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No. 1 UCLA Falls to No. 2 California in Overtime, 10-9

Oct 29, 2022
Bernardo Maurizi had a season-high 15 saves today against the Golden Bears.

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LOS ANGELES -- No. 1 UCLA (19-2, 1-1 MPSF) dropped its second game by one goal this season, falling to No. 2 California (17-1, 1-1 MPSF) at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon. UCLA fell to 90-75-1 all-time in the series history against the Golden Bears.

UCLA jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period, but went scoreless in the fourth quarter, like it did in the only other defeat of the 2022 campaign. The Bruins only had four players score in the game, led by super senior Jake Cavano's season-high-tying four goals. Senior Tommy Gruwell and redshirt junior Jack Larsen each scored twice for UCLA. Super senior Evan Rosenfeld contributed one score for the Bruins.

Senior Bernardo Maurizi got the start in the cage and went the distance, registering a season-high 15 saves and one steal, while allowing 10 goals.

Max Casabella led California with four goals while Adrian Weinberg had 14 saves while surrendering nine goals to UCLA.

PERIOD ONE
> UCLA outscored California 3-0 to take a lead heading into the second period.
> Larsen got the Bruins on the board first with a power play goal (6:06) off a feed from sophomore Chase Dodd.
> Cavano then scored from the front court (5:18) off a pass from freshman Gray Carson to make it 2-0.
> Rosenfeld ended the scoring in the first (0:59) off an assist from Gruwell.

PERIOD TWO
> California outscored the Bruins in a shootout in the second quarter, 5-3, to pull to within one goal at 6-5 at the break.
> The Golden Bears scored the first two goals of the second period (5:29 and 4:15), but Gruwell scored on a counter (2:58) to keep them doubled up at 4-2.
> The two teams see-saw battled for the rest of the period. Cal scored a power play goal (2:18) but Cavano's power play goal (1:44) made it 5-3.
> Cal scored from the front court (1:26), but Gruwell scored a power play goal (0:54) to push the lead to 6-4.
> The Golden Bears scored the final goal of the second period (0:32) and then got a stop on UCLA's 7-on-6 opportunity to end the first half.

PERIOD THREE
> UCLA's defense returned to form as the Bruins outscored California in the third, 2-1, to take an 8-6 lead heading into the fourth.
> Larsen scored his second on a power play (5:08) off a feed from junior Makoto Kenney to put the Bruins up 7-5.
> Cavano would complete his hat trick with a goal from the front court (3:33) to put UCLA up 8-5.
> California converted a penalty shot (3:22) on the next possession to end the scoring in the third.

PERIOD FOUR
> California outscored UCLA 2-0 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime tied at 8-8 at the end of regulation.
> Both of the Golden Bears' goals in the fourth came at even strength (2:16 and 0:19).

FIRST OT PERIOD
> California outscored UCLA 1-0 in the first overtime period to take its first lead of the game on a power play (1:02) at 9-8.

SECOND OT PERIOD
> Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw in the second overtime to provide the 10-9 final.
> Cavano scored his fourth goal of the game on a penalty shot drawn by redshirt sophomore Gianpiero Di Martire (1:16) to tie the game at 9-9.
> Nikolaos Papanikolaou scored the game-winning goal for Cal with 0:15 left. The Bruins managed to get two shots in the final seconds to tie the game.

UP NEXT
The Bruins return to action on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:00 p.m. at Loyola Marymount to close out the non-conference portion of the 2022 schedule.

No. 2 California at No. 1 UCLA (MPSF Game)

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 1OT 2OT FINAL
No. 2 California 0 5 1 2 1 1 10
No. 1 UCLA 3 3 2 0 0 1 9

6x5 - UCLA - 4/15 - CAL - 3/10
Penalties - UCLA - 1/2 - CAL - 1/1

CAL Goals: Max Casabella 4, Nikolaos Papanikolaou 2, Roberto Valera 1, Garrett Dunn 1, Nik Mirkovic 1, Jack Deely 1
CAL Saves: Adrian Weinberg 14

UCLA Goals: Jake Cavano 4, Tommy Gruwell 2, Jack Larsen 2, Evan Rosenfeld 1
UCLA Saves: Bernardo Maurizi 15