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No. 1 Bruins Defeat Four Ranked Opponents to Extend Winning Streak
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/18/2003

March 18, 2003

UCLA takes a break from competitive play this weekend with their annual alumni game on Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 PM at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The Bruins are in the midst of a nine game winning streak and this past week UCLA defeated four ranked opponents to move to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in the MPSF.

In the week following the Alumni Game the Bruins will host No. 6 San Diego State on Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 PM and No. 18 Brown University on Friday, March 28 at 3:00 PM.

Vs. No. 7 Loyola Marymount, March 13, 2003

The Bruins showed why they are the number one team in the nation with a dominating defensive effort against LMU, defeating the Lions 7-4 at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Though the Bruins would only score three goals in the first half, the defense was outstanding, holding the Lions to one goal in each quarter and forcing numerous shot clock violations. In the third quarter, the Bruin offense came alive, out scoring LMU 3-1 to take a 6-3 lead going into the final quarter. Though the Bruins would only manage to score one goal in the fourth quarter, the defense continued its strong play allowing only one goal to earn the 7-4 victory.

Jessica Lopez and Natalie Golda led the Bruins in scoring with three goals each.

Vs. No. 4 Long Beach State, March 14, 2003

The Bruins finished up a two-game homestand with a convincing 10-4 victory over Long Beach State in an MPSF match up. UCLA got out to an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter before pulling away with a four goal second quarter to take a 7-2 lead going into the second half. Though the Bruins would only score three times in the second half, the 49ers would only manage to score one goal in the third and fourth quarters.

Kristyn Pulver, Lauren Heineck and Kelly Rulon led the Bruins in scoring with two goals each.

At No. 10 UC San Diego and No. 17 Princeton (@Uc San Diego), March 15, 2003

In the Bruins first Saturday game against No. 10 UC San Diego, the Bruins stormed out to a 7-0 halftime lead against the Tritons. In the second half it would be all UCLA as the Bruins scored four goals to the Tritons one to get the 11-1 victory.

Kristyn Pulver led the Bruins in scoring with three goals.

The Bruins faced No. 17 Princeton in their second game of the day and once again UCLA would jump out to a 7-0 halftime lead. The Bruins would allow a Princeton goal in the second, but it would be the only time the Tigers would score, as UCLA cruised to the 10-1 victory.

Natalie Golda had a hat trick for the Bruins.

Alumni Game, March 22, 2003

UCLA's annual alumni game will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 PM at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

For more information on the former Bruins who will be participating in the game, check the Women's Water Polo section of

Bruin Notes

MPSF Player of the Week (3/3-3/9) Natalie Golda continued her string of impressive offensive performances. In the Bruins four games, she scored a total of nine goals, including hat tricks in two games.

Golda currently leads the Bruins with 32 goals scored. Senior Jessica Lopez is second on the team with 17 goals.

The Bruins have now won nine straight games since losing to Stanford 5-3 on February 28.

The Bruins did not allow more than one goal in each of the quarters of their four victories.

UCLA has allowed a total of 58 goals on the year.

Jaime Hipp has recorded 121 saves with a goals against average of 3.93

Tahlia Kerr has recorded 26 saves with a goals against average of 1.23

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