Top 10 Roundup
No. 3 Pacific takes down No. 12 St. Francis, improving to 3-0
No. 1 Southern California 17, No. 11 UC San Diego 5
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- No. 1 Southern California beat its highest-ranked opponent of 2013 and grabbed victory against UC San Diego to add to the Trojans' growing win streak.
The Trojans rolled out ahead of UC San Diego with an 8-0 scoring surge that saw USC blank the Tritons in the first frame thanks in part to a first-period hat trick from Mace Rapsey. Teammates Kostas Genidounias and Connor Virjee, meanwhile, would plug in a goal in each of the first three periods en route to hat tricks of their own on the day.
UCSD got on the board midway through the second, but USC responded with three in a row. Virjee's third of the day opened the second half and put the Trojans ahead 11-1. USC would dump in five goals in the third while building a 15-4 lead before capping the game off with two final goals from Rex Butler and Mac Carden to wrap a 17-5 final.
In the cage, USC goalie James Clark went the distance and finished with nine saves in USC's fifth consecutive win of 2013.
No. 1 Southern California 24, Pomona-Pitzer 6
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Win number six came at the expense of Pomona-Pitzer, which saw the Trojan build up a 15-4 halftime advantage and later shut out the Sagehens in the fourth to claim a 24-6 final victory.
Vavic and Mac Carden led the charge with four goals apiece in that one. USC took a 5-0 start to the game thanks to back-to-back strikes from Marc Vonderweidt and scores from Vavic, Jeremy Davie and Ivan Kustic. That set the tone for the Trojans, who finished the win with 13 different scorers, while goalie Paul Mitre went the distance for seven saves in the victory.
No. 2 UCLA 19, No. 18 Redlands 2
REDLANDS, Calif. -- No. 2 UCLA improved to 5-0 on the season with a 19-2 win against No. 18 Redlands at the Inland Empire Classic. Junior Paul Reynolds, sophomore Anthony Daboub and redshirt freshman Alec Zwaneveld each scored hat tricks in the victory. It was Daboub's first game of the season after missing the first four due to injury.
The Bruins were 3-for-6 on power plays and converted on their only penalty shot while the Bulldogs were 1-for-5 on power plays and 0-for-1 on penalty shots.
Redshirt freshman Garrett Danner started in goal and played the first three quarters, registering six saves. Redshirt junior James Hartshorne played the fourth quarter and wasn't credited with any saves, but did have one assist and one steal.
No. 2 UCLA 20, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3
REDLANDS, Calif. -- No. 2 UCLA improved to 6-0 on the season with a 20-3 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at the Inland Empire Classic. Junior Daniel Lenhart and freshman Ryder Roberts each scored hat tricks for the Bruins. A total of 13 different players scored for UCLA.
The Bruins were 5-for-7 on power plays while the Stags were 2-for-7 on power plays. Neither team attempted a penalty shot.
Redshirt freshman Garrett Danner started in goal and played the first quarter, registering three saves. Junior Stephen White played the final three quarters and was credited with seven stops and one steal.
No. 2 UCLA 27, Whittier 2
REDLANDS, Calif. -- UCLA improved to 7-0 on the season with a 27-2 win against Whittier on Saturday afternoon in the Bruins' final game of the Inland Empire Classic. Sophomore Danny McClintick led UCLA with a season-high four goals. A total of 13 different players scored for UCLA, including eight players with multiple scores.
The Bruins were 3-for-3 on power plays and converted their only penalty shot. Whittier was 2-for-9 on power plays and did not attempt a penalty shot.
Redshirt freshman Garrett Danner started in goal and played the first half, registering three saves. Junior Stephen White played the final third quarter and was credited with two stops while redshirt junior James Hartshorne played the fourth quarter and also made two saves.
No. 3 Pacific 18, No. 12 St. Francis 6
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Pacific downed No. 12 Saint Francis (N.Y.), 18-6, Saturday morning at Brown's Bruno Fall Invitational. Senior Balasz Erdelyi paced the Tigers with four more goals, while senior Goran Tomasevic also added four.
Alex Obert chipped in three goals, as did Kevin Oliveria, while Aleksander Petrovic scored twice and Sean Grady and Casey Fleming each tallied once.
Pacific jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter on three goals by Erdelyi. St. Francis pulled within 9-3 at the close of the second quarter, but would get no closer as Oliveria, Petrovic and Tomasevic tallied goals for a 14-4 lead. Pacific posted six fourth-quarter goals for the 12-goal victory.
The Tigers are now 3-0 on the young season, outscoring opponents 60-19.
Concordia (Calif.) 10, No. 6 Long Beach State 9
LA VERNE, Calif. -- Long Beach State dropped its first game of the day against Concordia (Calif.) by a slim margin, ultimately losing 10-9.
