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March 29, 2002
HONOLULU - The UC Irvine women's water polo team was outscored, 9-2, in the final three periods and lost 11-5 to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation host Hawaii Thursday. The Anteaters (6-14, 1-5 in the MPSF) built a 3-2 lead after the first period, but Hawaii (9-8, 4-4) answered with its 9-2 run. Melissa Fernandez led UCI with two goals, while goalie Sunceray Chamblee recorded 10 saves. MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION Hawaii 11, UC Irvine 5 UC Irvine 3 0 1 1 - 5 Hawaii 2 2 3 4 - 11 UCI - Fernandez 2, Horman 1, Wedemeyer 1. Saves - Chamblee 10. Hawaii - Garner-Prohs 5, Cruti 1, Van Hoff 1, Molina 1, Novick 1, Tarayao 1, Schiman 1. Saves - Tackaberry 7, Hahn 1.
NEWS
September 23, 2001
STOCKTON - Senior Chris Kirchwehm scored three goals to lead No. 7 UC Irvine over 10th-ranked Pacific, 9-6, in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener for both teams Saturday. Sophomore Garrett Gentry, a product of Corona del Mar High, and freshman Dreason Barry added two goals each for the Anteaters, who jumped to a 5-0 lead late in the second quarter. Junior goalie Doug Finfrock had eight saves for UCI, which improved to 1-1 overall. The Anteaters play at top-ranked Stanford today, starting at noon.
SPORTS
November 4, 2005
IRVINE -- Tim Hutten scored four goals as the Anteaters held off a late rally to defeat Long Beach State, 10-7, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo match on Thursday. UCI (13-10, 3-2 in conference) led by as many as four goals, taking a 6-2 lead on Hutten's penalty shot, before the 49ers rallied to get within a goal at 7-6. Hutten responded with a goal with 6:14 remaining and the Anteaters were able to pull away. Joe Wynne recorded 10 saves in goal for UCI, ranked No. 6 in the nation.
SPORTS
October 23, 2005
college roundup from satIRVINE -- Bolstered by a career-high 20 saves by senior goalie Nate Bennett, the No. 2-ranked California men's water polo team defeated No. 7 UC Irvine, 9-2, Saturday afternoon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Junior Tim Hutten finally got the Anteaters (10-9, 1-1 in the MPSF) on the scoreboard in the third quarter, but not until the Bears had scored the first six goals of the match. UC Irvine senior Dreason Barry added a goal with 6:01 left in the fourth period.
SPORTS
February 21, 2011
IRVINE — Carson Clark had 22 kills and Jordan DuFault added 20 to help host UC Irvine earn a 25-22, 26-24, 21-25, 26-24 win over Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Monday. Cory Yoder had 15 kills and Anthony Spittle had 54 assists for No. 7-ranked UCI (9-8, 6-5 in conference). No. 10-ranked Hawaii is 6-8, 4-5.
SPORTS
January 29, 2009
Five former local high school standouts are expected to be in action tonight for No. 8-ranked UCLA when it plays No. 4 UC Irvine in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s volleyball match at the Bren Events Center at 7. Freshman opposite Kyle Caldwell, sophomore quick hitter Weston Dunlap, junior outside hitter Brett Perrine and senior quick hitter Jamie Diefenbach play for the Bruins (4-4, 2-2 in the MPSF). The Anteaters (7-2, 3-1) are also expected to face Corona del Mar graduate Ted Slaughter, a sophomore quick hitter.
NEWS
November 4, 2002
UC Irvine senior Jeff Powers scored with 1:18 left in the third quarter to break a 4-4 tie and the Anteaters held on for a 5-4 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo victory over visiting University of the Pacific Sunday. Powers' second goal of the game was the only score by either team in the second half as UCI improved to 12-7, 3-3 in conference. Sophomore Dreason Barry also netted a pair of goals for the Anteaters and senior goalie Doug Finfrock collected six saves, including five in the second half.
SPORTS
October 30, 2006
  WOMEN'S SOCCER Cal State Fullerton 4, UC Irvine 0 IRVINE — The Anteaters completed their season with the Big West Conference clash Sunday, finishing 3-13-1, 0-7 in conference. Cal State Fullerton improved to 9-7-2, 4-2-1. UCI did not score a goal in seven conference matches and was blanked 12 times in 2006. MEN'S WATER POLO USC 16, UC Irvine 6 IRVINE — Anteaters' sophomore Cole Bielskis scored two goals against the top-ranked Trojans in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Saturday.
SPORTS
April 13, 2006
NORTHRIDGE ? The No. 1-ranked UC Irvine men's volleyball team took down Cal State Northridge, 30-27, 30-24, 30-24, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Wednesday night. It marked the 20th consecutive victory for the Anteaters, who halted Northridge's seven-match winning streak and improved to 26-3 overall, 19-2 in conference. Three UC Irvine players were in double figures in kills, including Matt Webber (12), Paul Spittle (11) and Jayson Jablonsky (10). Brent Asuka added a match-high 10 digs.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | April 10, 2014
Two of the hottest men's volleyball teams in the country square off Friday night at the Bren Events Center, when No. 6-ranked UC Irvine plays host to No. 4-ranked Stanford at 7 p.m. Coach David Kniffin's Anteaters (17-9, 14-8 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) have won three straight matches and eight of their last nine. They currently sit in a fourth-place tie with UC Santa Barbara. Stanford (18-7, 15-7) has nine consecutive wins and is looking to solidify third place and potentially challenge Pepperdine (16-6 in conference)
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SPORTS
February 18, 2014
UC Irvine junior Zack La Cavera was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's volleyball after leading the Anteaters to a pair of home wins over top-five opponents last week. The 6-foot-4 opposite recorded 17 kills, three digs, three blocks, and one ace in a five-game win over then-No. 5 USC. He pounded five kills in both the second and third set to put UCI in position to win the match. La Cavera had another 17-kill night against then-No. 3 Pepperdine, nine coming in the opening set. He hit .448 against the Waves, adding two aces, two digs and two blocks.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 1, 2014
IRVINE — For the second time in six days, UC Irvine, last season's top team, met UCLA, the current No. 1 team in men's volleyball. Five days after losing in three sets at UCLA, the Anteaters played host to the Bruins. The Anteaters didn't go down so quickly in the rematch, but UCLA proved to be the better side again. In a key Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match, UCLA defeated the No. 8 Anteaters, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18, at Bren Events Center on Saturday night. The Bruins continued to roll.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | December 6, 2013
While covering sports in Newport-Mesa is usually always engaging, some stretches are more memorable than others. I had one dramatic seven-day run recently that will stick with me for a while. It began on Nov. 23, when the Vanguard University women's soccer team used penalty kicks to advance past Columbia (Missouri) in the first round of the NAIA Tournament at Vanguard. The next day, UC Irvine scored in the final two seconds to eliminate North Carolina, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament at UCI. Two days later, the Orange Coast College women's soccer squad tied the score with 40 seconds left in the second overtime, then prevailed in PKs against Los Angeles Pierce to advance to the third round of the Southern California Regional playoffs at OCC. Finally, the Friday following Thanksgiving, I witnessed the UCI women's basketball team lead early, then rally late with a stirring finish to defeat host Loyola Marymount, 63-60.
SPORTS
November 9, 2013
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Vanguard 93, Bethesda 67 Samantha Doucette scored 24 points and Taylor Belmont added 21 points and 12 assists for the Lions in the nonconference game Saturday night at the Pit. Melissa Norman contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Nicole Ballestero and Jordie Smith scored 10 points each for Vanguard (2-0), which led, 54-24, at halftime. Bethesda is 0-3. — MEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 11, UC San Diego 10 Freshman Kyle Trush scored the game-wining goal with 17 seconds left to lift the host Anteaters in the nonconference game Saturday.
SPORTS
June 6, 2013
UC Irvine's David Kniffin was named Coach of the Year in men's volleyball by Volleyball Magazine after guiding the Anteaters to their second straight NCAA title in his first season at the helm. Also recognized in the publication's June edition were senior outside hitter Kevin Tillie (first-team All-American), sophomore libero Michael Brinkley and junior middle blocker Collin Mehring (second-team All-Americans) and junior middle blocker Scott Kevorken (third-team All-American). Kniffin became only the second coach in the 44-year history of NCAA men's volleyball to coach a team to the NCAA championship in his first season.
SPORTS
May 1, 2013
The USC women's water polo team defeated Stanford, 11-7, on Sunday to win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in Berkeley. The next day, the Trojans were awarded the top seed for the NCAA Championship, which begins May 10 and is hosted by Harvard. USC (24-1) features junior co-captain Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Harbor High) and seniors Nicolina McCall (Newport Harbor) and Chelsea Silvers (Newport Beach-Mater Dei). Gilchrist is the second-leading scorer (41 goals)
SPORTS
April 19, 2013
UC Irvine senior Kevin Tillie and sophomore Michael Brinkley have been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation to lead four Anteaters recognized by men's volleyball coaches. Juniors Collin Mehring and Scott Kevorken were second-team honorees for No. 3-ranked UCI (22-6, 18-6 in conference), which tied for second in the MPSF and is the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament. UCI plays host to No. 7-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. UCSB (15-15, 11-13)
SPORTS
April 10, 2013
UC Irvine freshman Kyle Russell has been named National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. after helping the Anteaters earn a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victories last week. The 6-foot-9 Russell had a career-high 14 kills with just one error on 17 attempts for a .765 hitting percentage in a sweep of visiting Stanford on Friday. He added four digs and three blocks. In a sweep of visiting Pacific on Saturday, Russell had 10 kills, two aces and a career-best five kills.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013
UC Irvine junior Mitch Wise was named third-team All-American for the second straight season by the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Wise scored 62 goals for the Anteaters in 2012 and ranked seventh in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a scoring average of 2.48 per game. Wise, from Beaverton, Ore. has scored 162 goals in three seasons with UCI, which finished 14-12. Junior Bojan Hrlec, who led UCI with 63 goals in 2012, received honorable mention in the All-American voting.
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