#1 Bruin Women's Water Polo Opens Season with Victory over Irvine

Feb. 7, 2002

In the opening game of the season, UCLA defeated UC Irvine 16-4. The leading scorer for the Bruins was junior Robin Beuregard, who ended the day with four goals on four attempts. Sophomore Natalie Golda tallied a hat trick in the game. And, Junior Devon McIntyre scored a pair of goals. Junior goalie Christel Smith led the Bruins in saves with a total of three. Jaime Hipp also had a save for the Bruins. For Irvine, Erica Horman was the leading scorer with three goals and Melissa Fernandez also scored a goal. Goalie Sun Chamblee ended the day with nine saves.

Also scoring a goal for the Bruins were Kelly Heuchan, Mari Joyce, Kristyn Pulver, Eleanor Murphy, Jody Schmidt and true freshmen Amber Stachowski and Nicollette Grams.

This weekend, February 9-10, the Bruins will compete at the Stanford Invitational. On Saturday, UCLA will face Massachusetts at 9:00 AM and Cal at 3:30 PM. Sunday, the Bruins will face San Jose State at 9:00 AM and the championship game will be held at 5:00 PM.

UCLA vs. Irvine - 2/7/02

         1    2    3    4    Final

UCLA 6 6 4 4 16 Irvine 1 0 1 2 4

Goals: UCLA - Beuregard 4, Golda 3, McIntyre 2, Heuchan 1, Joyce 1, Pulver 1, Murphy 1, Schmidt 1, Am. Stachowski 1, Grams 1, Irvine - Horman 3, Fernandez 1

Assists: UCLA - Pulver 2, Murphy 2, Flanagan 2, Munro 2, Am. Stachowski 2, Ash. Stachowski 2, Golda 1, Lamb 1, Joyce 1, Beuregard 1

Saves: UCLA - Smith 3, Hipp 1, Irvine - Chamblee 9

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