Bruins Win Rainbow Classic

March 29, 2004

HONOLULU - UCLA topped UC Santa Barbara, 4-3, to claim the 2004 Rainbow Classic, Sunday, at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. The Bruins finished the three-day tournament with a 5-0-1 mark and improved to 13-3 on the year.

The two teams opened the match by playing tough defense as neither team scored in the opening period. A goal by UCLA's Brittney Bowlus on a pass from Kristina Kunkel at the 4-meter mark put the Bruins on the scoreboard first, 33 seconds into the second quarter. Another Bruin goal by Lauren Heineck at the 0:26 mark put UCLA ahead 2-0 going into the half.

After the break UCSB's Corrine Salera cut the Bruin lead to one. The Bruins bit back, as Molly Cahill scored on a penalty shot, after a Gaucho foul. A backhand goal by Bowlus with 0:05 remaining in the third gave UCLA a 3-1 lead.

UC Santa Barbara went on a late scoring run in the fourth period. UCSB's Erin Miller scored after stealing the ball from UCLA goalie Emily Feher. The Gauchos cut the lead to one on a penalty shot by Alaina Whitaker with 2:30 remaining. The Bruin defense proved to be too much for the Gauchos, as UCLA let the clock run out sealing the 4-3 win.

Only UCLA's games against San Jose State and UC Santa Barbara count towards their season record, the Bruins other games counted as exhibitions. UCLA will return to MPSF play this Tuesday when they face the University of Hawaii in Hawaii at 8:00 PM.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 13-4
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
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 - 11:00 AM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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