No. 6 UC Irvine Holds Off No. 8 UC Santa Barbara 8-7 in Non-Conference Action

Sept. 20, 2007

IRVINE, Calif. - Senior Tim Hutten scored four goals as sixth-ranked UC Irvine held off No. 8 UC Santa Barbara, 8-7, in non-conference men's water polo at Anteater Pool Thursday night.

Senior Colin Mello added a pair of goals as UCI improved to 4-2 on the season. Milos Golic led the Gauchos (10-5) with four goals.

The Anteaters led 5-3 at halftime and took an 8-5 on Hutten's fourth goal of the game with 6:51 left in regulation before UCSB edged back on goals by Ross Sinclair at 2:56 and Golic with 12 seconds remaining.

UCSB travels to the Long Beach State Mini-Tournament this weekend. On Sunday, the Gauchos will play its annual Alumni Game at Campus Pool.

UCSB    1 - 2 - 2 - 2 --- 7
UCI     2 - 3 - 2 - 1 --- 8

UCSB: Milos Golic 4, Ross Sinclair, Stefan Partelow, Zsombor Vincze.

UCI: Tim Hutten 4, Colin Mello 2, Brandon Johnson, Cole Bitter.

Saves: Rick Wright (UCSB) 7; Matt Garcia (UCI) 6.

Records: No. 8 UCSB is 10-5 overall; No. 6 UC Irvine is 4-2