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No. 3 UCLA to Visit No. 5 UC Irvine Thursday
By: UCLA Athletics

Third-ranked UCLA travels south to meet No. 5 UC Irvine on Thursday in a key regional women’s water polo game at 7 p.m. at the Anteater Aquatics Center.

The Bruins (11-1) have won 18 consecutive games against the Anteaters (9-3) in the series, including two last season.

The Bruins won their first 11 games this season before suffering a tough 8-4 setback to No. 2 Stanford in the championship of the Stanford Invitational on Jan. 26. UCLA has scored 163 goals through 12 games for a 13.5 average. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 5.4 goals per game and making an average of 10.2 saves per game.

Individually, junior attacker Emily Donohoe leads the Bruins in scoring with 23 goals (1.9 gpg), followed by senior utility Becca Dorst with 21 goals (1.7 gpg). Sophomore Alys Williams ranks third on the team with 17 goals, followed by Rachel Fattal (15), Danielle Ferraro (14) and Kodi Hill and Mackenzie Barr with 11 each.

In goal, All-American Sami Hill boasts a goals against average of 4.76 with 94 saves (9.7 saves per game).

The Anteaters will counter with seniors Jessica Cardey (187 career goals) and Hannah Croghan (136) and junior Danielle Warde (116). In the Bruins’ 7-6 victory last season at UCI, Croghan scored three goals.

Earlier this season, sixth-ranked UCI defeated Arizona State, ranked No. 5 at the time, 9-6.

To access the complete 2014 UCLA women’s water polo schedule click here.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
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 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego or ...
Los Angeles, CA
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