No. 1 Bruins Have Two Convincing Wins on First Day of Michigan Invitational

Jan. 29, 2005

Ann Arbor, MI - The number one ranked UCLA Bruins dominated their first two games of the 2005 season. In their first game of the day, they defeated No. 11 Indiana 14-2. Only hours later, the Bruins showed a decisive victory, beating Colorado State 22-0. The 22 goal count is the second highest goal total that any UCLA women's water polo team has ever scored, only second to 24 in 1998 against Long Beach State, a year in which they won the national championship.

UCLA vs. Indiana

In their game against Indiana, the Bruins outscored the Hoosiers 4-1 in the first quarter and didn't look back. They put up three goals in the second and third quarter and four again in the fourth. Natalie Golda and Kristina Kunkel were the leading scorers with 3 goals each.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 4 3 3 4 14
Indiana 1 0 0 1 2

UCLA Goals:Natalie Golda 3, Kristina Kunkel 3, Thalia Munro 2, Brittany Rowe 2, Kelly Rulon, Molly Cahill, Brittney Bowlus, Kamaile Crowell.
IU Goals: Krista Peterson, Kandace Waldthaler.
Ejections: UCLA 5, IU 6.

UCLA vs. Colorado State

The second game of the day matched the Bruins with the newly created Colorado State women's water polo team. The team took a 9-0 after the first quarter and slowed their scoring in the following part of the game. This is their first shutout of the season. All of last year, the team did not have any shutouts. Katherine Belden and Courtney Mathewson were the leading scorers with four goals each. Four of the ten different scorers were freshmen.

Game 2 1 2 3 4 F
Colorado State 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA 9 6 4 3 22

UCLA Goals: Katherine Belden 4, Courtney Mathewson 4, Thalia Munro 3, Brittany Rowe 3, Brittney Bowlus 2, Monique Blanchard 2, Kelly Rulon, Molly Cahill, Katie Flanagan, Kamaile Crowell.
CSU Goals: None.
Ejections: CSU 2, UCLA 3.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
No recent events