March 17, 2005
The No. 1 UCLA women defeated No. 7 Loyola Marymount on Thursday, 12-5, in a non-conference matchup. The Bruins are now 9-0 all-time against the Lions. UCLA still has never trailed at the end of a quarter and has outscored their opponents 64-13 in the first quarter. Loyola Marymount is now 11-4, and UCLA is 20-0 and 5-0 in MPSF conference play.
The Bruins dominated the first three quarters of this matchup. The game started with an LMU goal by Katie Hicks, but UCLA quickly responded. The Bruins went on to score 11 goals in a row. They outscored the Lions 5-1 in the first quarter, 4-0 in the second, 3-2 in the third. During the third quarter, LMU ended this UCLA run of goals with a score by Sarah Hamilton. In the fourth quarter, Krikorian put in his bench players and the Bruins were unable to score at all. Dora Szabolcsi and Rosanna Tomiuk scored for LMU in the last three minutes of the game. Szabolcsi's physical presence on the inside noticeably helped the Lions on defense throughout the game. UCLA though, was unstoppable with their relentless offense and tough defense. The Bruins continue to lead the nation in goals scored per game, averaging over 12. The final score of this game was 12-5.
Thalia Munro was the leading scorer for the Bruins with four goals. Kelly Rulon added three. Gabrielle Domanic, who returned from her suspension, and Jillian Kraus, each had two goals. Kacy Kunkel scored once. UCLA goalkeeper Emily Feher had ten saves and Kathryn Krumpholz had two. For the Matadors, Christine Robinson, Hamilton, Hicks, Szabolcsi, and Tomiuk each had one goal. LMU goalkeeper Rachel Riddell had nine saves. There were seven ejections against UCLA and four against LMU.
UCLA is off for two weeks and returns to action at home on Thursday, March 31th against UC Irvine. On Thursday, April 2nd, the Bruins begin a five game road trip to the Northern California region.
UCLA vs. Loyola Marymount 3/17/05
UCLA Goals: Thalia Munro 4, Kelly Rulon 3, Gabrielle Domanic 2, Jillian Kraus 2, Kacy Kunkel
UCLA Saves:Emily Feher 10, Kathryn Krumpholz 2
LMU Goals: Christine Robinson, Sarah Hamilton, Katie Hicks, Dora Szabolcsi, and Rosanna Tomiuk
LMU Saves: Rachel Riddell 9