No. 3 UCLA Men's Water Polo Downs Bruin Alumni, 13-8

Oct. 7, 2006

Pasadena, Calif. - The third-ranked UCLA men's water polo used goals from 10 Bruins to overpower the UCLA Alumni Team, 13-8, at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins overcame a 2-0 first-quarter deficit and used a 13-6 run to take control of the exhibition contest under sunny skies in Pasadena.

The Alumni Team registered goals from Greg Arth 11 seconds into the game and from assistant coach Matt Flesher at 5:56 in the first quarter to grab a 2-0 lead. The current Bruins cruised to a 5-2 advantage early in the second quarter after five different players tallied one goal each.

The Bruins jumped to a 6-3 advantage at the half, and sophomore goalkeeper Matt Kellogg recorded four saves in the cage. In the third quarter, the Alumni Team cut the Bruins' lead to two (8-6) thanks to goals from Flesher, Sean Kern and Sam Bailey.

The current Bruin squad outscored the Alumni Team, 5-2, in the final frame to seal the victory. Senior attacker Logan Powell spent the game's final 3:25 in the cage for the Bruins and recorded three saves. Assistant coach Brandon Brooks tallied six stops as the Alumni Team's second-half goalkeeper.

The afternoon's alumni roster featured four former Olympians (Broks, Dan Hackett, Sean Kern and Adam Wright), as well as 15 former All-America selections. Former men's water polo coach Bob Horn led the Alumni Team. As UCLA's coach from 1963-1990, Horn guided the water polo program to four NCAA championships and coached 36 first-team All-Americans and nine Olympians.

UCLA's men's water polo team returns to action in the SoCal Tournament next weekend (Oct. 14-15). The Bruins play Stanford (1:20 p.m.) and Long Beach State (5:20 p.m.) at the Commerce Pool on Saturday, Oct. 14.

UCLA vs. Alumni

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 4 2 2 5 13
Alumni 2 1 3 2 8

UCLA Goals: Brad Greiner 2, Justin Johnson 2, Grant Zider 2, Scott Davidson, Brian Jacobs, Tyler Krikorian, James Palmer, Marco Santos, Krsto Sbutega, Scott Swanson
UCLA Saves: Matt Kellogg 4, Chay Lapin 4, Logan Powell 3, Will Didinger 1

Alumni Goals: Matt Flesher 2, Ted Peck 2, Greg Arth, Sam Bailey, Sam Grayeli, Sean Kern
Alumni Saves: Brandon Brooks 6, Parsa Bonderson 1, Mike Coppin 1


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