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Men's Water Polo - Sun, Oct. 1, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine senior Antoine Lena scored the game-winner with 39 seconds left in regulation as the seventh-ranked Anteaters upset No. 1 UCLA, 9-8 in front of a capacity crowd at the Anteater Aquatics Complex.

The Anteaters beat the Bruins for the first time since 2007, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive losses. The Anteaters are 9-4 overall, dealing UCLA its first loss of the season (12-1).

"We have been building this unit for almost two years to get this result and the opportunity to play and beat the top teams. It helps feed our confidence as we move towards our conference season," head coach Marc Hunt said. "Today we had great leadership from Milos and Trush and great individual performances by Schuetze, Lena and Matijevic."

Freshman Fynn Schuteze led UCI with four goals followed by senior Antoine Lena with three goals and two steals. Seniors Lovre Milos and Robby Stiefel also added a goal in the win. Goalkeeper Matej Matijevic recorded 13 saves.

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