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Bruin Bites: Water Polo Stays Undefeated While Women’s and Men’s Soccer Notch Exciting Wins

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The Men’s Water Polo team increased its winning streak to 44 games on Saturday night while both the Women's and Men's Soccer teams won exciting games.

Women’s Soccer

The UCLA Women’s Soccer team defeated Long Beach State 2-1 last night to move to 6-2 as they completed non-conference play.

Amber Munerlyn scored the Bruins’ first goal in the first half, but Long Beach State tied the game early in the second half. At 56:57, Darian Jenkins scored what would prove to be the game winner.

The team begins conference play on Thursday night against Arizona State.

Men’s Soccer

The #7 Men’s Soccer team took on UCSB on Saturday night in Santa Barbara. The Gauchos led for most of the game after Kevin Feucht scored on a breakaway in the first half.

Brian Iloski scored the equalizer with just five seconds left in regulation on a free kick to force overtime. In OT, Abu Danladi passed to Jackson Yueill who raced toward the goal, shooting past UCSB goalkeeper Titouan LeRoux before bounding off the right post and into the goal for the game winner as the Bruins won 2-1.

Men’s Water Polo

The Men’s Water Polo team defeated #9 Pepperdine 9-3 at home on Friday night. Chancellor Ramirez scored a hat trick for the Bruins while Patrick Fellner added two including the eventual game winner. The win moved the team’s record to 10-0 on the season and extended the team’s winning streak to 43 games.

Saturday night, though, saw the Bruins challenged for the first time this season when they travelled to Long Beach State. The game appeared to be in hand as UCLA led 6-3 with about 6 minutes to go in the game, but, then, Long Beach State came roaring back to tie the game at 6-6 with just 8 seconds to play. The tying goal was a strange one as it first hit the crossbar but then bounced off the back of the head of Bruin goalkeeper Aleksander Ruzic and into the goal.

But, the Bruins came up big in OT as Ryder Roberts scored the only goal of the first overtime period and Patrick Fellner added an insurance goal in the second overtime period to give UCLA an 8-6 win. The team is now 11-0 on the season and has won 44 straight.

UCLA next heads to Northern California for the Mountain Pacific Invitational (formerly NorCal Invitational) where they are scheduled to play 5 games this weekend as the team continues to close in on the school record for most consecutive wins. The record is 50 in a row from 1964-1968.

Go Bruins!!!