College NCAA Water Polo (Men)

Easy weekend for UCLA and USC, Stanford struggles

UCLA rolls two easy games on senior day

The undefeated and no. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins improved to 57-0 after two easy games on senior day against Whittier College and San Jose State. UCLA took down Whittier with a score of 18-5 and San Jose State 10-3. November 12th UCLA takes on crosstown rival USC in a key MPSF matchup. UCLA looks to continue their domination in the pool and extend their streak to 58-0.

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USC smashes San Jose State 19-1 nonconference play

The visiting San Jose Spartans had little to celebrate after a dominating 19-1 defeat against no. 2 USC. The Trojan offense saw twelve different scorers on the day and goalie McQuin Baron recorded ten saves for the Trojans. Marc Weber of San Jose was able to squeak one goal passed 2016 Olympian McQuin Baron. Overall it was total domination of the Trojans. The Trojan look forward to a difficult matchup with undefeated UCLA on November 12th. The Trojans hope to defeat the Bruins and stop their record-breaking win streak.

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Cal Bears roll through Pepperdine on the road

The no. 3 ranked Cal Bears defeated no. 9 ranked Pepperdine 12-7 behind five goals from 2016 Olympian Luca Cupido and 18 saves from goalie Lazar Andric. The Golden Bears showed their offensive strength not just from Cupido but also from six other scorers. Pepperdine tried to get their offense rolling, but the strong offense and defense proved too much for them. Cal looks forward to the annual “Big Splash” game against NorCal rival Stanford on Saturday, November 12th.

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Stanford struggles against Pacific and loses contest

No. 6 ranked Stanford dropped an important game to no. 4 Pacific at home on Saturday, November 5th. The Cardinal looked to drop its sixth top ten opponents of the year but instead was served a defeat. Even behind a game-high four goals from junior Cody Smith, Pacific proved too strong and came out on top. The only time Stanford led in the match was after a four goal run by The Cardinal after Pacific scored three straight of their own. Stanford puts the loss behind them and looks to next weeks big conference matchup against rival Cal. MPSF Championships start November 18th in Los Angeles at UCLA.

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