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No. 2 UCLA Storms Back to Defeat No. 4 Pacific, 12-11

Sep 30, 2022
The Bruins had seven players score in the game, led by super senior Jake Cavano's game-high-tying three goals.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- No. 2 UCLA (14-1) used a 5-0 scoring run in the second half to defeat No. 4 Pacific (13-3), 12-11, on Friday night at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center. UCLA improved to 54-4 in the series history against the Tigers. The Bruins trailed by as many as five, including 8-3 at halftime, but outscored Pacific 9-3 in the second half.

The Bruins had seven players score in the game, led by super senior Jake Cavano's game-high-tying three goals. Redshirt sophomore Gianpiero Di Martire, sophomore Chase Dodd, and redshirt junior Jack Larsen each scored twice in the game. Di Martire's second score proved to be the game-winning goal as he converted a penalty shot at the 3:24 mark of the fourth quarter that was drawn by Cavano.

Senior Bernardo Maurizi got the start in the cage and went the distance, registering 11 saves and three steals while allowing 11 goals.

Matthew Hosmer led Pacific with a hat trick while Bae Fountain had 10 saves while surrendering 12 goals to UCLA.

> Pacific outscored UCLA 2-1 in the first period.
> The Tigers scored first on a one-timer goal (5:22) and then added a score from the front court (4:43) to take a 2-0 lead.
> Cavano got the Bruins on the board with a power play goal (1:02) to end the scoring in the first.

> Pacific outscored the Bruins, 5-2 in the second period to build a 7-3 lead at the break.
> The Tigers opened the scoring in the second quarter (6:36) with a counter goal and then added another goal (5:53) to push the lead to 4-1.
> Redshirt freshman Grant Loth scored at set (5:26) and then junior Hayden Nightingale added a power play score (3:13) to make it 4-3 Tigers.
> But Pacific scored the last three goals of the second quarter (2:31, 1:57, and 0:54) to pull away from the Bruins.
> UCLA outscored Pacific in the third period, 5-1, to tie things up at 8-8 heading into the fourth.
> After the Tigers opened the scoring with a power play goal (7:25), Cavano scored back-to-back goals (6:43 and 5:59) to trim the deficit to 8-5, completing his hat trick in the process.
> Super senior Evan Rosenfeld continued the scoring for the Bruins (2:57) to pull the Bruins to within two.
> Redshirt junior Lack Larsen scored from the front court (1:59) to make it a one goal game.
> After a defensive stop, the Bruins called timeout and pulled their goalie for a 7-on-6 with Dodd putting on the 1B cap. UCLA ran it to perfection, scoring at the buzzer and seizing the momentum.

> UCLA outscored the Tigers 4-3 in the fourth quarter to provide the 12-11 final.
> After a power play goal by Pacific (7:37), Larsen found the back of the net from the front court (6:37) to tie it up at 9-9.
> Di Martire scored his first of the game from the front court (5:39) to give the Bruins their first lead of the game at 10-9.
> Pacific tied it up with another power play goal (4:57), but Dodd scored his second of the game on a power play (4:29) to put the Bruins back in front 11-10.
> The Tigers would once again tie it up with a power play goal (3:55), but Di Martire converted the penalty shot (3:24) to end the scoring in the game.

The Bruins return to action on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1:00 p.m. PT at No. 12 Pepperdine.

No. 4 Pacific at No. 2 UCLA (Non-Conference Game)

No. 4 Pacific 2 5 1 3 11
No. 2 UCLA 1 2 5 4 12

6x5 - UCLA - 4/6 - PAC - 4/7
Penalties - UCLA - 1/2 - PAC - 0/0

PAC Goals: Matthew Hosmer 3, Jeremie Cote 2, Mihalio Vukazic 2, Bogdan Djerkovic 2, Djorde Stanic 1, Reuel D'Souza 1
PAC Saves: Bae Fountain 10

UCLA Goals: Jake Cavano 3, Gianpiero Di Martire 2, Jack Larsen 2, Chase Dodd 2, Grant Loth 1, Hayden Nightingale 1, Evan Rosenfeld 1
UCLA Saves: Bernardo Maurizi 11