No. 3 UCLA Falls to No. 1 USC, 12-7
BERKELEY, Calif. -- No. 3 UCLA (0-2, 0-2 MPSF) dropped its second game of the day, this time by a score of 12-7 to top-ranked USC (2-0, 2-0).
UCLA was led by freshman Tanner Pulice who scored the only goals in the second half for the Bruins (one in each period) to finish with two goals. Five other Bruins scored one goal each, including Tommy Gruwell, Chasen Travisano, Jack Larsen, Andy Rodgers, and Nicolas Saveljic.
In the nightcap against the Trojans the Bruins battled to a 2-2 draw at the end of the first period, but USC used a five-goal effort in the second quarter to pull away from UCLA and ultimately took the win, 12-7. The Bruins only scored one goal in each of the third and fourth periods.
Nic Porter registered nine saves for the Trojans while sophomore Bernardo Maurizi picked up eight stops against USC.
The Bruins return to action tomorrow against the same teams, beginning with USC at 2:30 p.m. and ending with Cal at 6:30 p.m. PT.
No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 1 USC (MPSF Game)
|No. 3 UCLA||2||3||1||1||7|
|No. 1 USC||2||5||3||2||12|
6x5 - UCLA - 2/6 - USC - 4/5
Penalties - UCLA - 0/1 - USC - 2/4
UCLA Goals: Tanner Pulice 2, Tommy Gruwell 1, Jack Larsen 1, Andy Rodgers 1, Nicolas Saveljic 1, Chasen Travisano 1
UCLA Saves: Bernardo Maurizi 8
USC Goals: Jacob Mercep 7, Jake Ehrhardt 2, Wyatt Barker 2, Carson Kranz 1
USC Saves: Nic Porter 9