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No. 3 UCLA Defeats Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 16-3

Sep 3, 2022
The Bruins had 10 different players score in the game, paced by freshman Noah Rowe's game-high four goals.

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SAN DIEGO -- No. 3 UCLA (1-0) cruised to a season-opening win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 16-3, in the first game of the 2022 Triton Invitational on the campus of UC San Diego on Saturday morning. UCLA improved to 18-0 in the series history against the Stags.

The Bruins had 10 different players score in the game, paced by freshman Noah Rowe's game-high four goals. He also had one assist for a total of five points and added two steals in the win. Redshirt junior Jack White, who hasn't played since 2019, began his comeback with a hat trick. Junior Makoto Kenney was the only other Bruin to score multiple goals in the game, finishing with two scores.

Junior Garret Griggs got the start in the cage and played the entire game, registering nine saves while allowing three goals (two on power plays and one on a penalty shot).

PERIOD ONE
> UCLA outscored CMS 4-0 in the opening period.
> Kenney opened the scoring with a counter score (5:46). Rowe (5:14) and super senior Evan Rosenfeld (4:53) each followed with goals scored on a counter attack to put the Bruins up 3-0.
> Freshman Gray Carson scored the first goal of collegiate career from two meters (4:09) to end the scoring in the period.

PERIOD TWO
> The Bruins exploded for seven goals in the second period to build an 11-1 lead at the break.
> The first four goals of the period were scored on counters. Rowe netted his second (7:18) of the game, followed by one goal each from super senior Jake Cavano (6:53), junior Hayden Nightingale (6:26), and sophomore Chase Dodd (4:51).
> Rowe completed his hat trick by converting a penalty shot (2:30) and White scored his first of the game from the front court (0:48) to put UCLA up 10-0.
> After a power play goal by CMS (0:24), Kenny notched his second of the game (0:01) on a power play, beating the buzzer to end the scoring in the first half.
 
PERIOD THREE
> UCLA outscored CMS 3-1 in the third quarter as the Bruins took a 14-2 lead into the final stanza.
> After CMS opened the scoring with a penalty score (7:01), Rowe scored his fourth of the game on a drive (6:35) to put UCLA up 12-2.
> White added his second tally (2:21) on a power play and redshirt junior Jack Larsen ended the scoring in the period on a nice drive and finish (0:41).

PERIOD FOUR
> The Bruins won the fourth quarter, 2-1, to provide the 16-3 final.
> CMS again opened the scoring, this time on a power play (6:06).
> Redshirt sophomore Maximo Rossi, who last saw action in 2020, scored from two meters (1:59) to make it 15-3.
> White then completed his hat trick with a power play goal (1:09) to end the scoring.

UP NEXT
The Bruins will face No. 8 UC Santa Barbara today at 4:15 p.m. PT at Triton Pool.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. No. 3 UCLA (Triton Invitational - Pool Play)

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 1 1 1 3
No. 3 UCLA 4 7 3 2 16

6x5 - UCLA - 3/7 - CMS - 2/10
Penalties - UCLA - 2/2 - CMS - 1/1

CMS Goals: Ben Weldon 1, Luke Weigle 1, Cristian Pang 1
CMS Saves: Aidan Nettekoven 7

UCLA Goals: Noah Rowe 4, Jack White 3, Makoto Kenney 2, Evan Rosenfeld 1, Jake Cavano 1, Gray Carson 1, Jack Larsen 1, Chase Dodd 1, Maximo Rossi 1, Hayden Nightingale 1
UCLA Saves: Garret Griggs 9