Sunday, April 21

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)

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Wolf has 65 saves on the season so far. No. 2 UCLA men's water polo will face Santa Clara on the first day of the MPSF Invitational Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s water polo aims to win third straight MPSF Invitational

The Bruins have won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Invitational in each of the past two seasons. “I think the biggest thing about this weekend is that we’re going to really see where were at,” said coach Adam Wright. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Wolf has 65 saves on the season so far. No. 2 UCLA men's water polo will face Santa Clara on the first day of the MPSF Invitational Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Wolf has 65 saves on the season so far. No. 2 UCLA men's water polo will face Santa Clara on the first day of the MPSF Invitational Friday afternoon. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen has registered 21 goals on the season, finding the back of the net in 13 of the 16 games so far this year for UCLA men’s water polo. UCLA is one of two teams remaining in the MPSF conference that remains undefeated. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Narrow victory over San Jose State demands a change in tack for men’s water polo

The Bruins are a top-ranked program in the nation, but that hasn’t stopped their opponents from keeping matches close. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (16-0, 0-0 MPSF) came out on top in a close game against No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen has registered 21 goals on the season, finding the back of the net in 13 of the 16 games so far this year for UCLA men’s water polo. UCLA is one of two teams remaining in the MPSF conference that remains undefeated. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen has registered 21 goals on the season, finding the back of the net in 13 of the 16 games so far this year for UCLA men’s water polo. UCLA is one of two teams remaining in the MPSF conference that remains undefeated. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Senior defender Warren Snyder logged two goals Saturday in the first half against San Jose State at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s water polo sails into MPSF invitational with perfect record, some concerns

A week before the MPSF Invitational, the Bruins found their winning streak in jeopardy. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (16-0, 0-0 MPSF) defeated No. 16 San Jose State (4-6, 0-1 Golden Coast Conference) 11-8 in Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Senior defender Warren Snyder logged two goals Saturday in the first half against San Jose State at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Senior defender Warren Snyder logged two goals Saturday in the first half against San Jose State at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman Matthew Kacura is in the starting lineup for UCLA men’s water polo in his first season in Westwood. The San Clemente, California, native has scored in seven of the 15 games this season. UCLA will play San Jose State this weekend with a perfect record on the line. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Undefeated men’s water polo hopes to wave past San Jose State

Adam Wright emphasized one word at practice this week: energy. “Energy dictates a lot for us,” the coach said. “We’ve had teams in the past where we could have good focus, but energy wasn’t there. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Matthew Kacura is in the starting lineup for UCLA men’s water polo in his first season in Westwood. The San Clemente, California, native has scored in seven of the 15 games this season. UCLA will play San Jose State this weekend with a perfect record on the line. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Matthew Kacura is in the starting lineup for UCLA men’s water polo in his first season in Westwood. The San Clemente, California, native has scored in seven of the 15 games this season. UCLA will play San Jose State this weekend with a perfect record on the line. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Jake Cavano has scored 15 goals this season. Two of his three goals last weekend came from power play opportunities, in which the Bruins combined to go 7-of-19. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo wins weekend contests but drags behind top rank in goal scoring

Adam Wright still isn’t satisfied with the number of goals the Bruins are allowing, but he said the close games have been providing crucial experience for his team. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Jake Cavano has scored 15 goals this season. Two of his three goals last weekend came from power play opportunities, in which the Bruins combined to go 7-of-19. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Jake Cavano has scored 15 goals this season. Two of his three goals last weekend came from power play opportunities, in which the Bruins combined to go 7-of-19. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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