Bruins Fall to Stanford 3-2 in Fifth Sudden Victory Overtime

April 27, 2003

Stanford, CA - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team lost 3-2 in the championship game of the MPSF Tournament to the Stanford Cardinal this afternoon. It took two three minute overtime periods and five sudden victory overtimes before the Cardinal scored to end the game with 2:03 left in the fifth sudden victory period. UCLA falls to 21-4 on the year.

The game was a defensive contest throughout with the Cardinal scoring first early in the first period. After both teams went scoreless in the second period, UCLA tied the game at 1-1 in the third period with a goal from freshman Kelly Rulon. In the fourth period Stanford scored first, but the Bruins were able to counter back with a goal from freshman Lauren Heineck with 3:04 left in the game. Each of the overtime periods featured outstanding defensive play from both teams with goalkeeper Jaime Hipp recording six of her thirteen total saves in the overtime periods. Finally in the fifth sudden victory period, the Cardinal scored fifty-seven seconds into the period.

Stanford earns the MPSF's automatic bid, with UCLA likely earning the at large bid. If the Bruins are awarded the at large bid they will travel to San Diego, CA for the NCAA Tournament from May 10-11.

UCLA vs. Stanford - 4/27/03

Teams--1--2--3--4--OT--Final

UCLA--0--0--1--1--0--2

Stanford--1--0--0--1--1--3

Scoring: UCLA - Kelly Rulon, Lauren Heineck; Stanford - Laurel Champion, Lauren Faust, Kelty Leber

Saves: UCLA - Jaime Hipp 13; Stanford - Jackie Frank 22


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Hawai'i
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 13 - 8
Saturday, Jan 23
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 8 - 5
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Long Beach State
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 4
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Michigan
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 7
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 13
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:50 AM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Mar 05 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 7:40 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:40 PM PST
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 20 - 1:00 PM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 12:15 PM PST
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 1:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Bakersfield, CA
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