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No. 3 Bruins Wrap up Road Schedule
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/05/2004

April 5, 2004

The UCLA Women's Water Polo team looks to extend its seven game winning streak with three games this week. On Wednesday the Bruins will be at No. 7 Loyola Marymount in a rematch of last year's NCAA semifinal game and on Thursday and Saturday will travel to UC Irvine and No. 4 Long Beach State for two MPSF games. Last week the Bruins swept a pair of conference foes at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. On Saturday April 3 UCLA downed No. 5 San Diego State 8-5 and on Sunday defeated No. 17 Arizona State 13-5. UCLA is now 16-3 overall and 6-1 in the MPSF.

WEEKLY RECAP: VS. NO. 5 SAN DIEGO STATE, APRIL 3, 2004: LOS ANGELES, Calf. - Kristina Kunkel kicked things off for the Bruins, scoring the first goal of the game with 24.8 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The Bruins ended the second quarter with a 5-2 lead over the Aztecs. Bruins Katherine Belden, Molly Cahill, Paloma Slezak and Brittney Bowlus each netted a goal before the half. For the Aztecs, Savanah Kelley and Holly Hartzell each netted a goal, bringing San Diego State within three goals of the Bruins. After the half, Cahill scored her second goal of the game with 5:33 to go in the third quarter. Hartzell scored her second goal of the game 10 seconds after Cahill, bringing the Aztecs back within three of the Bruin. But, Lauren Heineck notched a goal with 1:10 to go in the quarter, giving the Bruins a 7-3 lead. In the final quarter, Jenna Murphy scored a goal with 5:50 to go in the game. Following Murphy's score, Aztecs Dominique Delgado and Chelsy Smith each netted a goal. However, the Bruins held on for the 8-5 victory.

WEEKLY RECAP: VS. NO. 17 ARIZONA STATE, APRIL 4, 2004: LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Leading the Bruins was sophomore Katherine Belden. She had four goals, one per quarter, on the day. Freshman Kacy Kunkel had a hat trick, with two of her three goals coming in the third quarter. Freshman Brittney Bowlus and sophomore Kristina Kunkel each scored a pair of goals. And, Molly Cahill and Lauren Heineck each netted a goal in the Bruins' victory. Freshman goalie Emily Feher had four saves on the day.

UP NEXT: NO. 7 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT, UC IRVINE, NO. 4 LONG BEACH STATE: This will be the first time the Bruins face Loyola Marymount this season. UCLA is 7-0 against LMU this season and defeated the Lions 8-2 in the NCAA semifinals. UCLA will also be facing UC Irvine for the first time this season and is 6-0 all time against the Anteaters. The Bruins have already faced Long Beach State once this season, downing LBSU 9-7 in the third place game of the Gaucho Invitational Tournament.

BRUIN QUICK FACTS: Kristina Kunkel leads the Bruins with 32 goals followed by Katherine Belden's 28 goals. This season Kunkel has scored six goals in a game, Brittney Bowlus five and Katherine Belden four. Freshman Emily Feher has recorded 112 saves with a goals against average of 5.13 UCLA has been dominant in the second and third quarters outscoring opponents 84-36


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