No. 3 UCLA Routs No. 14 UC San Diego, 17-6
LOS ANGELES. -- No. 3 UCLA (16-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, routing UC San Diego (9-10) on Saturday afternoon at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center. UCLA improved to 60-1 in the series history against the Tritons.
The Bruins had 10 players score in the game, led by super senior Jake Cavano and senior Andy Rodgers, who each scored three goals for the Bruins. The dynamic duo both added one assist for a game-high four points. Three other Bruins scored three points in the game. Super senior Evan Rosenfeld (three assists), redshirt junior Jack Larsen (two goals, one assist), and sophomore Chase Dodd (two goals, one assist) each had three points for UCLA.
Senior Bernardo Maurizi got the start in the cage and played the first quarter, registering one save while allowing one power play goal. Junior Garret Griggs played the final three quarters, tallying 10 saves while giving up five scores.
Six different Tritons scored one goal apiece to lead UCSD while Alexander Nemeth had six saves while surrendering 17 goals to UCLA.
> UCLA outscored UCSD 6-1 in the first period.
> Junior Makoto Kenney, playing in his first game since Sept. 9, opened the scoring at the 5:57 mark of the first.
> Larsen scored on a cross-cage shot off a feed from Dodd (5:31).
> Cavano scored back-to-back goals (4:42 and 3:41) to put UCLA up 4-0.
> After a goal by UCSD, Kenney set up Giorgio Alessandria at set (2:45) to make it 5-1.
> Freshman Gray Carson took a feed from Rosenfeld at two meters and ended the scoring in the first (0:17) with the Bruins leading 6-1.
> The two teams battled to a 2-2 draw in the second period as UCLA took an 8-3 lead into the break.
> The Tritons opened the scoring in the second, but senior Andy Rodgers scored from the front court (3:36) to push the lead to 7-2.
> UCSD scored again (1:35), but senior Gabe Discipulo took a feed from Rosenfeld (his third assist) at two meters and ended the scoring in the half.
> UCLA outscored UCSD in the third period, 3-1, to push the lead to 11-4 heading into the fourth.
> Redshirt freshman Grant Loth opened the scoring in the second half (6:06) off a feed from Larsen.
> After UCSD scored (5:36), Dodd scored his first of the game (3:41) to make it 10-4.
> Cavano completed his hat trick (2:56) with a strike from the front court off a pass from Rodgers to end the scoring in the third.
> UCLA outscored the Tritons 6-2 in the fourth quarter to provide the 17-6 final.
> The Bruins scored the first three goals of the final period. Larsen (6:06), Dodd (5:30), and Rodgers (5:04), each scored their second goal of the game in the run to extend the lead to double digits at 14-4.
> UCSD scored (2:33), but the Bruins returned the favor with two more goals. Freshman Noah Rowe (2:05) found the back of the net and Alessandria added a second goal (1:29) to make it 16-5.
> Rodgers completed his hat trick with a goal from the front court (0:49) and the Tritons added a power play score (0:18) to end the scoring.
The Bruins open up MPSF play on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1:00 p.m. PT at No. 1 Stanford.
No. 14 UC San Diego at No. 3 UCLA (Non-Conference Game)
|No. 14 UCSD||1||2||1||2||6|
|No. 3 UCLA||6||2||3||6||17|
6x5 - UCLA - 2/5 - UCSD - 4/9
Penalties - UCLA - 1/1 - UCSD - 0/0
UCSD Goals: Bennett Axline 1, Brendon Fezzey 1, Vedran Latkovic 1, Manuel Augusto 1, Rhys Bugelli 1, Kaden Likins 1
UCSD Saves: Alexander Nemeth 6
UCLA Goals: Jake Cavano 3, Andy Rodgers 3, Jack Larsen 2, Chase Dodd 2, Giorgio Alessandria 2, Gabe Discipulo 1, Gray Carson 1, Noah Rowe 1, Grant Loth 1, Makoto Kenney 1,
UCLA Saves: Garret Griggs 10, Bernardo Maurizi 1