No. 1 UCLA Routs No. 7 Pacific, 13-8
STOCKTON, Calif. -- No. 1 UCLA (15-1, 1-0 MPSF) continued its dominance over the Golden Coast Conference with a 13-8 road win at No. 7 Pacific (7-8, 2-0 GCC), on Sunday afternoon at Chris Kjeldsen Aquatics Complex. The win was UCLA's 28th-consecutive victory over the GCC, dating back to 2017.
With the win over the Tigers, UCLA improved to 53-4 in the series history.
Graduate Nicolas Saveljic led all scorers with three goals while nine different Bruins scored in the contest. Redshirt senior Evan Rosenfeld and freshman Chase Dodd added two scores apiece. Junior Bernardo Maurizi got the start in the cage and went the distance, registering eight saves.
> UCLA pitched a shutout while putting up three goals on the scoreboard.
> Felix Brozyna-Vilim opened the scoring with a power play goal (5:52).
> Saveljic then scored back-to-back goals (2:01 and 0:43).
> The Bruins won the second quarter 4-1, scoring the first five goals of the game, to build a 7-1 lead at the break.
> Senior Jake Cavano scored his first of the game on a power play (6:15).
> Hayden Nightingale found the back of the cage off a nice feed from set (4:39).
> After a power play score by the Tigers (2:38), Cameron Reagan answered with a score from distance (1:38) to make it 6-1.
> Dodd then ended the scoring in the second quarter (0:12) with a cross-cage heater.
> While the Tigers never got closer than four goals to UCLA, Pacific won the third period 5-3 to close the gap to 10-6 heading into the fourth.
> Dodd opened the scoring in the period converting on a penalty shot (7:24) to give UCLA its largest lead of the game at 8-1.
> Maurizi hit Rosenfeld in stride for a score on a counter (3:18) and then redshirt sophomore Giorgio Alessandria scored a power play goal (0:44) to double-up the Tigers at 10-5. Pacific scored a late goal in the period.
> The Bruins won the fourth quarter, 3-2, to provide the 13-8 final.
> Savejlic would complete his hat trick (5:56) with a power play goal and Rosenfeld followed with his second score of the game (5:13) on the next possession to double-up the Tigers again at 12-6.
> After a power play goal from UOP's Bodgan Djerkovic (1:22), junior Gabe Discipulo scored from two meters (0:56) to put UCLA up 13-7. The Tigers got a late goal from Reuel D'Souza (0:32) to end the scoring.
The Bruins will complete their non-conference slate on "Senior Day" when they host No. 9 Pepperdine at Noon on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center.
No. 1 UCLA at No. 7 Pacific (Non-Conference Game)
|No. 1 UCLA||3||4||3||3||13|
|No. 7 Pacific||0||1||5||2||8|
6x5 - UCLA - 5/8 - UOP - 3/8
Penalties - UCLA - 1/1 - UOP - 1/1
UCLA Goals: Nicolas Saveljic 3, Evan Rosenfeld 2, Chase Dodd 2, Gabe Discipulo 1, Jake Cavano 1, Cameron Reagan 1, Felix Brozyna-Vilim 1, Hayden Nightingale 1, Giorgio Alessandria 1
UCLA Saves: Bernardo Maurizi 8
UOP Goals: Bogdan Djerkovic 2, Reuel D'Souza 2, Jeremie Cote 1, Djordje Stanic 1, Mihailo Vukacic 1, Christian Murphy 1
UOP Saves: John Hedges 4