Monday, November 19

The men's water polo team brought UCLA its 112th national championship by defeating No. 3 USC in the national championship Sunday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo breaks losing streak, defeats six-time champion USC

As the Bruin crowd erupted into frenzied cheering at Canyonview Aquatic Center, the entire UCLA bench made the customary mad dash to the pool. Within seconds, the players, coaching staff and a few elusive fans were in the water, celebrating the program’s ninth NCAA title and leaving a decade-long championship drought behind them. Read more...

Photo: The men's water polo team brought UCLA its 112th national championship by defeating No. 3 USC in the national championship Sunday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The men's water polo team brought UCLA its 112th national championship by defeating No. 3 USC in the national championship Sunday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The men's water polo team followed the exact same script as its counterpart last season. The one difference this year was a win in the third-place game of the MPSF Tournament, giving UCLA a berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament as the No. 1 seed. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

No. 1 UCLA men’s water polo improves from last season, proceeds to NCAAs

The 2014 UCLA men’s water polo team flawlessly followed in the footsteps of its 2013 counterpart for 78 days. The script from last season called for 18 straight wins to start the season, back-to-back losses to USC and Stanford and an undefeated record for the rest of regular season play before stumbling in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament Semifinal. Read more...

Photo: The men's water polo team followed the exact same script as its counterpart last season. The one difference this year was a win in the third-place game of the MPSF Tournament, giving UCLA a berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament as the No. 1 seed. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

The men's water polo team followed the exact same script as its counterpart last season. The one difference this year was a win in the third-place game of the MPSF Tournament, giving UCLA a berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament as the No. 1 seed. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Despite losing to Long Beach State in the MPSF conference tournament, UCLA still was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament after winning the third-place game against USC Sunday. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruins’ water polo redeems LBS loss with USC victory

Finding itself in an unfamiliar position this weekend, the UCLA men’s water polo team put together a dominant victory over USC on Sunday. Following a major upset loss to Long Beach State in Saturday’s semifinal, UCLA quickly bounced back with a wire-to-wire win in the third-place game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Despite losing to Long Beach State in the MPSF conference tournament, UCLA still was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament after winning the third-place game against USC Sunday. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite losing to Long Beach State in the MPSF conference tournament, UCLA still was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament after winning the third-place game against USC Sunday. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Having played on the same water polo teams since 2006, Chris Fahlsing (left) and Stephen White (right) look to finish off their Bruin careers with a national championship. White said that the two are really unsatisfied that they haven't won at the NCAA level yet (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff).

Longtime men’s water polo teammates strengthen Bruins’ drive

UCLA men’s water polo team might have a number of players who were teammates in high school, but no combination has as much combined collegiate and high school experience as fifth-year seniors Stephen White and Chris Fahlsing. Read more...

Photo: Having played on the same water polo teams since 2006, Chris Fahlsing (left) and Stephen White (right) look to finish off their Bruin careers with a national championship. White said that the two are really unsatisfied that they haven't won at the NCAA level yet (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff).

Having played on the same water polo teams since 2006, Chris Fahlsing (left) and Stephen White (right) look to finish off their Bruin careers with a national championship. White said that the two are really unsatisfied that they haven't won at the NCAA level yet (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff).



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