Men's Water Polo

    Oct. 12, 1997

    Cal Beats Trojans in Overtime

    LOS ANGELES - No. 2-ranked California scored a goal in each overtime period to post a 10-8 victory over No. 3 ranked USC Sunday in a non-conference meeting at USC's McDonald Swim Stadium.

    With the score tied 8-8 going into overtime (which consists of two 3-minute periods), the Bears' Phinney Gardner scored a 6-on-5 goal with 1:25 left to play in the first overtime. In the second overtime, Chris Dornin scored with 1:38 to play.

    USC trailed 7-5 going into the final period of play but scored 3 unanswered goals, the last by Simun Cimerman, to take an 8-7 lead with 1:26 left to play. But Cal had 3 shot opportunities--the last with 2 Trojans ejected--and finally tied the score on Brent Albright's shot with 9 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

    Senior Mateo Juric, who missed USC's first 8 games this year with an injured wrist, returned to action and scored 2 goals today.

    USC's next home game will be Saturday (Oct. 25) at 2 p.m. against No. 1-ranked Pepperdine in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game.

    California Golden Bears 10, USC Trojans 8 (OT)

    CAL     2   2   3   1   --  1 - 1   --  10
    USC     2   1   2   3   --  0 - 0   --  8

    CAL Goals: Brent Albright 2, Phinney Gardner 2, Ryan Flynn 2, Brad Kittredge 1, Peter Stern 1, Albert Won 1, Chris Dornin 1

    USC Goals: Marko Pintaric 2, Mateo Juric 2, Sean Stuart 1, Allen Basso 1, Sean Hylton 1, Cimun Simerman 1

    Goalie Saves: Peter Kiefer (Cal) 4; Rich McEvoy (USC) 7; Darin Smith (Cal) 1

    Records: Cal 9-2 (3-1 in MPSF); USC 7-3 (1-1 in MPSF)