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    Pacific Men's Water Polo: No. 7 Pacific Travels to No. 11 UC Davis, Hosts No. 2 UCLA

    Oct 6, 2010

    Entering this week of action, Pacific's men's water polo team remains at the No. 7 spot in the latest poll released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The Tigers have been holding steady at No. 7 for five consecutive weeks since being ranked No. 10 in the 2010 preseason poll.

    UC Davis Rematch
    The Tigers last faced regional opponent No. 11 UC Davis during the 2009 season at Chris Kjeldsen Pool. In the game, Pacific let an 8-7 lead slip away during the third quarter, as the Aggies tied the game at eight all with a goal with 1:19 remaining on the clock. UC Davis then added another late goal in the quarter to take the 9-8. UC Davis went on shutout Pacific in the final quarter while tallying two goals for an 11-8 final score.

    Tigers against the Bruins in 2010
    Pacific's home opener against UCLA will be the third time this season the Tigers have faced off against UCLA. The first meeting between the two at the NorCal Tournament on Saturday, September 18, resulted in a 10-7 loss for the Tigers. Two weeks later In the next meeting between the two MPSF opponents on October 2, Pacific trailed UCLA 2-1 entering the second quarter when senior Austin Delong (Houston, Texas) tied the game at two goals apiece at the 7:21 mark. The Tigers then took the 3-2 lead on a goal from senior Joey Gullikson (Sonoma, Calif.) with 6:32 remaining in the half. The Bruins countered with two consecutive goals at the 6:05 and 5:03 marks to regain the one point advantage, but junior Daniel Lungu (Netanya, Israel) countered with a goal at the 4:33 point to tie the game at 4-4. However the Tigers could not regain the lead and ultimately fell to UCLA, 13-11.

    Pacific takes on No. 11 UC Davis on Friday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in Davis, Calif. The Tigers return home on Sunday, October 10 to host No. 2 UCLA at noon at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.

    Social Networking
    Fans of Pacific's men's water polo team can now follow the Tigers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pacificmenswaterpolo.

    CWPA Top 20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    Sept. 29 Poll

    Points

    1

    University of Southern California

    1

    100

    2

    University of California, Los Angeles

    2

    95

    3

    University of California, Irvine

    5

    87

    4

    University of California

    3

    86

    5

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    6

    82

    6

    Stanford University

    4

    75

    7

    University of the Pacific

    7

    71

    8

    Long Beach State University

    8

    65

    9

    University of California, San Diego

    13

    58

    10

    Loyola Marymount University

    10

    53

    11

    University of California, Davis

    11

    49

    12

    Santa Clara University

    14

    47

    13

    Pepperdine University

    9

    43

    14

    St. Francis College (N.Y.)

    12

    32

    15

    California Baptist University

    15

    30

    16

    Concordia University (Calif.)

    17

    20

    17

    Princeton University

    16

    19

    18

    Pomona-Pitzer Colleges

    20

    18

    19

    United States Naval Academy

    18

    14

    20

    Brown University

    19

    9

    RV

    Whittier College

    RV

    1

    RV

    Bucknell University

    RV

    1