Feb. 26, 2006
Santa Barbara, Calif. - On the final day of the Gaucho Invitational, the second-seeded Bruins went 1-1, losing to No. 3 Stanford, 4-2, then going on to defeat No. 4 Hawaii, 8-6. The team moves its record to 11-2, 4-0 in conference play.
In the first game of the day against Stanford, UCLA struggled to score. The Bruins went into half time trailing 3-1. The last time UCLA trailed by more than one goal at the half was its loss to Stanford in the semi-finals in the MPSF tournament of 2004. The Bruins scored the only goal in the third quarter, bringing the score to 3-2, but they could not score again and fell to the Cardinal 4-2.
A few hours later the Bruins faced Hawaii in the third-place match. Hawaii gave UCLA a tough fight, but the Bruins held on to win 8-6. Eight different girls scored the eight goals for UCLA.
UCLA vs. Stanford
UCLA vs. Hawaii
UCLA Goals: Anne Belden, Monique Blanchard, Gabrielle Domanic, Tanya Gandy, Kristina Kunkel, Jillian Kraus, Thalia Munro, Kelly Rulon
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 6
Hawaii Goals: Mason 2, Bagnall, Carroll, Siephrath, Van Belkum
Hawaii Saves: n/a