No. 3 Bruins Travel to USC, San Diego

March 10, 2004

The UCLA Women's Water Polo team defeated No. 6 California and Pacific at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center this past weekend. The Bruins defeated Cal 6-5 in overtime and downed Pacific 15-3. With the victories the Bruins move to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the MPSF. UCLA will travel to crosstown rival USC's home pool on Thursday, March 11 and then to La Jolla, CA on Saturday March 13 to face UC San Diego and Princeton.

Up Next: USC, March 11, 2004

This will be the second meeting between USC and UCLA this season. The Bruins will be looking to avenge a 12-4 loss to No. 1 USC earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational. USC is currently undefeated on the year with an 11-0 record.

Up Next: UC San Diego and Princeton, March 13, 2004

This will be the Bruins first meeting of the season with UC San Diego and Princeton. Last season UCLA defeated UC San Diego 11-1 and Princeton 10-1 at La Jolla, CA.

Weekly Recap: Pacific, March 7, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The UCLA Women's Water Polo team defeated Pacific 15-3 for their second victory over the Tigers this season. UCLA would convert on three 6 on 5's in the first period to take a 4-1 lead and in the second period would scored three unanswered goals after Pacific cut the lead to 4-2. The third and fourth period would be all UCLA as the Bruins would out score Pacific 8-1 to earn the 15-3 win. UCLA would be led in scoring by freshman Brittney Bowlus' five goals.

Weekly Recap: No. 6 California, March 8, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The UCLA Women's Water Polo team defeated No. 6 California in overtime 6-5 at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Cal would score first in the first period, but UCLA's Kristina Kunkel would answer back with less than a minute remaining to tie it at 1-1. The third and fourth periods would be defensive affairs as Cal would manage to score one goal while holding UCLA scoreless. After falling behind 3-1 in the fourth period, UCLA's Lauren Heineck would bring the Bruin back, scoring two consecutive goals to send the game into overtime. In overtime the Bruins would get their first lead of the game at 4-3, but Cal would respond to tie it. The Bruins would then jump ahead again at 5-4, but once again Cal had an answer to tie it at 5-5. Finally a goal by Kacy Kunkel with just over a minute remaining gave UCLA the 6-5 lead.

Bruin Quick Facts

UCLA has scored 93 goals this year while allowing only 51 goals scored. After outscoring opponents by a margin of 23-18 in the first period, UCLA has been dominate in the second, third and fourth periods, outscoring opponents by a 67-21 margin.

The Bruins are 1-0 in overtime games this year.

Sophomore Kristina Kunkel currently leads the Bruins with 19 goals scored, followed by freshman Molly Cahill's 15 goals.

Following Kristina Kunkel's six goal outburst at the Gaucho Tournament against Hawaii, freshman Brittney Bowlus scored five goals of her own against Pacific this past weekend.

In 8 games this season freshman goalkeeper Emily Feher has recorded 70 saves and has a goals against average of 5.35. In 3 games sophomore goalkeeper Tahlia Kerr has recorded 19 saves with a goals against average of 2.33.

For the 2004 season UCLA has a goals against average of 4.54.

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