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Junior Emily Donohoe
No. 2 Bruins Host Fifth-Ranked Sun Devils in MPSF Opener
By: UCLA Athletics
After 18 games, four tournaments and two overtime contests the second-ranked UCLA women’s water polo team begins the MPSF season on Sunday, hosting No. 5 Arizona State at 2 p.m. at the Spieker Aquatic Center. The Pac-12 Networks will televise the game live.

The Bruins (16-2) will meet the Sun Devils for the 17th time and own a 16-1 advantage in the series. ASU won for the first time last season in Tempe to open the conference season. The Bruins avenged that loss with a 10-7 victory in the MPSF Tournament – a victory that sent them to the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA boasts a balanced attack, featuring five players scoring 20 or more goals. Junior Emily Donohoe leads the Bruins with 34 goals, followed by senior Becca Dorst with 25. One of these players has scored in every game for UCLA this season.

In goal, the Bruins boast All-American Sami Hill, who ranks second in the conference with 163 saves and a goals against average of 4.69.

Arizona State counters with sophomore goalkeeper E.B. Keve, who leads the league with a saves average of 12.57 per game. She ranks fifth in the MPSF with a goals against average of 7.92.

On offense, freshman Alkistis Benekou leads the Sun Devils with 39 goals and a 2.79 goals per game average, third in the league. Freshman Izabella Chiappini (33 goals) ranks sixth in the league at 2.36 gpg.

Admission to Sunday’s game is free.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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