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Graham Saber tallied three goals but UCSD fell, 10-6, to UC Davis on Saturday afternoon in Santa Clara.
UCSD Falls to UC Davis, Will Face Santa Clara in WWPA Championships Third Place Match
Release: Wednesday 11/20/2010 
by UCSD
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 11th-ranked UC San Diego men's water polo team fell, 10-6, in its WWPA Championships semifinal match-up with No. 12 UC Davis on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Aquatic Center in Santa Clara.

The loss will send UCSD (13-12) into the WWPA Championships' third place match to face host Santa Clara (18-15) at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. UCD (18-9) will face three-time defending WWPA tournament champion Loyola Marymount (17-8) in the championship match on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Graham Saber scored three times and John Butler had two goals for the Tritons. Ryan Allred notched the other UCSD score while goalkeeper David Morton made eight saves.

The winner of UCD-LMU will earn an automatic bid to the 2010 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship hosted by Cal Dec. 4-5.

Since 2000, UCSD and LMU are the only two schools that have captured the WWPA championship.

2010 WWPA Men's Championship Schedule/Results
Friday, November 19 - Dark Caps vs. White Caps
Game 1: 9:00 a.m. - Air Force 15 Chapman 5
Game 2: 10:20 a.m. - Redlands 9 Whittier 8
Game 3: 11:40 a.m. - Santa Clara 13 Claremont 4
Game 4: 1:00 p.m. - UC San Diego 11 Pomona-Pitzer 8
Game 5: 2:20 p.m. - UC Davis 14 Air Force 10
Game 6: 3:40 p.m. - LMU 13 Redlands 6

Saturday, November 20
Game 7: 9:00 a.m. - Claremont 13 Chapman 9
Game 8: 10:20 a.m. - Pomona-Pitzer 14 Whittier 5
Game 9: 11:40 a.m. - SEMIFINAL #1 - UC Davis 10 UC San Diego 6
Game 10: 1:00 p.m. - SEMIFINAL #2 - LMU 11 Santa Clara 4
Game 11: 2:20 p.m. - Claremont 10 Redlands 7
Game 12: 3:40 p.m. - Pomona-Pitzer vs. Air Force

Sunday, November 21
Game 13: 8:00 a.m. - Ninth Place - Whittier vs. Chapman
Game 14: 9:20 a.m. - Seventh Place - Loser Game #12 vs. Redlands
Game 15: 10:40 a.m. - Fifth Place - Claremont vs. Winner Game #12
Game 16: 12:00 p.m. - Third Place - UCSD vs. Santa Clara
Game 17: 1:30 p.m. - CHAMPIONSHIP - LMU vs. UC Davis

2010 WWPA Men's Championship Seeding
1. LMU (17-8, 13-1)
2. UC Davis (18-9, 13-1)
3. UC San Diego (13-12, 8-4)
4. Santa Clara (18-15, 7-7)
5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (20-12, 9-7)
6. Pomona-Pitzer (17-17, 9-8)
7. Air Force (12-18, 5-10)
8. Redlands (19-15, 9-6)
9. Whittier (13-20, 7-10)
10. Chapman (11-15, 3-9)

 

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