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

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4