TOP STORIES
Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
Onno Zwaneveld
Jack Fellner scored twice in the win over Australia.
USA Junior Men Defeat Australia, 13-11
By: UCLA Athletics

Follow on Facebook

SZOMBATHELY, Hungary -- The USA Men's Junior National Team topped Australia 13-11 on Aug. 17 in a high scoring affair to advance to the fifth-place match of the FINA Men's Junior World Championship.

Bret Bonanni and Alex Bowen scored four goals each in the win while McQuin Baron and UCLA's Garrett Danner combined for eight saves in the cage (each made four stops).

Three UCLA incoming freshmen scored, led by Jack Fellner's two goals. Chancellor Ramirez and Ryder Roberts each scored one goal in the win.

Team USA now moves on to play Spain on Sunday in the fifth-place game at 6:30 a.m. (PT). The game will be streamed live and can be accessed by clicking here. For a complete tournament schedule,click here.

The two teams spent the first period trading goals. After Australia scored the first goal of the match on a power play, Bowen answered with his first goal to even the match at 1-1. Bowen scored the team's second goal, this one on a power play to tie it at 2-2 with 3:17 left in the period. Fellner ended the scoring in the opening period with :40 remaining to even the score at 3-3 going to the second. 

Jackson Kimbell started off the second period with a goal for the United States and then Bowen followed with his third tally for a 5-3 lead with 6:04 left in the first half. Australia responded with three straight goals to retake the lead at 6-5 with 2:41 to go. Bonanni stopped the Aussie run with a goal and evened the score at 6-6, but Australia would have the last word scoring late in the period to take a 7-6 lead into halftime.

The United States dominated the third period, running off three unanswered goals to build a 9-7 lead. Bonanni scored the first two and the last was by Roberts. The Americans nearly pitched a shutout in the period but Australia connected on a score from two meters with no time remaining in the quarter to leave the United States ahead 9-8 heading into the fourth.

Team USA's offense kept up the attack to the start the fourth with Bowen and Bonanni cashing in early to build an 11-8 lead. Australia scored two in a row to close to within 11-10 with 2:51 to go. Fellner hit again to rebuild a two-goal lead at 12-10 with 2:29 left. Australia tried one last rally scoring with 1:28 remaining but Ramirez would have the final word, scoring with 24 seconds left to seal the victory at 13-11.

The United States was 2-for-3 on power plays and 2-for-2 on penalty shots (both by Bonanni) while Australia was 1-for-2 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot.

Australia vs. USA

  1 2 3 4 F
Australia 3 4 1 3 11
USA 3 3 3 4 13

Australia Goals:  Nathan Power 3, Matthew Perrott 2, Daniel Egan 2, Matthew Skinner, Paul Sindoni, Marshall Gordon, Lachlan Edwards
Australia Saves: Gabriel Addley 7

USA Goals:  Alexander Bowen 4, Bret Bonanni 4, Jack Fellner 2, Ryder Roberts, Chancellor Ramirez, Kimbell Jackson
USA Saves:  Garrett Danner 4, McQuin Baron 4

 

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
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
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS