No. 3 UCLA Downs Occidental, 22-2

March 26, 2006

Los Angeles - The third-ranked UCLA women's water polo team used a high-powered offense and stingy defense to run away with a 22-2 win over visiting Occidental on Sunday afternoon at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The win improves the Bruins to 19-2 on the season while the Tigers fall to 8-8.

UCLA's 22 goals tied its team season high mark, as the Bruins posted 22 goals against Cal State Bakersfield in the first match of the season.

A total of 13 Bruins scored goals in the match, led by freshman Tanya Gandy's four goal performance. Seniors Katherine Belden and Kristina Kunkel, junior Kacy Kunkel, sophomore Courtney Mathewson, and freshmen Anne Belden and Katie Rulon each scored two goals apiece.

Freshman goalkeeper Brittany Fullen finished with five saves.

UCLA raced out to a 6-0 lead in the first period before a goal by Occidental's Sarah Sweney with 0:15 left put the Tigers on the board at 6-1. The Bruins would shutout the Tigers in the second period while posting seven goals to build a commanding 13-1 lead at the half.

UCLA would hold Occidental to another goose egg in the third period and added four more goals for a 17-1 lead going into the final period of play. Five more Bruin goals would go in the net to Occidental's one in the fourth to give UCLA a season-high 22 goals, and a 22-2 victory.

UCLA will next be in action on Wednesday, March 29 in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Bruins take on Hartwick at 1 p.m.

UCLA vs. Occidental

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 6 7 4 5 22
Occidental 1 0 0 1 2

UCLA Goals: Anne Belden 2, Gabrielle Domanic, Katherine Belden 2, Katie Rulon 2, Courtney Mathewson 2, Jillian Kraus, Tanya Gandy 4, Kacy Kunkel 2, Thalia Munro, Kim Nelson, Kamaile Crowell, Monique Blanchard, Kristina Kunkel 2
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 5

Occidental Goals: Sheena Curtin, Sarah Sweney
Occidental Saves: Toni Fimowicz 1, Laura Simanonok 2


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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
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