Juniors Dan Smoot and Kevin Wood each scored three goals as third-ranked UC Irvine defeated UC San Diego, 11-8, in a nonconference water polo match Saturday at UCSD.
UCSD (12-12) led, 3-2, in the first quarter, but the Anteaters scored six straight goals and led, 8-4, at halftime. San Diego came back to tie the score, 8-8, in the third quarter, but Mike Halphide scored the game-winning goal for UCI with 1:40 to play in the third.
Goalie Mark Maizel had seven saves for UCI; UCSD goalie Randy Franke had 15.
The Anteaters (13-7) face second-ranked USC at noon today at Heritage Park.
In women's soccer:
UC Irvine 4, U.S. International University 0--Kim Cusimano tied Kim Grelsson's school record for most goals in a season, scoring her 11th goal, in the nonconference match at UCI. DeAnne Auch, Wendy Kojima and Debbie Wilson each scored one goal. The Anteaters are 8-10-2; USIU is 5-12-1.
Chapman 1, Redlands 0--Melissa Wheeless' goal three minutes into the game on an assist from Debbie Stuart gave the Panthers (4-14) a season-ending win. Stuart's assist in the nonconference game at Chapman gave her a school-record 52 points over four years.