Bruins Fall to Stanford 3-2 in Fifth Sudden Victory Overtime

April 27, 2003

Stanford, CA - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team lost 3-2 in the championship game of the MPSF Tournament to the Stanford Cardinal this afternoon. It took two three minute overtime periods and five sudden victory overtimes before the Cardinal scored to end the game with 2:03 left in the fifth sudden victory period. UCLA falls to 21-4 on the year.

The game was a defensive contest throughout with the Cardinal scoring first early in the first period. After both teams went scoreless in the second period, UCLA tied the game at 1-1 in the third period with a goal from freshman Kelly Rulon. In the fourth period Stanford scored first, but the Bruins were able to counter back with a goal from freshman Lauren Heineck with 3:04 left in the game. Each of the overtime periods featured outstanding defensive play from both teams with goalkeeper Jaime Hipp recording six of her thirteen total saves in the overtime periods. Finally in the fifth sudden victory period, the Cardinal scored fifty-seven seconds into the period.

Stanford earns the MPSF's automatic bid, with UCLA likely earning the at large bid. If the Bruins are awarded the at large bid they will travel to San Diego, CA for the NCAA Tournament from May 10-11.

UCLA vs. Stanford - 4/27/03




Scoring: UCLA - Kelly Rulon, Lauren Heineck; Stanford - Laurel Champion, Lauren Faust, Kelty Leber

Saves: UCLA - Jaime Hipp 13; Stanford - Jackie Frank 22

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