Men’s NCAA Water Polo Championships Semi Finals Photo Vault

It’s day one of the two day men’s NCAA water polo tournament hosted by U.C. San Diego. In the first game UCLA defeated UCSD to advance to the finals with a score of 15-6.  The host Triton’s came out strong but ultimately could hang with the power of UCLA who was undefeated in conference play.  Game two match USC against Stanford in much closer game.  With :30 left in regulation USC scored to tie the game at 9 sending it into overtime.  After two overtime periods the game remained tied but in the sudden victory period USC scored and advanced to the finals.

Sports photographer Mike Lewis was on hand and captured these images from today’s games.

Stanford players get psyched before the match up with USC (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Stanford players get psyched before the match up with USC (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

David Higginson for UCSD (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

David Higginson for UCSD (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UC San Diego's Josh Stiling up for the shot (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UC San Diego’s Josh Stiling up for the shot (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UCSD goalie Cameron Ravanbach blocks out (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UCSD goalie Cameron Ravanbach blocks out (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC's Marc Vonderweidt wins the sprints (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC’s Marc Vonderweidt wins the sprints (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC Cheerleaders at men's NCAA Water Polo Championships at UCSD (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC Cheerleaders at men’s NCAA Water Polo Championships at UCSD (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Stanford's Jackson Kimbell takes a shot (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Stanford’s Jackson Kimbell takes a shot (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC's Rex Butler (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

USC’s Rex Butler (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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UCSD goalie Cameron Ravanbach (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UCSD goalie Cameron Ravanbach (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UCLA 15 over UCSD 6 in game one of the semi finals (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

UCLA 15 over UCSD 6 in game one of the semi finals (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

 

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irving beazley

would be fun to see a photo of the cheering crowd, at least once? or a band?

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