Oct. 5, 2007
BERKELEY, CALIF. - Led by senior transfer Vladislav Andreyev's match-high five goals, the No. 2-ranked California men's water polo team (11-1) powered past Harvard (6-5), 16-4, Friday night at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Eight other Golden Bears registered goals, including two goals apiece from seniors Michael Sharf and Jeff Tyrrell, and junior Trent Calder.
Andreyev, a native of Almaty, Kazakhstan who joined Cal this season after transferring from Diablo Valley Community College, has now tallied 17 goals in 12 matches.
Cal had jumped out to an 11-0 lead before the Crimson finally scored on Bret Voith's goal with 14 seconds left in the first half. The Bears proceeded to rattle off five more goals on a five-meter penalty shot by Tyrrell, a score by sophomore center Thomas Pearson, a pair of goals by Andreyev, and a goal by sophomore Grant Mitchell. Harvard notched the final four points of the match, including a goal by Spencer Livingston as time expired.
"It was great to have Harvard play at Cal," said Bear coach Kirk Everist. "This is the first time since I have been here that we have played the Crimson and it is always good to see new teams. I felt we came out focused and played well on defense. We were also able to go deep on our bench in front of a Friday night crowd which was great for the boys."
Cal will next travel to the UC Davis Aggie Shoot Out on Saturday, Oct. 6, competing against No. 16 Air Force at 10:20 a.m., and No. 9 UC Davis at 4:10 p.m. at Schaal Aquatic Complex on the UC Davis campus.
California 16, Harvard 4
Harvard 0-1-1-2 - 4
California 4-7-5-0 - 16
Goals - Harvard - Bret Voith, Chris Ludwick, Sean Mitchell, Spencer Livingston.
Saves - Harvard - David Andrus 12.
Records: California 11-1, Harvard 6-5