The UC Irvine water polo team, ranked third in the nation, geared up for a big weekend against Stanford (No. 1) and California (No. 2) by easily defeating Cal State Los Angeles, 16-2, in a nonconference match at Heritage Park in Irvine.
Junior Kevin Wood led the Anteaters (5-2) with five goals and senior Mike Doting added three. Juniors Tony Bell and John Redd each had two.
In Golden State Athletic Conference men's soccer:
Southern California 6, Christ College Irvine 0--Chris Zachariou scored twice to lead the Vanguards to a conference-opening victory. SCC is 3-6-1.
In nonconference men's soccer action:
Cal Baptist 5, Pacific Christian College 1--Scott McKinney was Pacific Christian's lone scorer as the school's record fell to 0-7. Cal Baptist is 5-3.