No. 2 UCLA Water Polo Downs No. 8 Long Beach State 6-4

March 9, 2002

In Saturday's match-up against Long Beach State, the Bruins came from behind to clinch the victory. Freshman Amber Stachowski scored the first goal of the game, putting UCLA ahead 1-0. But, Long Beach State scored three consecutive goals, giving them a 3-1 lead. UCLA answered with three goals to end the second quarter with the Bruins leading 4-3. UCLA went on a 5-0 run to push ahead of Long Beach 6-3. Long Beach scored a goal in the final second of the game, giving the Bruins a 6-4 victory.

Amber Stachowski and Maureen Flanagan led the Bruins, each netting a pair of goals. Other Bruin scorers were Natalie Golda and Mari Joyce, who also netted a goal. Jaime Hipp ended the game with a pair of saves.

The Bruins improve to 10-3 overall, 4-1 MPSF. UCLA will face No. 8 San Diego State March 15 and UC San Diego, March 16, in San Diego, CA.

UCLA vs. Long Beach State Box Score
		1	2	3	4	Final
UCLA		1	3	1	1	6
LBSU		2	1	0	1	4

Scorers: UCLA - Flanagan (2), Am. Stachowski (2), Golda, Joyce, LBSU - Wawrzynski (2),Stewart (2)

Saves: Jaime Hipp (2), Bri Hawkins (6)

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