Feb. 10, 2005
The 2005 Bruins will compete at the Stanford Invitational this upcoming weekend. Last year, the Bruins finished second in the tournament after losing to the Cardinal. With new talent and a deeper roster, No. 1 UCLA will test its ability against No. 13 UC Davis, No. 3 Stanford, and No. 11 San Jose State.
Stanford Invitational Schedule - February 12-13, 2005
San Jose State
Saturday, February 12
9:00 am Stanford vs. San Jose St.
10:00 am UCLA vs. UC Davis
11:00 am USC vs. Hawaii
12:00 pm Cal vs. Indiana
4:00 pm San Jose St. vs. UC Davis
5:00 pm Stanford vs. UCLA
6:00 pm USC vs. Cal
7:00 pm Hawaii vs. Indiana
Sunday, February 13
8:30 am Stanford vs. UC Davis
9:30 am USC vs. Indiana
8:30 am UCLA vs. San Jose State
9:30 am Cal vs. Hawaii
Sunday, February 13 (cont.)
1:00 pm 4th place A vs. 4th place B (7th place game)
2:10 pm 3rd place A vs.3rd place B (5th place game)
3:20 pm 2nd place A vs. 2nd place B (3rd place game)
4:30 pm 1st place A vs. 1st place B (1st place game)
U.S. Junior National team members Emily Feher, Jillian Kraus, and Gabrielle Domanic will return to play with UCLA after helping the U.S. to win the FINA Junior Women's World Championships gold medal in Australia. Gabrielle Domanic contributed five goals for the Americans in the gold medal game.
UCLA In The Polls
UCLA remains the top ranked team in the National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Poll released February 2, 2005.
National Collegiate Women's Top 20 Poll (Top 5 Shown), February 2
Rank, School Points Prev 1. UCLA 100 1 2. Southern Cal 94 2 3. Stanford 88 3 4. Loyola Marymount 83 4 5. Long Beach State 81 5
Recap @ Michigan Invitational, January 29-30, 2005
UCLA had an impressive start to the 2005 season by defeating Indiana State, Colorado State, and Michigan. They swept its three games with a combined score of 49 to 5. Freshman Brittney Rowe led the team in scoring over the weekend, scoring seven goals over the three games. UCLA beat No. 11 Indiana 14-2, with Natalie Golda and Kristina Kunkel scoring three goals each. The Bruins also defeated startup Colorado State, 22-0. This was UCLA's largest margin of victory since the 1998 24-0 defeat of Long Beach State. The fiinal game of the weekend was against the host, Michigan, but the Bruins showed no mercy, winning their game over the No. 9 Wolverines, 13-3.