USC men’s water polo edges out UCLA to advance to NCAA final

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

Sam Slobodien’s head poked through the white water. He glanced toward the goal. It took him a moment to realize what happened.

He had just sent USC to the NCAA championship game.

Slobodien’s 2-meter, game-winner with five seconds remaining sealed USC’s 8-7 win over rival USC in Saturday’s NCAA semifinal and powered the second-seeded Trojans to their 14th straight NCAA men’s water polo championship game.

The Trojans (29-3) will face No. 1 seed Stanford in the final at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center. The MPSF champion Cardinal advanced to their first NCAA final since 2008 with a 16-7 win over [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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