The win gives Cal Poly (11-2-6) an automatic berth into the NCAA
Anteaters edge UCSB
* WATER POLO: UC Irvine junior Dreason Barry and sophomore Colin
Mello scored three goals each to lead the No. 5-ranked Anteaters past
No. 7 UC Santa Barbara, 9-8, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
men's water polo game Sunday at the Anteater Aquatics Complex.
Sophomore Tim Hutten added two goals as UCI improved to 14-9, 4-2
in the MPSF.
The Anteaters broke a 5-5 halftime tie with a goal by Mello with
4:50 left in the third quarter. They added an extra-man goal by
Hutten with 1:39 remaining in the period.
Senior Cameron Bassett scored with 5:28 left in the fourth quarter
to give UCI an 8-5 lead, but UCSB drew to within 8-7.
Mello gave the Anteaters a 9-7 lead on a power-play score with 53
seconds remaining to seal UCI's sixth win in its last seven games.
UCI junior goalie Joe Wynne had eight saves.
Ross Sinclair, a sophomore driver out of Newport Harbor High, had
one goal for the Gauchos.
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
UC Irvine 9, UC Santa Barbara 8
Score by Quarters
UCSB 2 3 0 3 -- 8
UC Irvine 2 3 2 2 -- 9
UC Santa Barbara -- Schoneberger 2, Alexander 1,
Dale 1, French 1, Sinclair 1, Gronow 1, Muenter 1.
Saves Bonafede 9. UC Irvine -- Barry 3, Mello 3,
Hutten 2, Bassett 1. Saves -- Wynne 8.
UCI duo loses final
* TENNIS: UC Irvine senior Brian Morton's bid to win a second
doubles title in three years at the Southern California
intercollegiates, failed Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Morton, a Corona del Mar High product, and Anteater senior Ryusuke
Kashiwabara, the No. 4 seed, fell to top-seeded Alberto Francis and
Kris Swinta from UCLA, 8-6, in the title match.
The Anteaters concluded their fall season and will begin the
dual-match season Jan. 17 when they host Air Force.