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For one last time, father and son combined to make history. 

In double overtime, having spent most of the NCAA Title Match scratching back from deficits, Nikola Vavic, the Trojans' all-time leading scorer, fired in the final goal of his career to create the eventual final score: USC 12, Pacific 11.   The victory made it six consecutive NCAA titles for USC men's water polo, and pushed Jovan Vavic to 13 national championships, which sets the career record for a USC head coach passing Dean Cromwell.

Click here for the match recap.

Despite its dominance, USC water polo never seems to make it easy and today was no different.  The Trojans fell behind by two goals in the final minutes of regulation before rallying to take an 11-10 lead.  Needing one stop to win, the Trojans yielded a game-tying goal in the dying seconds to force overtime.

In the first overtime, USC barred out twice, but senior goalie James Clark was impenetrable as both teams went scoreless.  And then in double OT, Nikola Vavic sealed his legendary career with a championship-winning goal.


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