No. 2 Bruins Down No. 11 UC Santa Barbara

Feb. 22, 2004

SANTA BARBARA, CA - The No. 2 UCLA Women's Water Polo Team defeated No. 11 UC Santa Barbara 5-2 to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the MPSF. The Bruins held the Gauchos scoreless through three periods and were led in scoring by sophomore Kristina Kunkel who found the back of the net two times.

The first and second periods were defensive affairs as the Bruins were held to only one goal in each period. However, it would be enough as UCLA held the Gauchos scoreless to take the 2-0 lead after one half of play. In the third period UCLA's offense would come alive, as the Bruins would score three times and again hold the Gauchos scoreless to take a 5-0 lead going into the final period. Though the Gauchos would score twice in the fourth period to cut the deficit to 5-2 it would not be enough and UCLA was able to come away with the 5-2 victory.

Kristina Kunkel led all Bruin scorers with two goals and Jenna Murphy, Katie Flanagan and Molly Cahill each scored once.

The Bruins will make a return to Santa Barbara next weekend to participate in the Gaucho Invitational Tournament. UCLA is seeded second and will open tournament play on Saturday, February 28th at 9:00 AM against Pacific.

UCLA vs. UC Santa Barbara - 2/22/04

Teams 1 2 3 4 F

UCLA 1 1 3 0 5

UCSB 0 0 0 2 2

Goals: UCLA - Kristina Kunkel 2, Jenna Murphy, Katie Flanagan, Molly Cahill; UCSB - Katy Kunkel, Alaina Whitaker


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
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