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