November 24, 2002
Dreason Barry and Jeff Powers score three goals a piece to lead No. 6 UC Irvine to a 9-6 victory over No. 11 UC Santa Barbara Saturday at UCSB's Rec Cen Pool in a non-conference game. UCI dominated the first half, outscoring the Gauchos 5-1 as senior Jeff Powers found the back of the net three times. UC Santa Barbara, who had closed the gap to 8-4 to start the fourth quarter, scored two quick goals to begin the final period to make it 8-6, but UCI scored with two minutes remaining to seal the victory.
October 12, 2003
Jesse Smith and Josh Acosta scored three goals each to lead No. 3 Pepperdine past eighth-ranked UC Irvine, 11-6, in a nonconference men's water polo game at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu Saturday. Smith scored two of his goals in the first quarter as the Waves (10-2) built a 4-1 lead after one period. UCI's Phil Garcia scored both of his goals in the second quarter as the Anteaters (8-9) outscored Pepperdine 3-1 in that session to draw within 5-4 at halftime.
November 23, 2006
No one would think UC Irvine's biggest shark in the pool feared the sea. But Colin Mello did. Instead of bodysurfing with the rest of his water polo teammates, Mello stayed behind. The kid who grew up in the country in the Central Valley preferred playing in the sand to catching waves. "Colin was known for going out there and digging a hole," said UCI second-year head coach Marc Hunt. "He's finally kind of coming around." It took some time after spending so much of it the last three years at the beach with his team to face his phobia.
April 21, 2011
UC Irvine junior Carson Clark has been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men's volleyball for a third straight season. Clark, a 6-foot-5 opposite, is joined on the first-team by senior outside hitter Cory Yoder. Senior outside hitter Jordan DuFault is a repeat second-team honoree, while freshman middle blocker Scott Kevorken was named to the All-Freshman team. Clark is second in the MPSF in kills (4.55) and points (5.24) per set). He ranks fourth in aces per set (0.42)
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)
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)
May 1, 2012
UC Irvine head men's volleyball coach John Speraw was named 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year after capturing the MPSF Tournament and qualifying for the NCAA Championship. Speraw, in his 10th year at UCI, led the Anteaters to their fourth NCAA Championship appearance after the Anteaters won their second MPSF Tournament with a pair of five-set, come-from-behind wins in the semifinal and final. UCI was the fourth seed for the tournament, after finishing in a three-way tie for second a 17-5 record.
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.
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.
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.