No. 6 Pepperdine Falls at No. 2 UCLA 12-7

James Perry scored twice at No. 2 UCLA Thursday

Oct. 25, 2012

WESTWOOD, CALIF. – No. 6 Pepperdine battled but could not slow a run by No. 2 UCLA early in the second half and dropped a 12-7 MPSF decision Thursday night at the Spieker Aquatics Center. The Waves (10-7, 2-2 MPSF) tied the contest in the second period, but could not seize a lead against the Bruins (20-2, 3-0 MPSF).

Pepperdine went scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 3-0 before bouncing back to tie the contest at 3-3 midway through the second quarter. UCLA seized control from there and ripped off five unanswered goals to take an 8-4 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bruins built their lead to 11-4 before Pepperdine closed the match on a modest 3-1 run.

Stephen Loomis (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo HS), James Perry (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte HS) and Ray McIntyre (Calabasas, Calif./Notre Dame HS) each recorded a pair of goals for the Waves. Loomis scored twice in the second, while Perry tallied both goals in the third frame. Nick Cooper (Clayton, Calif./De La Salle HS) scored in the second period.

Josh Samuels scored a match-high three goals to lead four Bruins with multi-goal nights.

Goalkeeper Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary) collected 13 saves, including eight in the first half.

Pepperdine wraps up its four-match road swing when it travels to Santa Barbara for a showdown at No. 3 UC Santa Barbara in MPSF action Saturday, October 27. Match time against the Gauchos is set for a noon start.

No. 6 Pepperdine at No. 2 UCLA
PEP – 0 – 3 – 1 – 3 - 7
UCLA – 2 – 3 – 3 – 4 - 12

Pepperdine Goals:
Stephen Loomis (2), James Perry (2), Ray McIntyre (2), Nick Cooper
Pepperdine Saves:
Bence Valics (13, 8-5)



UCLA Goals: Josh Samuels (3), Daniel Lenhart (2), Chris Wendt (2), Almone Barabino (2), Paul Reynolds, Chris Fahlsing, Dave Culpan
UCLA Saves:
Matt Rapacz (12, 5-7)


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