UCLA Takes Opening Games at Northridge

Feb. 3, 2006

Northridge, CA - In its first two games of the season, the Bruin women's water polo team defeated both Cal State Bakersfield and No. 18 Cal State Northridge with ease. UCLA defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 22-4 in the first game of the day and an hour and a half later beat Cal State Northridge, 20-2. The 22 goal count is the second highest goal total that any UCLA women's water polo team has ever scored. Last year in the second game of the season, the Bruins scored 22 against Colorado State.

UCLA vs. Cal State Bakersfield

Bakersfield scored its first goal with 4:25 left in the first quarter. UCLA led 12-1 at half time. The Bruins shut down Bakersfield's offense until the third quarter of the game, when Jamie Baker netted a goal for the Roadrunners. CSUB would score two more goals in the fourth quarter. UCLA's Kelly Rulon was the leading scorer of the match with five goals. Last season, no Bruin had more than four goals in a game.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 F
CSUB 1 0 1 2 4
UCLA 7 5 5 5 22

UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 5, Jillian Kraus 3, Anne Belden 2, Tanya Gandy 2, Thalia Munro 2, Katherine Belden, Monique Blanchard, Molly Cahill, Gabrielle Domanic, Kacy Kunkel, Kristina Kunkel, Jenna Murphy, Katie Rulon.
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 5, Brittany Fullen 3.
CSUB Goals: Gillett, Baker, Karr, Orting
CSUB Saves: Tatiana Yakhina

UCLA vs. Cal State Northridge

The Bruins scored the first nine goals versus the Matador, six of them in the first quarter of play. Brookes put in the Matadors first goal at the 2:18 mark of the second quarter. The Bruins held an 11-1 half time lead. Northridge would not score again until 2:59 remained in the third quarter. UCLA would shut out the Matadors for the rest of the game. Thalia Munro led all Bruins, scoring four goals in the match. Allison Brookes scored CSUN's only goals in the match.

Game 2 1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 6 5 5 4 20
CSUN 0 1 1 0 2

UCLA Goals: Thalia Munro 4, Gabrielle Domanic 3, Jillian Kraus 3, Kristina Kunkel 2, Brittany Rowe 2, Katie Rulon 2, Kelly Rulon 2, Anne Belden, Jenna Murphy.
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 5
CSUN Goals: Allison Brooks 2
CSUN Saves: Graziella Caredda 3

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