Long Beach State and Concordia were evenly matched throughout the day, with each team scoring two goals in the first period, but the 49ers pulled ahead to take a 5-4 lead at halftime. However, Concordia pulled even with the 49ers in the third period, and then outscored Long Beach State 3-2 in the fourth to score a 10-9 upset.
No. 6 Long Beach State 12, Chapman 5
LA VERNE, Calif. -- In Long Beach State's Saturday afternoon game, the 49ers rolled out to a 4-2 lead after the first period, and then held Chapman scoreless in the second quarter while taking a 7-2 lead into halftime. In the second half, Long Beach State continued to hold the edge, and finished off the day with a 12-5 win.
No. 7 UC Santa Barbara 16, Whittier 7
REDLANDS, Calif. -- The Gauchos prevailed against Whittier 16-7 in their first game Saturday.
In the contest against Whittier (2-3), UCSB jumped out to an early lead with a 7:51 goal by senior captain Matt Gronow. With constant offensive pressure, the Gauchos cruised to a comfortable 8-4 lead at the half. The third period was highlighted by junior Bryce Miller as he netted two goals. The Gauchos won their first game of the invitational by the score of 16-7.
No. 7 UC Santa Barbara 17, Redlands 8
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Shortly after its the win against Whittier, Santa Barbara was set to face off against the Redlands (1-5).
Much like the first match of the day, the Gauchos jumped to an early lead with an early goal by Derek Shoemaker followed by two goals from Eric Van de Mortel and one score from Tyler Martin. At halftime, UCSB held a 10-3 lead. The Gauchos finished off the match as the team won comfortably, 17-8.
No. 7 UC Santa Barbara 19, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Facing off against Claremont Mudd Scripps (0-5), the Gauchos looked to wrap up its day with another win.
Santa Barbara got off to another fast start as the team jumped out to a 4-0 lead within the opening minutes. Junior transfer Kevin Cappon looked stellar, netting a hat trick within the first four minutes of the match. Kappon was not the only player with a hat trick as Matt Gronow and freshman attacker Nick Wiley also posted hat tricks of their own. With the offensive firepower, the Gauchos concluded its winning day with a 19-9 victory against Claremont Mudd Scripps.
Loyola Marymount 10, No. 8 Pepperdine 9
LOS ANGELES -- In a game fitting of a rivalry, the first Wells Fargo PCH Cup battle of the season featuring Loyola Marymount and No. 8 Pepperdine, had a little of everything, including a pair of endings that produced the same results - an LMU win.
The young Lions picked up a huge win, playing the final 1:30 of the game twice to earn a 10-9 win against the eighth-ranked Waves in front of a Burns Aquatics Center Crowd on Saturday afternoon.
Senior goalie Gavyn Wild, who redshirted last season, had the best game of his career, earning 10 saves, including two on penalty shots.
Sophomore Milutin Mitrovic scored four goals while freshman Cory McGee added a pair for the Lions (2-3). The Waves (2-1) were led by Danny Whites four goals.
With 1:34 to play and the Lions holding onto a 10-7 lead, LMU was called for a five-meter penalty and a misconduct. What should have been two penalty shots for the Waves was called as just one. The game was played to a 10-8 result.
After the game concluded, the referees noticed the error and under the rules, went back to the point of the game the mistake was made, reverting back to 1:34 to play and score 10-7.
Pepperdine was then awarded both penalty shots and White capitalized on both to cut the lead to 10-9. The Lions then held on defensively to officially earn the win 10-9.
No. 9 UC Irvine 24, La Verne 3
LA VERNE, Calif. -- Fifteen different UC Irvine players scored in the Anteaters' 24-3 win against host La Verne in the Inland Empire Classic at the Las Flores Pool.
Jacob Mourer, Blake Terry and Chris Swieca scored three goals apiece while Alan Robertson, Mitch Wise and Tyler Mancuso notched a pair each for the ninth-ranked 'Eaters, who improved to 5-0 on the season.
Alex Kazmier played the first half in goal and recorded five saves while Dylan Peterson played the second half and registered four stops.
Bryan Jiminez led the Leopards with two goals.
No. 9 UC Irvine 13, Cal Baptist 4
LA VERNE, Calif. -- Mitch Wise scored four goals and Tyler Mancuso registered three as ninth-ranked UC Irvine topped California Baptist 13-4 in the Inland Empire Classic at La Verne's Las Flores Pool Saturday afternoon.
Bojan Hrlec added a pair of goals and Michael Bailey had 15 saves in goal for the 'Eaters, who improved to 6-0 on the season.
Cody Wetherbee led the Lancers with two goals.
UCI led 8-4 after three quarters and added five unanswered goals in the final period.