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#1 UCLA Hands 10th-Ranked Spartans 8-3 Loss
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/16/2005

April 16, 2005

San Jose -- Top-ranked UCLA got goals from five different players as the Bruins stayed undefeated against the 10th-ranked San Jose State women's water polo team with an 8-3 win Saturday afternoon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at the Aquatics Center.

The Spartans allowed just one UCLA goal late in the first period. Gabrielle Domanic scored with 1:55 remaining in the period.

The Bruins then erupted for three goals in the second period. Natalie Golda scored on the advantage at 6:10 as Spartan Katie Morgan was excluded at 6:23. Kelly Rulon then scored at the 4:24 mark of the match. Domanic finished the scoring with a goal at 1:22 to give UCLA a 4-0 lead at halftime.

UCLA extended its lead in third quarter as Golda scored on the man-advantage at 5:06 as Mary Beth Cox was excluded at 5:10. The Spartans then got on the scoreboard as Sarah Hovland scored from the right side on the man-advantage at 1:27 as Brittany Rowe had been excluded at 1:44. Kristina Kunkel then added to the UCLA lead with a goal at 37 seconds to give the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Rulon opened the fourth quarter with a goal for UCLA at the 5:57 mark. Kacy Kunkel was then excluded at the 5:02 mark to give SJSU a man-advantage. The Spartans took advantage of the situation as Katie Morgan scored off a Laura Scott pass at the 4:48 mark to cut the lead to 7-2. The Spartans had another chance to add to its lead as Jamie Schneider drew a 4-meter off of Jillian Kraus. However, the Spartan try was blocked by Bruin goalie Emily Feher. UCLA added a goal as Jillian Kraus scored at 1:44. The Spartans scored the final goal of the game as Scott shot the ball from the top of the set past Feher.

San Jose State is now 10-14 overall and 2-7 in the MPSF, while UCLA improves to 26-0 overall and 11-0 in the MPSF. The Spartans host California Sunday afternoon in the team's final home match of the season.

AGATE - MPSF Match

#1 UCLA 8 San Jose State 3
UCLA 1 3 2 2 -- 8
San Jose State 0 0 1 2 -- 3

Goals Scored -
UCLA - Gabrielle Domanic 2, Natalie Golda 2, Kelly Rulon 2, Jillian Kraus, Monique Blanchard.
SJSU - Laura Scott, Katie Morgan, Sarah Hovland.

Saves - UCLA - Emily Feher 6. SJSU - Krissy Hansell 11.

Records - UCLA 26-0, 11-0; San Jose State 10-14, 2-7.


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