No. 1 Bruins Advance to Stanford Invitational First Place Game

Feb. 8, 2004

Stanford, CA - The UCLA Women's Water Polo team closed out bracket play at the Stanford Invitational with a 13-1 victory over Santa Clara. The Bruins who now hold a 3-0 record advance to the first place game against No. 2 USC.

UCLA got out to a quick lead against the Santa Clara, scoring five goals in the first period while holding the Broncos scoreless. The second and third periods would be more of the same for UCLA, as the Bruins would score six times while holding Santa Clara scoreless. Santa Clara would get its lone goal in the fourth period, while UCLA would score two more times to close out the 13-1 win.

It was a balanced scoring effort for the Bruins with sophomores Katherine Belden and Paloma Slezak and freshmen Kacy Kunkel, Molly Cahill and Kelley Koepp all scoring twice. Kristina Kunkel, Nicolette Grams and Jenna Murphy rounded out the Bruin scoring effort with one goal each.

Goalkeeper Tahlia Kerr in her first start of the season (not Emily Feher as was previously reported) held the Broncos to one goal while recording four saves.

UCLA vs. Santa Clara - 2/8/04

Teams 1 2 3 4 F

UCLA 5 1 5 2 13

Santa Clara 0 0 0 1 1

Goals: UCLA - Katherine Belden 2, Paloma Slezak 2, Kacy Kunkel 2, Molly Cahill 2, Kelley Koepp 2, Kristina Kunkel, Nicolette Grams, Jenna Murphy; Santa Clara - Shumm

Saves: UCLA - Tahlia Kerr 4


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 13-4
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
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 - 11:00 AM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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