Nov. 1, 1997
Men's Water Polo Defeats No. 8 UC San Diego
LOS ANGELES -- The No. 2 USC water polo team put together a dominant performance, led by senior driver Simun Cimerman's four points, and routed No. 8 UC San Diego, 14-5, on Saturday at the McDonald's Swim Stadium.
USC improves to 13-4 overall, while UC San Diego falls to 10-10.
Cimerman scored a two-pointer just 24 seconds into the game and scored all four of his points as the Trojans built a 9-0 lead just before halftime. The Tritons finally got on the board with three seconds left in the first half on a goal by Romas Kudirka.
In the second half, the Trojans extended their lead to 14-2 before UC San Diego came back with the game's final three points.
USC travels to UC Santa Barbara on Sunday (Nov. 2) for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at noon.
UCSD 0 1 1 3 -- 5 USC 4 5 4 1 -- 14 UCSD Goals: Romas Kudirka 2, Chris Proietti 1 (one 2-pointer), Adam Bollenbach 1. USC Goals: Simun Cimerman 3 (one 2-pointer), Luke Daniels 2, Sean Stuart 1 (one 2-pointer), J.J. Arden 1, James Castle 1, Sean Hylton 1, Mateo Juric 1, Grant McCann 1, Marko Pintaric 1. Goalie Saves: Patrick Beemer (UCSD) 2, Darin Smith (USC) 5, Ian Laughlin (USC) 2.