Women's Water Polo Grabs Third Place at NCAA Tournament

May 11, 1999

Bruins Defeat California Golden Bears in Sudden Death Overtime: After a 4-5 loss to USC in the national tournament, the Bruins bounced back from their defeat to edge past the Golden Bears, 6-5, in sudden death overtime. With the win, the Bruins earned third place national honors. The victory marks the fourth consecutive time that UCLA has defeated California at the Collegiate National Tournament. In the past three seasons, the Bruins have recorded wins over the Golden Bears in the '96, '97 and ' 98 title games.

All-Tournament Teams: Three Bruins earned All-Tournament honors for their efforts at the National Collegiate Tournament this past weekend. Freshman Elaine Zivich of Lompoc earned first-team All-Tournament honors. At the tournament, Zivich tallied a team-high nine goals and scored in all four of UCLA's games. Against Maryland on May 7, Zivich led the team with three goals. Against top- ranked USC, Zivich led the team with two goals. In the third place title game, the 5-11 attacker from Cabrillo High fired in a team-high three goals. A consistent scoring threat, Zivich leads the team with 64 goals and has scored in all but two of UCLA's 34 games this season.

Katie Tenenbaum, a 5-7 senior from Merced, earned second-team accolades. Tenenbaum fired in three goals over the weekend. She was also instrumental in the third-place game against Cal, assisting Zivich with a goal that brought the game into overtime and notching the game-winning goal. Freshman Jenny Lamb of Marina High in Huntington Beach earned an honorable mention nod. The 5-7 playmaker notched two goals over the weekend and is the third-leading scorer on the team with 27 goals.

Bruin Notes: UCLA outscored their season opponents 267-156. Ten Bruins netted more than 10 goals this season, and six scored 20 or more. Freshman Elaine Zivich surpassed Erin Golaboski's school record for most attempts in a season, launching 130 shots at opposing netkeepers (Golaboski's record in 1998 was 126).

1999 Scoring Statistics

Name               Year     Goals  Shooting %  
Brianne Barth       Fr.       5      71%
Amanda Gall         Sr.      22      33%
Kristin Guerin      So.      35      42%
Erin Hayes          Fr.      20      47% 
Carly Herrera       Jr.      14      35%
Serela Kay          Jr.      24      38%
Jennifer Lamb       Fr.      27      43%                         
Michelle Lee        So.      12      31%
Mandy McAloon       Sr.      18      39%     
Eleanor Murphy      Fr.       6      30%
Jessica Povey       Fr.       1      33%
Jessica Stewart     Jr.       3      43%
Katie Tenenbaum     Sr.      16      41% 
Elaine Zivich       Fr.      64      49% 
TOTALS                      267      41%

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