No. 1 Cal Men’s Water Polo Gets By No. 13 UC San Diego

by SwimSwam 0

September 10th, 2022 NCAA/College Water Polo, Water Polo

Courtesy: Cal Athletics

BERKELEY – Senior Jack Deely had a nine-point game and sophomore Jordi Gascon came off the bench to register a career-high four goals, and the No. 1 Cal men’s water polo team got by No. 13 UC San Diego 19-15 on Saturday morning at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Sophomore Roberto Valera and freshman Albert Ponferrada each added two goals and four assists for the Bears (6-0), who scored three goals in a row bridging the third and fourth quarter to give themselves some breathing room against the Tritons.

Deely had four goals and five assists and Cal registered 11 steals as a team.

The Bears never trailed but UCSD stayed within two goals throughout the first half, and Cal led 10-9 at halftime. The Bears scored the first two goals of the second half but the Tritons stayed within striking distance until Cal’s late run made the difference.

The Bears will finish off a busy weekend in Berkeley when they host No. 9 Pepperdine on Sunday at 1 p.m.

No. 1 Cal 19, No. 13 UC San Diego 15
UCSD 3 6 4 2 – 15
Cal 4 6 6 3 – 19

UCSD Goals: Rhys Bugelli 5, Manuel Augusto 3, Vedran Latkovic 2, Luca Rago 2, Kaden Likins, Max Carrillo, Miles Wilson.
Cal Goals: Jack Deely 4, Jordi Gascon 4, Nikos Papanikolaou 3, Max Casabella 2, Albert Ponferrada 2, Roberto Valera 2, Joe MolinaJake Howerton.
UCSD Saves: Alexander Nemeth 6.
Cal Saves: Adrian Weinberg 6.

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