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UCLA Defeats Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 13-7

Sep 14, 2014

LA VERNE, Calif. -- The No. 2 UCLA men's water polo team improved to 7-0 on the year with a hard-fought 13-7 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sunday morning at La Verne in the Inland Empire Classic.

The Bruins were led by redshirt freshman Maxwell Irving who scored three goals.

UCLA was in a tight battle from the start, holding a 3-2 lead after the end of the first period. Sophomore Gordon Marshall scored twice in the opening period (two meters and 6-on-5). Freshman Alex Roelse scored the other goal on a counter attack.

The Bruins won the second period, 3-1, to build a 6-3 lead by halftime. Senior Christopher Meinhold and redshirt freshman Maxwell Irving each scored on a counter attack and Roelse scored his second of the game on a power play to end the scoring in the second quarter.

CMS scored the first two goals of the third to make it 6-5, but UCLA responded with three goals to end the period with a 9-5 advantage. Redshirt freshman Jack Grover scored on a counter attack and then Irving picked up his second of the game from the front court. Sophomore Alec Zwaneveld scored from two meters to end the third period scoring.

The Bruins doubled up CMS in fourth period, 4-2, to provide the final of 13-7. Redshirt freshman James Robinson added two scores in the final period (counter attack and front court). Irving completed his hat trick with a goal from the front court and then redshirt freshman Jesse Camou scored on a counter attack for the final goal of the game.

The Bruins were 2-for-3 on power plays while the Stags were 4-for-8. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was 1-for-1 on penalty shots.

Senior Stephen White started the game and played the first half, recording four saves while allowing three goals. Senior James Hartshorne played the second half in the cage for UCLA, registering six saves while allowing four scores.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. No. 2 UCLA

  1 2 3 4 F
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2 1 2 2 7
No. 2 UCLA 3 3 3 4 13

UCLA Goals: Maxwell Irving 3, Gordon Marshall 2, Alex Roelse 2, James Robinson 2, Jesse Camou, Alec Zwaneveld, Jack Grover, Christopher Meinhold

UCLA Saves: James Hartshorne 6, Stephen White 4