Sept. 25, 1999
STANFORD, Calif. - UCLA's Sean Kern scored the game-winning goal with 22 seconds to play to lift the third-ranked Bruin water polo team to a 6-5 victory over previously unbeaten Stanford in a MPSF game Saturday at deGuerre Pool.
Kern had earlier pulled UCLA to within one goal, 3-2, with one second to play in the third period.
UCLA tied the game at 3-3 with 6:17 to play on a goal by Adam Wright. Pasi Dutton then hit a two-point goal for Stanford to give the Cardinal a 5-3 lead. Mark Armato tied the game at 5-5 with a two-point goal with 4:29 to play, setting up the winning goal by Kern.
A defensive struggle dominated play in the first half as UCLA held a 1-0 halftime lead. Stanford exploded for three points in the third period to take a 3-1 lead, its biggest margin of the game.
Stanford, 6-1, hosts fourth-ranked UC Irvine on Sunday at noon at deGuerre Pool.
Stanford (6-1, 0-1) 0 0 3 2 = 5 UCLA (5-1, 1-0) 1 0 1 4 = 6
Stanford scorers: Skaalen 2 (1, 2-point goal), Dutton 2 (1, 2-point goal), Joy 1 UCLA scorers: Armato 3 (1, 2-point goal), Kern 2, Wright 1 Goalie saves: Ellis (S) 14, Bonderson (UCLA) 8