Josh Samuels converted on a five-meter penalty shot with 2:04 in the sudden death overtime period to give third-ranked UCLA (16-2, 1-0 MPSF) a 10-9 men's water polo victory over No. 7 Cal (9-6, 0-2) at Spieker Aquatics Complex on Saturday.
The Bears' Giacomo Cupido was called for the foul while guarding UCLA's two-meter man, which enabled the Bruins to score on the penalty shot.
Cal forced sudden death when captain Marin Balarin (Berkeley High) scored off a Cupido assist with 1:02 left in the second, three-minute overtime period. The Bears led 4-0 after the first period. A four-goal third period enabled top-ranked USC (15-0, 2-0 MPSF) to break open a close men's water polo match as No. 5 Stanford (6-3, 0-1) fell 9-6 at Avery Aquatic Center. Alex Bowen scored twice for the Cardinal, and goalie Scott Platshon (Menlo School) made 16 saves against the conference's No. 1 offense. Kristina Graven had 20 kills and 20 digs, leading the Saint Mary's women's volleyball team (9-8, 4-2 WCC) to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-27, 25-16 victory at Loyola Marymount (10-8, 1-4). The Cal women's golf team finished Day 2 of the Liz Murphey Fall Preview by bettering its first-round score by six strokes and sat in 18th place at 606 in Athens, Ga. Jacqueline Williams shot a 1-over 73 for a 5-over 149. Auburn led at 4-over 580, and the Tigers' Marta Sanz was medalist at 4-under 140. Cal traveled two sides to the West Coast Rugby 7s Invitational hosted by Cal Poly, and both sides went 4-1. Saint Mary's, Santa Clara and the host school also had two teams in the 14-team event. Two late scores by Garrett Brewer gave the Gaels a 17-12 win over Cal I in one final. In the other pool, Cal II beat UCLA's top side 17-5.