Bruins End Regular Season with Victory over No. 10 Long Beach State

April 20, 2006

Long Beach, Calif. - The second-ranked UCLA women's water polo team defeated the tenth-ranked Long Beach State Gauchos, 11-4 at LBSU. The Bruins move their record to 24-3, 11-1 in the MPSF conference. Long Beach State falls to 15-12, 4-8 in MPSF play.

Kelly Rulon scored three goals in the first quarter to help the Bruins take an early 5-1 lead. The Beach twice closed to within three in the second period, on a Christina Wensman shot from about five meters out at 4:00, to make it 5-2, and then after Wensman passed to Johnson for a score at 2:23 to make it 6-3 at the half.

UCLA put the 49ers away with three-straight scores in the third period to lead 9-3, on back-to-back goals from Kristina Kunkel at 1:19 and with 20 seconds left. Kunkel finished with three goals. In the fourth quarter, the Bruins added two more goals, eventually winning 11-4.

UCLA's next game will be in the MPSF Championships beginning on April 27 at UC Irvine. The Bruins' opponent will be announced after the season comes to a close.

UCLA vs. Long Beach State

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 5 1 3 2 11
Long Beach 1 2 1 0 4

UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 4, Kristina Kunkel 3, Anne Belden, Thalia Munro, Brittany Rowe, Jillian Kraus
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 11
LBSU Goals: Azevedo 2, Wensman, Johnson
LBSU Saves: Kim Hayes 5


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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