April 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team (24-5, 3-3 MPSF) heads to Berkeley, Calif., for the 2013 MPSF Championship Tournament. The Bruins are seeded fourth and will face fifth-seeded California (16-6, 2-4 MPSF) at 2:30 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
MPSF LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) has announced that a live audio and video feed will be provided for two games at this weekend's MPSF Championship Tournament, hosted by California, Friday through Sunday (Apr. 26-28). Each webcast will take place Sunday, during the third-place game at 12:45 pm (PT) and the championship game at 2:30 pm (PT). The set-up and camera crew is made possible by Chris and Nathan Lundie of takeitlive.com, while Chris Dorst will provide the play-by-play for each contest. Both games can be watched and heard here:
MPSF Tournament Webcast
BRUINS AMONG MPSF SCORING LEADERS
Sophomore attacker Emily Donohoe leads UCLA in scoring with 62 goals (2.14 goals per game), which ranks seventh in the MPSF. Freshman Rachel Fattal is second on team in scoring with 56 goals (1.93 goals per game), which ranks ninth in the MPSF. Freshman center Alexa Tielmann is third on the team in scoring with 27 goals while freshman defender Alys Williams is fourth with 25 goals. Sophomore attacker Danielle Ferraro is fifth on the squad with 24 goals, while 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 10.35. She is also fourth in the MPSF in goals against, giving up 6.13 per game. Hill is also third on the team with 29 assists and is fourth on the squad with 21 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.
True freshman Rachel Fattal leads the Bruins in steals (33), sprints won (40) and field blocks (24) and is second in scoring (56 goals) and in exclusions drawn (25) and is fifth in assists (25).
HILL HAVING A SOLID FRESHMAN SEASON
Freshman attacker Kodi Hill is second on the team in assists with 30 on the year. Hill also has 13 goals, 18 steals and is third on the squad with eight field blocks on the year.
NARANJO ON THE ASSIST
Senior attacker Gisselle Naranjo leads the team in assists with 31 on the year. She has 23 goals and is seventh on the team with 13 steals. She also has drawn 11 exclusions and has recorded six field blocks, which is tied for fourth on the squad.
A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR'S MPSF TOURNAMENT
UCLA senior Emily Greenwood led UCLA with three goals against the Aztecs.
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 95-24 (.798) record.
RECAPPING LAST WEEK
The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team suffered an 11-6 setback to No. 2 USC in the regular season finale for both teams on Friday night at Spieker Aquatics Center. Freshman Rachel Fattal led the Bruins with two goals. With the loss, the Bruins dropped to 24-5 overall and 3-3 in the MPSF, while USC improved to 21-1 and 5-1 in league play.