No. 2 UCLA Beats No. 18 Brown, 14-8
Sept. 9, 2012
Princeton, N.J. - The No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team defeated Brown, 14-8, on Sunday morning at DeNunzio Pool in the Bruins' fourth game of the Princeton Invitational. UCLA (7-0) received a game-high four goals from senior Griffin White.
The Bruins put the first four goals on the scoreboard in the first period. Sophomore Aimone Barabino scored first for UCLA at 7:14, then White scored the first of his two goals in the opening period (6:33). Senior Josh Samuels made it 3-0 with 4:38 left in the first and White added his second goal at 3:35 to extend the lead to 4-0. Henry Fox scored for the 18th-ranked Bears (9-2) to end the first quarter scoring at 4-1.
UCLA extended the lead to 8-3 at halftime. James McNamara cut the lead to 4-2 when he scored on a penalty shot with 5:26 left in the second period. Then UCLA reeled off four straight goals to make it 8-2. Sophomore Chris Fahlsing scored his first goal, that was sandwiched between White's third and fourth goals of the match. Freshman Danny McClintick capped the 4-0 scoring run with 2:29 left in the first half. Brown's Nick Deaver scored at 2:04 to end the first half scoring at 8-3.
The Bears and Bruins played to a 3-3 draw in the third period. Fahlsing and Barabino both scored their second goals of the match in the third quarter while sophomore David Culpan scored his first of the contest to give the Bruins an 11-6 lead through three.
The Bruins won the fourth quarter 3-2 to end the scoring at 14-8. Redshirt freshman Brandon D'Sa and freshman Anthony Daboub scored their first goals of the match in the final period. Samuels scored his second of the match for UCLA on a power play.
In the match, the Bruins made their only penalty shot and converted on 5-of-13 power play opportunities. Brown made two of their three penalty shots and was 2-for-9 on its extra man opportunities and won the second and third periods sprints, but lost the first and fourth period sprints. Senior Matt Rapacz started in goal for the Bruins and played the first half while sophomore Stephen White played the second half for UCLA. Both UCLA goalkeepers recorded six saves in the cage. Eight different Bruins scored in the match.
Brown Goals: Svetozar Stefanovic 3, Henry Fox 2, Nick Deaver 2, James McNamara
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