goran Tomasevic 2, Tom Koning, Lance Morrison
Pacific Saves: David Andrus 5, Tomislav Bujas 1

UCLA Goals: Scott Davidson 2, Brett Hays 2, Kevin Kuga 2, Josh Samuels 2, Cullen Hennessy. Emilio Vieira, Griffin White
UCLA Saves: Matt Rapacz 5, Andrew Mesesan 2


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