No. 4 UCLA Ends Regular Season with No. 2 USC

April 18, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team (24-4, 3-2 MPSF) concludes the regular season on Friday with No. 2 USC (20-1, 4-1 MPSF) on "Senior Day" at 5:00 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center. Admission is free.

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BRUINS AMONG MPSF SCORING LEADERS
Sophomore attacker Emily Donohoe leads UCLA in scoring with 61 goals (2.18 goals per game), which ranks seventh in the MPSF. Freshman Rachel Fattal is second on team in scoring with 54 goals (1.93 goals per game), which ranks ninth in the MPSF. Freshman center Alexa Tielmann is third on the team in scoring with 26 goals while freshman defender Alys Williams and sophomore attacker Danielle Ferraro are tied for fourth on the squad with 24 goals apiece. Senior attacker Gisselle Naranjo is sixth with 23 goals.

IN THE CAGE
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper, Sami Hill is currently second in the MPSF in saves per game at 10.45. She is also fourth in the MPSF in goals against, giving up 5.91 per game. Hill is also third on the team with 29 assists and is fourth on the squad with 19 steals. Freshman Alex Musselman hasn't played enough games to qualify for MPSF rankings, but she has allowed just 5.63 goals per game and is averaging 8.17 saves per game.

FEMME FATTAL
True freshman Rachel Fattal leads the Bruins in steals (32), sprints won (39) and field blocks (23) and is second in scoring (54 goals) and in exclusions drawn (23) and is fourth in assists (24).

HILL ON THE ASSIST
Freshman attacker Gisselle Naranjo). Hill also has 13 goals, 18 steals and is tied for second on the squad with eight field blocks on the year.

FAREWELL SENIORS
UCLA will be honoring its three seniors prior to the first sprint vs. No. 2 USC. Attacker Gisselle Naranjo, defender Natasha Schulman and center Leslee Kaczmarek are all playing their final home game as a Bruin in Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday.

BROOKS ON DECK FOR YEAR FOUR
Brandon Brooks is in his fourth season as UCLA's head women's water polo coach in 2013. He was named the third head coach in program history on June 3, 2009, and has compiled a 95-23 (.805) record.

RECAPPING LAST WEEK
The No. 4 women's water polo team improved to 24-4 on the year with a 12-5 win over No. 11 Loyola Marymount (Apr. 12) and then defeating Cal Baptist 12-7 on Saturday in the first game of a double-header and posting a 22-5 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the second game. For her 13-goal effort (career-high six goals against Cal Baptist), Rachel Fattal was named MPSF/KAP7 Newcomer of the Week.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS