The second-ranked UCLA water polo team (13-0), which won the Brown University tournament last week, will play No. 10 Cal State Long Beach (2-5) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach.
At Brown, the Bruins swept six matches. They defeated Massachusetts, 18-1; Harvard, 26-8; Bucknell, 27-2, Princeton, 23-5, Iona, 20-5, and Brown, 19-2.
UCLA junior Stefan Pollmann led all scorers at Brown with 27 goals. In 13 tournament matches, Pollmann has 53 goals. The school season record of 81 goals was set by Alex Rousseau. Bruin goalkeepers Danny Hackett and Eric Bockstahler combined to allow only 24 goals in the tournament.
UCLA will play host to defending national champion UC Irvine at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on campus.
The No. 6 Pepperdine water polo team (4-4) will play this weekend in the NorCal Tournament at Stanford. The Waves will play Friday against No. 3 USC and UC Davis and meet No. 4 Stanford and No. 11 Brown on Saturday.
Last week the Waves defeated No. 15 UC San Diego, 15-11, for their fourth win in five matches. Pepperdine played without All-American Geoffrey Clark, who fractured the middle finger of his right hand in the team's season opener.
Henry Rabello scored scored six goals in last week's match and leads the team with 19 goals. Clark, who could have played against UC San Diego but was given a rest, is second with nine goals, and Steve Long is third with eight.
The No. 2 UCLA women's volleyball team (10-1 overall and 4-0 in the Pacific 10 Conference as the week began) will play host to Oregon (10-3, 2-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. and to Oregon State (9-3, 1-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the John Wooden Center.
Last week the Bruins defeated No. 18 San Diego State in five games, California in three and No. 5 Stanford in four. UCLA's Jenny Evans and Natalie Williams hit double figures in kills in each of the three matches.
The No. 14 Pepperdine women's volleyball team (8-3), three-time defending West Coast Conference champion, will open conference play at the University of San Diego (6-8) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Waves will play host to No. 2 UCLA on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Last week Pepperdine defeated No. 19 San Diego State in three games. Cari Delson led the Waves with 16 kills, and Blair Noonan added 14. Delson has a team-high 152 kills this season.
The No. 2 UCLA men's soccer team (6-0-3) will play Friday at California and Sunday at Stanford.
Last week the Bruins tied No. 1 Santa Clara, 1-1, and the University of San Francisco, 0-0. UCLA's Bill Thompson has a team-high eight goals after scoring against Santa Clara. Bruin freshman goalkeeper Brad Friedel posted his fourth shutout of the season against USF.
The Pepperdine and UCLA men's and women's cross-country teams will compete Saturday at the UC Riverside Invitational.
Last week the Pepperdine women defeated Loyola Marymount, but the Wave men lost to the Lions. Jenny McGuire finished second for the Waves in 20:56 for five kilometers, and Pepperdine's Jeff Horton was fifth over 4.25 miles in 25:42.
The UCLA women finished fourth with 106 points at last week's San Diego State Invitational. Northern Arizona won with 52 points. Bruin Karen Hecox came in fifth over five kilometers in 17:34.5.