Buckner powers USC to water polo title

STANFORD, Calif. -- Shea Buckner scored three goals, including one on a penalty shot, and Southern California beat Stanford 7-5 on Sunday to win the NCAA title.

USC (29-0) won its fourth men's water polo championship and first since 2005.

Joel Dennerly had four of his nine saves in the fourth quarter for the Trojans, who reached their fourth straight championship match.

Jimmie Sandman recorded five of his 10 saves in the first period for Stanford (25-6), which reached the finals for the first time in three years.

In the third-place game, Tiber Forai scored four goals and Andy Stevens recorded 12 saves to help Loyola Marymount beat Navy 11-4.