Cal Men's Water Polo Travels to UC Santa Barbara

HEAD COACH PETER ASCH: Peter Asch (23-19, .548), is in his second year as the Cal men's water polo coach after leading the Bears to a 14-11 record and a third place national ranking last season. Asch,
By Cal Athletics on Tue, October 31, 2000

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HEAD COACH PETER ASCH: Peter Asch (23-19, .548), is in his second year as the Cal men's water polo coach after leading the Bears to a 14-11 record and a third place national ranking last season. Asch, who earned All-America honors in water polo at Cal three straight years (1967-69), later won a bronze medal as part of the U.S. Olympic team in 1972 and was inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame in 1997. He also serves as the Bears women's water polo coach where he has amassed a 62-16 record (.795) and was named the 2000 MPSF Coach of the Year.

BEAR NOTES: The Cal men's water polo team, 9-8 overall and 3-3 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, will travel to UC Santa Barbara, Saturday Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. for an MPSF match. The Bears, ranked fourth in the nation last week, split a pair of matches last weekend in the Los Angeles area. Cal defeated then No. 3 ranked Long Beach State, 11-6, in MPSF play Oct. 27 at Long Beach State's campus pool. It was the first home loss of the season for the 49ers. The Bears took control in the second half of what was a close game. Cal outscored Long Beach State, 6-3, in the final two periods. Freshman Attila Banhidy led Cal with four goals. Senior Eldad Hazor added three goals and junior Joe Kaiser chipped in two goals. Freshman goalie Tim Kates had seven save. The next day, Oct. 28, No. 2 ranked USC recorded a 7-5 win over Cal in another MPSF match, this time at McDonald's Swim Stadium. The Bears Kaiser scored the first two goals of the match before USC tied the game, 2-2, after the first period. With a 5-4 lead at halftime, the Trojans held Cal scoreless in the third quarter to come away with the 7-5 win. Besides Kaiser's two goals, brothers Chris and James Lathrop each scored a goal for the Bears, along with senior Adam Metzger. With three goals last weekend, Hazor is now Cal's leading scorer with 30 goals, followed by senior two-meter man Jerry Smith with 29 goals. Smith has been Cal's leading scorer in six of the team's 17 matches and Hazor five of the team's 17 matches. This past weekend at Long Beach State and USC, Banhidy and Kaiser were the Bears leading scorer with four goals apiece. Earlier this season, Hazor scored a goal on a four-meter penalty shot with 2:13 in overtime to lead Cal to a 9-8 upset of then No. 1 ranked USC Oct. 1 at Spieker. Hazor earned MPSF Player of the Week honors for his effort against USC. Cal water polo has won 11 NCAA titles, more than any other school in the nation. The Bears have also had 12 Conference Players of the Year, 13 Collegiate Players of the Year, over 140 All-Americans and 25 Olympians.

NOTING UC SANTA BARBARA: UC Santa Barbara (6-13, 1-5 MPSF) fell to Long Beach State, 9-8 in overtime, in its last match Oct. 28 at the Gauchos' Campus Pool. UC Santa Barbara is led by senior driver Paul Rave, who scored two goals in the fourth period against Long Beach State to help send the match into overtime, and is the Gauchos leading scorer this season with 24 goals. Cal has not faced UC Santa Barbara this season, but defeated the Gauchos, 9-8, in the last meeting Nov. 13, 1999 at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

2000 GOLDEN BEAR WATER POLO STATISTICS NAME GOALS Eldad Hazor 30 Jerry Smith 29 Mike West 17 Joe Kaiser 15 Attila Banhidy 13 Spencer Dornin 5 James Lathrop 5 Will Quist 5 Andrew Stoddard 5 Todd Hylton 4 Chris Lathrop 4 Rob Arroyo 3 Adam Metzger 3 Ryan Mueller 2 Greg Panawek 2 Peter Conte 1 CALIFORNIA TOTALS 143 OPPONENT TOTALS 123

GOALKEEPER G MINS GA SAVES AG Russell Bernstein13 279 70 87 7.03 Tim Kates 12 203 53 50 7.31 CAL TOTALS 17 482 123 137 7.15

(9-8 Overall, 3-3 MPSF, 2-2 Home, 4-1 Road, 3-5 Neutral) Date Opponent W-L Score Streak Leading Scorers 9-8 at UC Davis W 15-5 WON 1 Hazor 3 9-9 PACIFIC W 12-8 WON 2 West 5 9-16 vs. Pepperdine# W 12-9 WON 3 Smith 7 vs. UC San Diego#L 9-7 LOST 1 Smith 3 9-17 vs. Stanford# L 7-5 LOST 2 Hazor, West 2 vs. UCLA# L 10-7 LOST 3 Smith 3 9-23 at Stanford* W 7-4 WON 1 Hazor 3 9-30 at Pacific* W 7-6 WON 2 Smith, West 2 10-1 USC W 9-8 OT WON 3 Smith 4 10-7 UC IRVINE* L 5-4 LOST 1 Hazor 2 10-14 UCLA* L 11-5 LOST 2 Smith 3 10-21 vs. Cal Baptist$W 17-5 WON 1 Stoddard 3 vs. UC San Diego$W 9-6 WON 2 Kaiser 3 10-22 vs. UCLA$ L 9-4 LOST 1 Four with one vs. Stanford$ L 8-7 LOST 2 Hazor 3 10-27 at Long Beach State*W 11-6 WON 1 Banhidy 4 10-28 at USC* L 7-5 LOST 1 Kaiser 2

Caps indicate home match at Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, CA, *indicates Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match, #indicates Southern California Tournament, Corona del Mar, CA, $indicates NorCal Tournament, Stockton, CA, %indicates Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament, Los Alamitos, CA.


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