No. 2 UCLA Uses 8-0 Run to Crush the Anteaters, 17-8
IRVINE, Calif. -- No. 2 UCLA (6-0) used a decisive 8-0 scoring run that stretched the second and third quarters to cruise past No. 12 UC Irvine (2-3), 17-8, on Saturday afternoon at Anteater Aquatics Complex. UCLA improved to 80-60-1 in the series history against the Anteaters.
The Bruins had 10 different players score in the game, which included three with multiple scores, paced by senior Tommy Gruwell's career-high-tying five goals. Gruwell also added two assists for a game-high seven points. Senior Cameron Reagan had his first career hat trick and sophomore Chase Dodd chipped in two goals for the Bruins.
Junior Garret Griggs started in the cage and went the distance, tallying seven saves and one steal while allowing eight goals.
Zlatan Nikocevis led UC Irvine with four goals (on 10 shots) and Jacob Pyle had two saves while surrendering 17 goals to UCLA.
> UCLA outscored the Anteaters 3-2 in the first period.
> Senior Gabe Discipulo drew a penalty with a strong turn at set and redshirt sophomore Gianpiero Di Martire converted it (7:46) to open the scoring.
> After UCI took the lead with a penalty conversion (6:30) and a score from the front court (5:43), Gruwell tied it up (5:17) with a power play goal.
> Dodd put the Bruins in front with a power play strike (3:56) to end the scoring in the first.
> The Bruins won the second period, 7-1, to take a 10-3 lead into the break.
> Super senior Jake Cavano scored from the front court off a feed from graduate student Evan Rosenfeld (7:35) to push the lead to 4-2.
> After a goal by UC Irvine, Gruwell netted his second of the game on a pass from freshman Noah Rowe (6:21) to make it 5-3.
> Dodd found the back of the net for his second score from the front court (4:19) to make it 6-3.
> Redshirt junior Jack Larsen made it 7-3 with a goal from the front court (3:09), Gruwell made the assist.
> Freshman Noah Rowe extended the lead to 8-3 (2:13) with a score from the front court.
> Discipulo scored his first goal with a strong catch and finish at two meters (1:05) and then Gruwell completed his hat trick (0:40) to end the scoring in the first half.
> The Bruins won the third quarter, 3-2, to take a 13-5 lead into the final period.
> Reagan opened the scoring in the third with back-to-back goals (7:33 and 6:36) to push the lead to 12-3.
> Former Bruin Ethan Shipman snapped UCLA's eight-consecutive goal streak with a strike from the front court for UC Irvine (3:25). After the Anteaters scored another goal (2:52), Gruwell netted his fourth of the game at the buzzer on a 7-on-6 (0:01) to end the scoring in the third.
> UCLA outscored the Anteaters in the fourth quarter, 4-3, to provide the 17-8 final.
> Gruwell opened the scoring in the fourth with his fifth goal of the game on a power play off a feed from junior Makoto Kenney (6:03).
> The Anteaters scored back-to-back goals (3:57 and 3:13) to trim the Bruins' advantage to 14-7.
> Freshman Gray Carson answered with his first goal of the game (2:50) to push the lead to 15-7.
> After a goal by UCI (1:39), Reagan completed his first career hat trick (0:40) for the Bruins to make it 16-8.
> Redshirt sophomore Maximo Rossi provided the final score of the game (0:05) from two meters.
The Bruins hit the road next week to face four teams at the Aggie Roundup on the campus of UC Davis. The Bruins will open with No. 10 San Jose State at 1:15 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 16.
No. 2 UCLA at No. 12 UC Irvine (Non-Conference Game)
|No. 2 UCLA||3||7||3||4||17|
|No. 12 UC Irvine||2||1||2||3||8|
6x5 - UCLA - 5/6 - UCI - 1/7
Penalties - UCLA - 1/1 - UCI - 1/1
UCLA Goals: Tommy Gruwell 5, Cameron Reagan 3, Chase Dodd 2, Gabe Discipulo 1, Jake Cavano 1, Gianpiero Di Martire 1, Gray Carson 1, Jack Larsen 1, Noah Rowe 1, Maximo Rossi 1
UCLA Saves: Garret Griggs 7
UCI Goals: Zlatan Nikocevic 4, Ethan Shipman 2, Dylan Patist 1, Tyler Padua 1
UCI Saves: Jacob Pyle 2