UC Irvine's seven third-quarter goals propel Anteaters to upset of No. 4 Cal
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- UC Irvine capitalized on a seven-goal outburst in the third quarter to defeat No. 4 California 13-11 in the SoCal Tournament at Dos Pueblos High School Saturday.
Trailing 6-5 at halftime, the fifth-ranked Anteaters outscored the Bears 7-2 in the third quarter to take a 12-8 lead entering the final period.
In the third quarter, Bojan Hrlec scored three goals while Mitch Wise and Jacob Mourer had two apiece. Mourer scored to tie the game at 6-6 with Hrlec and Wise following on consecutive goals to give the 'Eaters an 8-6 lead.
Cal cut the margin to 8-7 before Hrlec and Mourer answered to put UCI up 10-7. After Cal scored to pull the match within two, Wise and Hrlec scored late in the quarter for the 12-8 UCI lead.
The Bears pulled back within two in the fourth quarter before Pablo Carballo scored for the 'Eaters with 1:56 left to help seal the victory.
For the game, Hrlec led UCI with four goals, Mourer had three while Wise and Chris Swieca added two each.
Collin Smith led Cal with three goals.
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