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Former Friar Matt Farmer '13 Claims Third NCAA National Water Polo Championship at UCLA!

(Image courtesy of UCLA Athletics.)

December 3, 2017

From the Daily Bruin:

After going scoreless for the first four and a half minutes of the third, UCLA tied the game at three on a goal from senior center Matt Farmer. Despite the Trojans answering back seconds later to retake the lead, the Bruins would get a pair of goals from Irving and Roelse before the end of the period to claim their first lead of the day.

A minute into the fourth, USC evened the score at five, but that would be the Trojans’ final goal of the game.


Matt Farmer (image courtesy of UCLA Athletics).

Farmer found an opening in front of the net with minutes to go, and buried his second goal of the day for UCLA, the eventual game-winner. As one of the seniors, he said his experience and the chemistry he has with his teammates allowed him to stay composed not only in that moment, but throughout the entire game.

“We’ve seen every situation there is, especially the fourth and fifth years,” Farmer said. “We know that if (we) commit to each other and commit to our coaching style that we’re going to be okay.”

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