Air Force Falls to Third-Ranked UC Irvine
Oct. 10, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. -
Playing in a non-conference road game, the Air Force water polo team dropped a 12-3 decision to third-ranked UC Irvine Sunday afternoon at Anteater Pool. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 5-10 overall on the season, while the Anteaters improve to 12-3 on the year.
UC Irvine dominated offensively, taking a 3-0 advantage after one period, while leading 7-1 at the half. The Anteaters were credited with 25 shots in goal during the contest, compared to 14 for the Falcons.
Senior captain Bobby Geiger (Buellton, Calif.) continued to lead the Air Force offense, scoring all three of the Falcons' goals against the Anteaters. Geiger, who scored 10 goals and two assists on the weekend, now ranks tied for eighth in career scoring at the Academy with 242 points.
The Falcons return to action next weekend, Oct. 16, when they visit Loyola Marymount in a WWPA contest. Air Force will also take part in the Concordia Tournament next Saturday and Sunday, with games scheduled versus Redlands and Fresno Pacific.
No. 3 UC Irvine 12, Air Force 3
Air Force 0 1 2 0 3
UCI 3 4 3 2 12
AF Scoring: Geiger 3
UCI Scoring: Johnson 3, Lerman 2, K. Kruip 2, Lindsey 2, Wise 2, T. Kruip