Bruins Defeat San Diego State 8-5

April 3, 2004

In today's MPSF conference match-up between the UCLA Bruins and San Diego State Aztecs, the Bruin won 8-5. UCLA is now 15-3 on the season, 5-1 in MPSF competition.

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.

Tomorrow, the Bruins will face the Arizona State Sun Devils. The game will begin at 1:00 PM at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.


Teams 1 2 3 4 Final
SDSU 0 2 1 2 5
UCLA 1 4 2 1 8

Scorers: UCLA - Molly Cahill 2, Katherine Belden, Brittney Bowlus, Lauren Heineck , Kristina Kunkel, Jenna Murphy, Paloma Slezak; SDSU - Hartzell 2, Delgado, Kelley, Smith

Saves: UCLA - Emily Feher 5; SDSU - Zabel 5

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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