By defeating Brown and Johns Hopkins yesterday, the UCLA Men’s Water Polo team extended its winning streak to 40 games.
The game against #14 Brown, which was originally listed on the Water Polo schedule as an exhibition game turned out to be a real game, not an exhibition. Well, in a way, I guess you could call it an exhibition...a scoring exhibition by UCLA.
Junior Alex Roelse led the team with four goals while Joey Fuentes put three in the net for a hat trick. A total of 9 different Bruins scored to give UCLA the 17-2 win.
Alec Zwaneveld, Jack Grover, Joey Fuentes, Matt Farmer, and David Stiling all scored twice each.
Because UCLA led 14-4 after three quarters, the Bruins elected to pull their goalie during the fourth quarter to work on team defense without a goalie. That allowed Johns Hopkins to add 4 empty net goals in the fourth while the Bruins scored 6 to make the final 20-8.
This morning, UCLA is back in the pool and live on ESPNU as the Bruins take on host Princeton at 9 am PT. After Princeton, UCLA takes on St. Francis at 11:45 am PT. Going in to today’s action, the Bruins are just ten wins short of tying the UCLA record for most consecutive wins.