Tuesday, July 23

Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s water polo’s championship chance sinks in narrow 8-7 semifinal loss to USC

PALO ALTO — Nicolas Saveljic attempted to draw his signature foul from the top on the right side, and then ripped it in desperation. But as the ball skimmed a field blocker and skipped to the goalkeeper’s hands, the sophomore attacker sank nose-deep into the water as the buzzer sounded. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen registered a hat trick in his first NCAA championship game as a Bruin. No. 3 seed UCLA men's water polo will take on No. 2 seed USC in the semifinals on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo heads to NCAA semifinals with 18-6 bombardment of George Washington

The Bruins took “team water polo” to a new level Thursday night. Eleven players scored in No. 3 seed UCLA men’s water polo’s 18-6 win over No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen registered a hat trick in his first NCAA championship game as a Bruin. No. 3 seed UCLA men's water polo will take on No. 2 seed USC in the semifinals on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Freshman attacker Ashworth Molthen registered a hat trick in his first NCAA championship game as a Bruin. No. 3 seed UCLA men's water polo will take on No. 2 seed USC in the semifinals on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore center Quinten Osborne – the only returning starter from last year’s national championship game – has logged 38 goals on the season so far. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s water polo will begin its NCAA run Thursday when it faces No. 6 seed George Washington in the quarterfinal game. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo to start NCAA championship contests against George Washington

Another title run is on the horizon for the Bruins. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s water polo (22-4) will face No. 6 seed George Washington (23-6) to open NCAA championship play Thursday at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore center Quinten Osborne – the only returning starter from last year’s national championship game – has logged 38 goals on the season so far. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s water polo will begin its NCAA run Thursday when it faces No. 6 seed George Washington in the quarterfinal game. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore center Quinten Osborne – the only returning starter from last year’s national championship game – has logged 38 goals on the season so far. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s water polo will begin its NCAA run Thursday when it faces No. 6 seed George Washington in the quarterfinal game. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore center Quinten Osborne netted one goal in UCLA men’s water polo’s third place win over USC on Sunday afternoon at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo stays strong on defense, looks to boost offense for NCAA

The Bruins’ defense kept their season alive. Then-No. 4 seed UCLA men’s water polo’s (22-4) defensive performances overshadowed its offensive miscues, winning two of its three games at the MPSF championship and earning the No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore center Quinten Osborne netted one goal in UCLA men’s water polo’s third place win over USC on Sunday afternoon at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore center Quinten Osborne netted one goal in UCLA men’s water polo’s third place win over USC on Sunday afternoon at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged eight saves, including two one-on-nobody blocks to help No. 4 seed UCLA men's water polo to a third-place finish in the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo blockades USC in 7-4 win to take MPSF third-place finish

As the final seconds ticked away, the Bruins’ fans left one message. “Just like football,” the crowd chanted. No. 4 seed UCLA men’s water polo (22-4) defeated No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged eight saves, including two one-on-nobody blocks to help No. 4 seed UCLA men's water polo to a third-place finish in the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf logged eight saves, including two one-on-nobody blocks to help No. 4 seed UCLA men's water polo to a third-place finish in the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's water polo made a comeback in the third quarter after sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic scored three goals in the period. The Bruins could not complete the comeback, however, and they fell to Stanford in the MPSF tournament semifinals. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo sinks to No. 1 seed Stanford 9-7 in MPSF semifinal

The Bruins’ power play let them down on both sides of the pool. No. 4 seed UCLA men’s water polo (21-4) fell to No. 1 seed Stanford (19-2) 9-7 in the semifinal of the MPSF tournament at Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's water polo made a comeback in the third quarter after sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic scored three goals in the period. The Bruins could not complete the comeback, however, and they fell to Stanford in the MPSF tournament semifinals. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's water polo made a comeback in the third quarter after sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic scored three goals in the period. The Bruins could not complete the comeback, however, and they fell to Stanford in the MPSF tournament semifinals. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Freshman attacker Michael Graner netted two goals and drew four exclusions in UCLA men's water polo's blowout over Penn State Behrend on Friday afternoon. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Bruins roar past Lions to victory in their first game of the MPSF tournament

In their first postseason game of the season, the Bruins avoided an upset. No. 4 seed UCLA men’s water polo (21-3, 1-2 MPSF) steamrolled No. 5 seed Penn State Behrend (4-18) 18-1 in the quarterfinal of the MPSF tournament. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Michael Graner netted two goals and drew four exclusions in UCLA men's water polo's blowout over Penn State Behrend on Friday afternoon. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman attacker Michael Graner netted two goals and drew four exclusions in UCLA men's water polo's blowout over Penn State Behrend on Friday afternoon. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)


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