The nationally top-ranked and sizzling UCLA water polo team (16-0) will open Pacific 10 Conference play at 10 a.m. Saturday at No. 4 USC (9-3).
Last week the Bruins captured the championship of the NorCal Tournament, defeating No. 2 California, 5-4, in the final. In other tourney matches, UCLA defeated No. 3 Stanford, 6-3; Cal State Los Angeles, 14-1, and Fresno State, 11-6.
UCLA is led by senior Fernando Carsalade, a three-time All-American and a defensive specialist; junior All-American Alexis Rousseau and senior Hank Peterson. Rousseau leads the Bruins with 39 goals and Peterson has scored 38.
Roy Knickman, a cyclist on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, is defending champion in the second annual Kern's international cycling road race, a 150-kilometer race from Pepperdine University in Malibu to Griffith Park that starts at 8 a.m. Sunday.