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Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen logged two goals and seven assists in both games Saturday afternoon. The lefty has seen action in every game so far this season. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo win streak stays afloat after standout freshman performances

Multiple freshmen helped keep the Bruins’ undefeated record intact. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (11-0) defeated No. 10 Pepperdine (6-3) and Loyola Marymount (2-5) in a doubleheader at Spieker Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen logged two goals and seven assists in both games Saturday afternoon. The lefty has seen action in every game so far this season. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen logged two goals and seven assists in both games Saturday afternoon. The lefty has seen action in every game so far this season. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Freshman goalkeeper Danny Roland logged a combined 39 saves at the Princeton Invitational last weekend. The rookie from San Rafael, California, registered a season-high 13 saves in the UCLA men's water polo win over Air Force. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo walks away from weekend undefeated, looks to make improvements

Winning a national championship causes some teams to become complacent in the early parts of a new season. For the Bruins, that hasn’t been the case. Read more...

Photo: Freshman goalkeeper Danny Roland logged a combined 39 saves at the Princeton Invitational last weekend. The rookie from San Rafael, California, registered a season-high 13 saves in the UCLA men's water polo win over Air Force. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman goalkeeper Danny Roland logged a combined 39 saves at the Princeton Invitational last weekend. The rookie from San Rafael, California, registered a season-high 13 saves in the UCLA men's water polo win over Air Force. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim logged 5 goals at the UCLA Invitational on Saturday, after registering just 7 goals total on the season last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo opens up season with weekend sweep at UCLA Invitational

This post was updated Sept. 1 at 8:19 p.m. The Bruins never trailed, but Adam Wright said their defense needs some polishing. “The big thing is, defensively, we have to get better (because) we’re giving up too many goals,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim logged 5 goals at the UCLA Invitational on Saturday, after registering just 7 goals total on the season last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim logged 5 goals at the UCLA Invitational on Saturday, after registering just 7 goals total on the season last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior attacker Austin Rone scored 12 goals last season, started in 12 games, and had at least one goal in eight of the 25 games he played. Rone will be one of four seniors on the coach Adam Wright's 29-player roster. (Daily Bruin file photo)

No. 1-ranked men’s water polo enters season with team of mostly underclassmen

The Bruins captured the national championship last season after what should have been a rebuilding year. This year will be no different. “It would be easy to think (that) because we were successful last year, we’re in the position to be the team to beat,” said coach Adam Wright. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Austin Rone scored 12 goals last season, started in 12 games, and had at least one goal in eight of the 25 games he played. Rone will be one of four seniors on the coach Adam Wright's 29-player roster. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior attacker Austin Rone scored 12 goals last season, started in 12 games, and had at least one goal in eight of the 25 games he played. Rone will be one of four seniors on the coach Adam Wright's 29-player roster. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Men’s and women’s water polo bring on new assistant coaches

Adam Wright made some changes to both of his coaching staffs. As the coach of both UCLA men’s and women’s water polo, Wright announced the addition of an assistant coach to each program July 31 and August 1, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Hong’s Huddle: Men’s water polo team will need to fill in gaps left by graduated seniors

As temperatures shoot up, the Bruins are ready to heat up too. The heat wave of Los Angeles County hit 117 degrees Friday – a warm welcome for UCLA men’s water polo, which will be striving for UCLA’s 117th NCAA championship this fall. Read more...

Photo: Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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