Men's Water Polo

    Day Two - Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997

    1997 Southern California Water Polo Tournament

    USC McDonald's Swim Stadium

    Stanford 13, UC Santa Barbara 9
    UCLA 8, UC San Diego 3
    Pepperdine 8, California 6
    USC 9, UC Irvine 7

    Game #13 -- Stanford 13, UC Santa Barbara 9
    STAN        3   3   4   3   --  13
    UCSB        4   2   1   2   --  9

    STAN Goals: Layne Beaubien 3, Crosby Grant 3, Kendall Benson 2, Nathan Osborn 2, David Hay 1, Brian Heifferon 1, Sean Joy 1.

    UCSB Goals: Chris Driscoll 2, Mark Kramer 2, Paul Rave 1 (one 2-pointer), Joey Pacelli 1, Ryan Peddycord 1, Eric Vlasic 1.

    Saves: Chris Aguilera (STAN) 8, Lance Wahlert (UCSB) 4.

    Note: The two teams traded goals for a while, but the Cardinal pulled away in the second half thanks to a 7-1 run.

    Game #14 -- UCLA 8, UC San Diego 3
    UCLA        4   2   0   2   --  8
    UCSD        0   2   1   0   --  3

    UCLA Goals: Matt Armato 2, Steve Covec 2, Sam Grayeli 1, Brett Stern 1, Blake Wellen 1, Adam Wright 1.

    UCSD Goals: Ross Mecham 2, Douglas Cole 1.

    Saves: Nick Hill (UCLA) 7, Patrick Beemer (UCSD) 5.

    Note: The Bruins scored the first five goals of the game to take a quick lead, and junior driver Matt Armato scored the game's final two goals to put the the Tritons away.

    Game #15 -- Pepperdine 8, California 6
    PEP     2   1   2   3   --  8
    CAL     1   3   1   1   --  6

    PEP Goals: Jack Kocur 3, Alan Herrmann 2, Todd King 2, Brian McAllister 1.

    CAL Goals: Phinney Gardner 3, Brent Albright 1 (one 2-pointer), Peter Stern 1.

    Saves: Merrill Moses (PEP) 9, Peter Kiefer (CAL) 5.

    Note: In the first semifinal, Pepperdine shocked top-ranked California. The Golden Bears led, 5-4, with 5:34 left in the third quarter, but didn't score again until the final minute. In the meantime, the Waves had scored four straight, including the go-ahead goal with 5:08 left in the game by senior driver Jack Kocur.

    Game #16 -- USC 9, UC Irvine 7
    USC     3   2   3   1   --  9
    UCI     2   1   1   3   --  7

    USC Goals: Marko Pintaric 3, James Castle 2, Simun Cimerman 2, Johnathon Hewko 1, Sean Hylton 1.

    UCI Goals: Robert Allaire 3, Greg Finley 2, Kevin Brantley 1, Ryan Williams 1.

    Saves: Richard McEvoy (USC) 7, Tom Davis (UCI) 7.

    Note: In the second semifinal, the Trojans never trailed and led by four goals after three periods.