Wednesday, February 20

Sophomore utilty Felix Brozyna-Vilim – who has 25 goals on the season – said UCLA men's water polo has been utilizing film sessions to study opponents' front courts in order to implement a defensive system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo’s defense remains strong, ready for higher-ranked opponents

Although they lost two of their last three games, the Bruins’ defense has helped them stay close against highly ranked opponents. No. 3 UCLA men’s water polo (19-2, 0-1 MPSF) has stifled its opponents on offense over the last five weeks, allowing only one team to score more than 10 goals, a game in which the Bruins still won. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore utilty Felix Brozyna-Vilim – who has 25 goals on the season – said UCLA men's water polo has been utilizing film sessions to study opponents' front courts in order to implement a defensive system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore utilty Felix Brozyna-Vilim – who has 25 goals on the season – said UCLA men's water polo has been utilizing film sessions to study opponents' front courts in order to implement a defensive system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen recorded a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's 9-7 loss to California on Saturday. The loss was the Bruins' second in as many weeks after starting the season 17-0. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo falls short in conference play opener against California

After holding on for a victory in their last meeting with the Golden Bears, the Bruins could not muster up enough offense to take down their rival again. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen recorded a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's 9-7 loss to California on Saturday. The loss was the Bruins' second in as many weeks after starting the season 17-0. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen recorded a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's 9-7 loss to California on Saturday. The loss was the Bruins' second in as many weeks after starting the season 17-0. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Evan Rosenfeld said the Bruins utilized the two-week break from competition to not only get some rest but also get more conditioning in. Rosenfeld has logged 11 goals on the season so far for UCLA men's water polo. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo takes advantage of two-week break to train before Pac-12 play

During their longest break of the regular season, the Bruins are gearing up for the rest of their schedule with a dose of recovery and conditioning. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Evan Rosenfeld said the Bruins utilized the two-week break from competition to not only get some rest but also get more conditioning in. Rosenfeld has logged 11 goals on the season so far for UCLA men's water polo. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Evan Rosenfeld said the Bruins utilized the two-week break from competition to not only get some rest but also get more conditioning in. Rosenfeld has logged 11 goals on the season so far for UCLA men's water polo. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior attacker Austin Rone said UCLA men’s water polo has been finding opportunity in the third quarter of games this season to put opposing teams away. Rone has scored 22 goals this year for the Bruins. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Third-quarter quelling has been key to men’s water polo’s near-perfect record

Following the halftime break, the switch turns for the Bruins. Although No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (19-1) fell for the first time this past weekend, third quarters have been one of the Bruins’ bright spots for the past month. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Austin Rone said UCLA men’s water polo has been finding opportunity in the third quarter of games this season to put opposing teams away. Rone has scored 22 goals this year for the Bruins. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior attacker Austin Rone said UCLA men’s water polo has been finding opportunity in the third quarter of games this season to put opposing teams away. Rone has scored 22 goals this year for the Bruins. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Luke Henriksson scored four goals in UCLA's 12-11 win over California in the third-place game of the MPSF Invitational. The Bruins finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo rebounds for one-goal win against Cal, ends MPSF Invite 3-1

PALO ALTO—After a one-goal loss, the Bruins turned around and notched their narrowest victory of the season. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (19-1) defeated No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Luke Henriksson scored four goals in UCLA's 12-11 win over California in the third-place game of the MPSF Invitational. The Bruins finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Luke Henriksson scored four goals in UCLA's 12-11 win over California in the third-place game of the MPSF Invitational. The Bruins finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged 9 saves in the 10-0 shutout against Pepperdine, and 12 saves in the 8-7 loss to Stanford on Saturday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo’s winning streak sinks at tournament semifinal against Stanford

PALO ALTO — Adam Wright brought down the team’s video cameras as the buzzer sounded to prove that the game should’ve had a different turnout. “We had a chance to put the game into overtime,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged 9 saves in the 10-0 shutout against Pepperdine, and 12 saves in the 8-7 loss to Stanford on Saturday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged 9 saves in the 10-0 shutout against Pepperdine, and 12 saves in the 8-7 loss to Stanford on Saturday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Jake Cavano logged a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's first game at the MPSF Invitational on Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s water polo successfully threads straits in first MPSF Invitational game

PALO ALTO – For the second week in a row, the Bruins overcame a rough start to extend their winning streak. No. 2 UCLA (17-0, 0-0 MPSF) defeated Santa Clara (4-7, 1-2 WWPA) by 13-7 in both teams’ first game of the MPSF Invitational at Stanford. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Jake Cavano logged a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's first game at the MPSF Invitational on Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Jake Cavano logged a hat trick in UCLA men's water polo's first game at the MPSF Invitational on Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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