No. 1 UCLA falls to No. 2 California in overtime, 10-9

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LOS ANGELES — No. 1 UCLA (19-2, 1-1 MPSF) dropped its second game by one goal this season, falling to No. 2 California (17-1, 1-1 MPSF) on Saturday afternoon at Dirks Pool in Spieker Aquatics Center. UCLA dropped to 90-75-1 all-time in the series against the Golden Bears.

UCLA jumped out to a 3-0 lead late in the first period, but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter, just as it suffered its only other loss of the 2022 campaign. The Bruins had just four players score in the game, led by the super senior Jake Cavanaugh four goals in the season. Senior Tommy Gruwell and a redshirt junior Jack Larsen each scored twice for UCLA. Super senior Evan Rosenfeld contributed one goal for the Bruins.

Senior Bernardo Maurizi started in the cage and went on to record a season-high 15 saves and one steal while scoring 10 goals.

Max Casabella led California with four goals, while Adrian Weinberg had 14 saves and gave up nine goals for UCLA.

> UCLA outscored California 3-0 to take the lead in the second period.
> Larsen got the Bruins on the board first with a power play goal (6:06) from sophomore Chase Dodd.
> Cavano then scored from the frontcourt (5:18) off a feed from freshman Gray Carson to make it 2-0.
> Rosenfeld ended the scoring with the first (0:59) assist from Gruwell.

> California outscored the Bruins 5-3 in the second quarter shootout to pull within one goal at 6-5 at the break.
> The Golden Bears scored the first two goals of the second period (5:29 and 4:15), but Gruwell scored on a counterattack (2:58) to keep the lead at 4-2.
> The two teams on a swing battled for the remainder of the period. Cal scored on the power play (2:18), but Cavan’s power play goal (1:44) made it 5-3.
> Cal scored from the frontcourt (1:26), but Gruwell scored on the power play (0:54) to make it 6-4.
> The Golden Bears scored the last goal of the second period (0:32) and then got a UCLA 7-on-6 opportunity to end the first half.

> UCLA’s defense returned to form as the Bruins outscored California 2-1 in the third to take an 8-6 lead.
> Larsen scored his second goal on the power play (5:08) off a feed from junior Makot Kenney to put the Bruins up 7-5.
> Cavano completed his hat trick with a frontcourt goal (3:33) to put UCLA up 8-5.
> California converted a penalty shot (3:22) on its next possession to end the scoring in the third.

> California outscored UCLA 2-0 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime tied 8-8 at the end of regulation.
> Both goals of the Golden Bears in the fourth came evenly (2:16 and 0:19).

> California outshot UCLA 1-0 in the first overtime and took its first lead of the game on the power play (1:02) at 9-8.

> Both teams fought for a 1:1 draw in the second overtime and secured a 10:9 final.
> Cavano scored his fourth goal of the game on a penalty kick drawn by redshirt sophomore Gianpiero Di Martire (1:16) to tie the game at 9-9.
> Nikolaos Papanikolaou scored Cal’s game-winning goal with 0:15 left. The Bruins were able to tie the game with two shots in the final seconds.

The Bruins will return to action on Saturday, November 5th at 12:00 PM at Loyola Marymount to close out the non-conference portion of the 2022 schedule.

No. 2 California at No. 1 UCLA (MPSF Game)

No. 2 California 0 5 1 2 2 2 10
No. 1 UCLA 3 3 2 0 0 0 9

6×5 – UCLA – 4/15 – CAL – 3/10
Penalties – UCLA – 1/2 – CAL – 1/1

CAL Objectives: Max Casabella 4, Nikolaos Papanikolaou 2, Roberto Valera 1, Garrett Dunn 1, Nik Mirkovic 1, Jack Deely 1
CAL saves: Adrian Weinberg 14

UCLA Goals: Jake Cavanaugh 4, Tommy Gruwell 2, Jack Larsen 2, Evan Rosenfeld 1
UCLA stores: Bernardo Maurizi 15


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