No. 2 UCLA Defeats No. 3 USC, 7-6, in MPSF Semifinals; Bruins will Face Stanford in Championship Game

May 7, 2002

Los Angeles - In the MPSF Semifinal match-up between No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 USC, the Bruins clinched the 7-6 victory and advance to Sunday's MPSF Championship game against No. 1 Stanford. The Bruins (20-3, 10-1 MPSF) will face Stanford (21-1, 10-1 MPSF) at 4:15 PM Sunday, April 27, at the McDonald's Swim Stadium.

In today's game, USC took a 2-1 lead after the first quarter on goals by Sofia Konoukh and Aniko Pelle. Maureen Flanagan gave UCLA its first goal of the game in the first quarter. In the second quarter, junior Robin Beauregard scored two goals and senior Kelly Heuchan and junior Jessica Lopez each netted a goal. At halftime, the Bruins led the Trojans 5-4. Freshman Amber Stachowski scored a goal in the third quarter, putting the Bruins up 6-5. Beauregard netted her third goal of the game in the fourth quarter, sealing UCLA's 7-6 victory. Junior Goal keeper Jaime Hipp had 12 saves in the game.

For USC, Eszter Gyori had two goals and Sofia Konoukh, Shelli Linza, Aniko Pelle and Sandra Milicev each scored one goal. Goalkeeper Sarah Mix had 3 saves.

The winner of tomorrow's MPSF Championship game will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, May 11-12, at USC.

MPSF Semifinals - UCLA vs. USC Box Score

1 2 3 4 Final USC 2 2 1 1 6 UCLA 1 4 1 1 7 Scorers: UCLA - Beauregard 3, Heuchan, Lopez, Flanagan, Am. Stachowski; USC - Gyori 2, Konoukh, Linza, Pelle, Milicev

Saves: UCLA - Hipp 12; USC - Mix 3


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vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
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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
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vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
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vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
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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
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vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
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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)
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at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
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vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
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vs. NCAA Championships
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