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Top-Ranked Stanford Water Polo Upset By No. 3 UCLA
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/25/1999

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


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