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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.

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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