TOP STORIES
Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
Play
UCLA Athletics
Senior Becca Dorst
Bruins Shut Down by Cardinal, 6-5
By: UCLA Athletics
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Top-ranked Stanford rallied from a halftime deficit to beat No. 2 UCLA 6-5 Sunday in the MPSF championship game at USC’s Uytensu Aquatics Center.

UCLA’s Emily Donohoe had a shot attempt blocked at the fourth quarter horn by Stanford goalkeeper Gabby Stone, giving the Cardinal a one-goal victory and an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship in two weeks.

In the second half Stanford dictated the defensive tempo pushing the Bruins’ set offense back, and often double-covering Donohoe and UCLA sophomore Rachel Fattal. The result produced zero second-half goals for the Bruins, while the Cardinal mounted its comeback.

The Bruins took a 5-3 halftime lead by shutting down the Cardinal in the second quarter and scoring a pair of goals. After earning a Stanford exclusion at 6:55, the Bruins scored on the ensuing power play when senior Becca Dorst netted a two-meter shot. Donohoe scored almost four minutes later from five meters to give the Bruins a 5-3 lead, which stood until the third quarter.

The two teams had battled to a 3-3 tie in the first quarter. Stanford scored first on a goal at 7:24 by Maggie Steffens. The Bruins answered with a power play goal at 6:56 from sophomore Kodi Hill, and then took a 2-1 lead when sophomore Alys Williams scored from two meters. At 4:26 Fattal was excluded, and the Cardinal capitalized with a goal from Kaley Dodson to make it 2-2. After a Stanford turnover produced a UCLA counterattack, junior Danielle Ferraro found senior Kelly Ronimus alone on the left side for UCLA’s third goal and a 3-1 lead. But the Cardinal answered again with a goal from Jamie Neushul at 2:13.

In the third quarter, Stanford’s Annika Dries (4:53) and Steffens (penalty, 2:05) scored to level the score at 5-5. Following Steffens’ penalty goal, UCLA goalkeeper Sami Hill made a brilliant smothering save after the Cardinal had made a steal in the middle of the pool and taken advantage of numbers on a counterattack.

Kelsey Suggs scored the winner for Stanford at 3:55 in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin of victory.

Sunday’s Boxscore
Stanford 6, UCLA 5
UCLA (3, 2, 0, 0 — 5)
Stanford (3, 0, 2, 1—6)
Goals: UCLA (K. Hill, Williams, Ronimus, Dorst, Donohoe-1). Stanford (Steffens-2, Dodson, Neushul, Dries, Suggs-1))
Saves UCLA (S. Hill-10; Stanford (Stone-4)

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 13-4
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 - 11:00 AM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS