TOP STORIES
Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
UCLA Athletics
MPSF title implications on the line for the Bruins as they host the Trojans on ESPNU.
No. 2 UCLA Ends Regular Season with No. 4 USC on ESPNU
By: UCLA Athletics

On Deck This Week
No. 2 UCLA (26-2, 6-1 MPSF) hosts No. 4 USC (23-3, 5-2 MPSF) on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU on a delayed basis later that evening (9:30 p.m.). UCLA, Pacific and Stanford are tied for first at 6-1 in the MPSF with one game remaining. USC is currently in fourth at 5-2 in league play.

Spieker is Sold Out!
Tickets for the UCLA-USC men's water polo game on Nov. 21 at Spieker Aquatics Center have sold out. Limited seating for UCLA students will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For those unable to attend, the game will be televised delayed on ESPNU at 9:30 p.m.

Series Meetings
UCLA is 74-76-1 all-time vs. USC. The Bruins defeated the Trojans 9-8 in the finals of the NorCal Invitational (Sept. 22), snapping USC’s 41-game winning streak. USC then posted a 12-11 double overtime win in the finals of the SoCal Invitational (Oct. 13). The last five meetings between the two teams have been decided by one goal, including last year’s NCAA title game (11-10).

Recapping Last Week
The No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo team extended its league-leading winning streak (tied with Stanford) to eight games with a 10-8 win at No. 7 Pepperdine and a 10-7 home win over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara last week. Redshirt freshman Garrett Danner recorded a career-best 14 saves in the win over UCSB while he had 13 at Pepperdine. Paul Reynolds led the Bruins with a total of five goals in the two victories.

Beating the Best
UCLA has beaten every other Top 10 team in the country in 2013 and 13 of this week’s Top 20. The third-ranked Bruins have already defeated No. 1 Pacific, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 USC, No. 5 California, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 8 Long Beach State, No. 9 UC Irvine and No. 10 UC San Diego.

Defensive Dynamos
The Bruins’ defense has been stellar for most of the season, allowing only USC, Pacific and Concordia to score more than eight goals. USC put 12 on the board in a 12-11 double overtime win in the finals of the SoCal Invitational (Oct. 13), Concordia lost 15-11 at UCLA on Nov. 1 and Pacific suffered a 12-10 loss at UCLA on Oct. 27. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Garrett Danner leads the MPSF in goals against average (5.68 gaa) while UCLA leads the MPSF, allowing just 5.18 gpg.

Freshman Forces
UCLA freshmen are making huge contributions in 2013. In addition to redshirt freshman goalkeeper Garrett Danner, there are six more freshmen playing heavy minutes. The freshmen account for 37.9 percent of the team’s scoring (150-of-396 goals). Freshman Lovre Milos is second on the team with 36 goals. Freshman Ryder Roberts is 5th on the team in scoring (30 goals) while freshman Gordon Marshall is 6th on the team in scoring with 26 goals. Freshmen Jack Fellner (21 goals) and Chancellor Ramirez (16 goals) are 10th and 12th, respectively, in scoring. Redshirt freshman Alec Zwaneveld is tied for 13th with 14 goals. Roberts is currently 2nd on the team in assists (40) while Danner (54) and Roberts (35) lead in steals.

Danner Climbing The Charts
Redshirt freshman Garrett Danner ranks sixth on the UCLA single season lists with 217 saves. He needs seven to move into a tie for fifth (Mike Van Der Waerdt, 224, 1998); nine to move into fourth (Chuck Brown, 225, 1986) and 11 to move into third place (Brandon Brooks, 227, 2002. Additionally, his 5.68 goals against average ranks as the fifth-best in a single season (only Brandon Brooks (1999 & 2000) and Chay Lapin (2006 & 2009) have had lower averages).

Against Ranked Teams
The Bruins are 20-2 (.909) against ranked teams in 2013. On the season, UCLA has outscored its opposition by 8.93 goals per game (395-145, 14.11-5.18 gpg). The Bruins are outscoring ranked teams by 6.55 goals per game (269-125, 12.23-5.68 gpg).

Wright On Deck For Year Five
The Bruins are led by fifth-year head coach Adam Wright, who has compiled a 121-25 (.829) record, including a 32-9 (.780) mark in MPSF action. He won his 100th game earlier this year with the 10-4 victory over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara in the quarterfinals of the SoCal Tournament (Sept. 21). Wright played at UCLA from 1997-2000, leading the Bruins to NCAA Championships in 1999 and 2000. He played for the USA National Team in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, leading Team USA to a silver medal in 2008 in Beijing. Wright played for the National Team in every major international tournament from 2001-12. He has guided the Bruins to two MPSF Tournament titles and three runner-up finishes at the NCAA Tournament in his four complete seasons at the helm. In 2009 and 2011, UCLA won the MPSF Tournament title. He has guided the Bruins to the title match of the NCAA Tournament in three of his four seasons (2009, 2011, 2012). Wright was named MPSF Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading UCLA to the MPSF Tournament title and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Tournament.

 

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