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UCLA Men’s Water Polo loses to freaking U$C, 4-7

That damned goalkeeper.

U$C beat UCLA in Water Polo to take their fourth national title in a row. The Bruins had a difficult time scoring against the $C defense, which was quick to the ball (is that what Water Polo people call it?) while their goalie managed save after save after save to ruin any chances UCLA had of coming back after being down 6-3 entering the fourth period.

The UCLA offense held its own for long stretches, namely in the third quarter, where, in six and a half minutes, no goal was scored by either team. That was until U$C broke the drought and scored to put them up 7-3.

UCLA misses out on a chance to score 108 national championships, and currently have 12 more NCAA titles than U$C does at 95.

Of course, there is no word on whether the $C goalkeeper was paid to come to $C to anchor the Tr-ho-jans probably-always-crappy defense.

UCLA played well enough to get to this stage, which is more than what we can say for other facets of the school (cough, football, basketball, cough). They played their asses off and deserve recognition regardless.

Nice work, Bruins. Get ’em next year.

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UCLA Men’s Water Polo is going to play “USC” for the National Championship

OK, so this isn't the game against UCSD, but you find some UCLA Men's Water Polo photos easily!

UCLA’s Water Polo team obliterated UCSD — our friends from down south — by a score of 10-1.

Well, it wasn’t as much of an obliteration as it was a dominating effort that got going really late in the game.

As the Daily Bruin reports, the game was really slow. The first half finished with a score of 4-1, where four of those goals (one from UCSD, four from the Bruins).

Of course, UCLA exploded late in the game in the third quarter to go up 9-1, essentially closing out the Tritons early to focus on their next opponents: U$C.

Incredibly, this is the fourth time UCLA will play U$C this season. The first two contests saw  UCLA fall to $C in close matchups (with scores of 10-8 and 9-6). The last game these two played? It was for the conference title, last week, where UCLA beat $C 10-9 in overtime.

So what’s at stake? A national title, as this is the NCAA tournament. U$C has apparently won the national title four times in a row, but there is no word on whether the school has injected steroids or genetic traits common in fish into their players. Given that school’s track record, who knows?

UCLA is currently riding a four-game win streak, with their last loss coming to U$C.

Get ’em, Bruins!