No. 2 UCLA Men's Water Polo Upends No. 11 LMU, 11-7
Sept. 24, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Freshman Paul Reynolds netted a season-high four goals as the No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team secured an 11-7 non-conference win at No. 11 Loyola Marymount, 11-7, on Saturday afternoon at the Lions' Burns Aquatics Center.
For the second consecutive day, junior Griffin White tallied three goals. White scored three goals in UCLA's 11-7 non-conference win over No. 5 Pepperdine at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday night.
LMU (5-3) was led by three goals from Edgaras Asajavicius.
In a closely-contested game through the first two quarters, UCLA pulled ahead by outscoring the host Lions, 5-1, in the third frame.
Each team traded two goals in the first quarter. With 4:04 in the second frame, LMU's Asajavicius netted his first of three goals to claim a 3-2 cushion. Ferretti scored on a 6-on-5 opportunity with 2:49 to play before intermission, putting LMU ahead, 4-2. UCLA scored three goals in the final 2:19 of the first half to lead, 5-4, at halftime. The Bruins' three goals in the quarter came from Paul Reynolds (2:19 and 1:21) and from Samuels (0:17).
The Bruins claimed a commanding 10-5 lead by the end of the third quarter. UCLA took a 6-4 advantage on a goal from White at the 7:06 mark before LMU pulled to within one goal (6-5) at 6:45. The Bruins scored the next four goals to close the period.
LMU outscored UCLA, 2-1, in the final quarter.
UCLA junior goalkeeper Matt Rapacz netted eight saves in the cage. LMU goalkeeper Gavyn Wild totaled four saves in the second and fourth quarters. Kyle Testman recorded three saves in the first and third quarters.
The Bruins return to action at the SoCal Tournament next weekend at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif. UCLA opens the tournament against Air Force on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. The Bruins will play two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday.
No. 2 UCLA at No. 11 Loyola Marymount (non-conference match)
Pepperdine Goals: Edgaras Asajavicius 3, Joe Ferritti 2, Jon Colton, Albert Samuels
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