No. 1 UCLA Routs No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer, 24-7
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- No. 1 UCLA (7-0, 0-0 MPSF) was met with little resistance en route to a 24-7 win over No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon at Matt M Axelrood Pool.
With the win over the Sagehens, UCLA improved to 13-0 in the series history.
A total of 14 different Bruins scored in the contest, which included hat tricks from redshirt sophomore attacker Jack Larsen, junior attacker Andy Rodgers, freshman attacker Chase Dodd, and sophomore attacker Tanner Pulice. Sophomore utility Guillermo Ocasio and redshirt senior utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim added two goals apiece.
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Chase Honaker got the start in the cage and went the distance, recording a career-high 13 saves while allowing seven goals.
> The Bruins jumped out to a 4-0 start with goals from Ocasio (6:32), Dodd (5:38), Cameron Reagan (4:36), and Larsen (2:49).
> The Sagehens scored back-to-back power play goals to cut it to 4-2.
> The Bruins ended the period up 5-2 after freshman Gianpiero Di Martire found a rising Brozyna-Vilim for a power play goal nearside with 0:02 on the clock.
> The Sagehens opened the scoring in the second frame to cut the lead to 5-3 (6:25).
> But UCLA responded with six straight goals to build an 11-3 lead. Larsen (5:48), Gabe Discipulo (5:10), Rodgers (4:18), Larsen (3:39), Brozyna-Vilim (3:02), and Dodd (1:41) scored the six goals in the run.
> UCLA would take a 12-4 lead into the break after Ocasio, donning the goalie cap, scored at the buzzer on the 7-on-6!
> UCLA outscored Pomona-Pitzer, 9-3, in the third quarter.
> Seven different Bruins scored in the period.
> Pulice entered the period with zero goals in the game, but he scored a hat trick in a span of 1:23 to put the Bruins up 21-7 with 0:52 remaining in the period. That score would hold until the end of the quarter.
> UCLA outscored the Saghens, 3-0, in the final quarter, making it 8-0 on the day in the fourth (5-0 against UCSD).
> Max Berg opened the scoring in the fourth quarter with his first goal of the season (5:14).
> Dodd completed his hat trick at the 2:07 mark while Rodgers completed his hat trick with 1:06 to go.
UCLA hits the road next week for a pair of big road games at Golden Coast Conference teams. The Bruins will open at No. 6 Long Beach State on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. PT. Then the Bruins will be at No. 5 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. PT.
No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer (Inland Empire Classic)
|No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer||2||2||3||0||7|
|No. 1 UCLA||5||7||9||3||24|
6x5 - UCLA - 6/7 - P-P - 5/15
Penalties - UCLA - 3/3 - P-P - 0/0
P-P Goals: Dylan Elliott 5, Adam Gross 2
P-P Saves: William Byrne 1, Kellen Grant 7
UCLA Goals: Jack Larsen 3, Andy Rodgers 3, Chase Dodd 3, Tanner Pulice 3, Felix Brozyna-Vilim 2, Guillermo Ocasio 2, Evan Rosenfeld 1, Gabe Discipulo 1, Jake Cavano 1, Cameron Reagan 1, Gianpiero Di Martire 1, Eli Liechty 1, Makoto Kenney 1, Max Berg 1
UCLA Saves: Chase Honaker 13