Tuesday, November 12

Freshman defender/utility Cameron Reagan said what will make the difference in the Bruins' second matchup with the Gauchos this season will come down to which defense can best protect its goalkeepers from open shots. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s water polo anticipates facing strong offense in UCSB rematch

The Bruins are locking down on defense. The last time No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (10-1) faced No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (15-3), it ended the Gauchos’ 15-game undefeated start to the season. Read more...

Photo: Freshman defender/utility Cameron Reagan said what will make the difference in the Bruins' second matchup with the Gauchos this season will come down to which defense can best protect its goalkeepers from open shots. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Freshman defender/utility Cameron Reagan said what will make the difference in the Bruins' second matchup with the Gauchos this season will come down to which defense can best protect its goalkeepers from open shots. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's water polo freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is third on the Bruins this season with 15 goals through 11 games. Gruwell is one of 13 freshmen or redshirt freshmen on the Bruins' 2019 squad, compared to seven last season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman-heavy men’s water polo not without veteran leadership

The Bruins have gotten a lot of their production from freshmen, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been without veteran leaders. Buoyed by five goals from two true freshmen and one redshirt, No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's water polo freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is third on the Bruins this season with 15 goals through 11 games. Gruwell is one of 13 freshmen or redshirt freshmen on the Bruins' 2019 squad, compared to seven last season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's water polo freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is third on the Bruins this season with 15 goals through 11 games. Gruwell is one of 13 freshmen or redshirt freshmen on the Bruins' 2019 squad, compared to seven last season. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Wolf recorded 12 saves in No. 2 UCLA men's water polo's winning effort against No. 8 Long Beach State. Wolf has started four straight games for the Bruins after starting only two of the first six. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo defeats Long Beach State with strong front court attack

This post was updated Oct. 7 at 12:49 a.m.  The Bruins returned to the win column. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (10-1) defeated No. 8 Long Beach State (10-7) on Oct. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Wolf recorded 12 saves in No. 2 UCLA men's water polo's winning effort against No. 8 Long Beach State. Wolf has started four straight games for the Bruins after starting only two of the first six. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Wolf recorded 12 saves in No. 2 UCLA men's water polo's winning effort against No. 8 Long Beach State. Wolf has started four straight games for the Bruins after starting only two of the first six. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sohomore attacker Jake Cavano is second on UCLA men's water polo with 20 goals this season, but said he and the rest of the team cannot get too caught up in working only on scoring goals. UCLA was held to nine goals in each of its last two games against UC Santa Barbara and Stanford (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff).

After first season loss, men’s water polo readies to rebound vs Long Beach State

The Bruins won’t get a break from top competition. No. 2 UCLA men’s water polo (9-1) will stay at home for the second straight weekend when it takes on No. Read more...

Photo: Sohomore attacker Jake Cavano is second on UCLA men's water polo with 20 goals this season, but said he and the rest of the team cannot get too caught up in working only on scoring goals. UCLA was held to nine goals in each of its last two games against UC Santa Barbara and Stanford (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff).

Sohomore attacker Jake Cavano is second on UCLA men's water polo with 20 goals this season, but said he and the rest of the team cannot get too caught up in working only on scoring goals. UCLA was held to nine goals in each of its last two games against UC Santa Barbara and Stanford (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff).

Junior utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim's success at drawing 13 total exclusions, many from the two-meter area, helped the Bruins win the exclusion duel with all four opponents in the SoCal Invitational. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo dominates exclusion battle at SoCal Invitational despite Stanford loss

The Bruins have had success creating man-advantage situations on offense so far this season. But their success doesn’t translate directly to victory. Although it lost to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim's success at drawing 13 total exclusions, many from the two-meter area, helped the Bruins win the exclusion duel with all four opponents in the SoCal Invitational. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim's success at drawing 13 total exclusions, many from the two-meter area, helped the Bruins win the exclusion duel with all four opponents in the SoCal Invitational. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)




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