Women's Water Polo Opens Season with Victory over Hawaii

Feb. 8, 2003

The No. 2 Bruin women's water polo team opens the 2003 season with a 7-3 victory over No. 10 Hawaii at the Stanford Invitational.

At the third annual Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, CA, the Bruins jumped out to an early lead scoring three goals in the opening period, while keeping Hawaii scoreless. The Bruins would not relinquish the lead for the rest of the game, holding Hawaii to three goals over the final three periods.

Junior Natalie Golda led the Bruins with three goals. Senior Robin Beauregard scored two goals and freshman Kristina Kunkel in her first collegiate game rounded out the Bruins scoring with a pair of goals. Senior goalkeeper Jaime Hipp finished with four saves. For Hawaii, Shannon Carroll, Karin Van Hoff and Miria Whitford each scored a goal. Goalie Amber Lumb finished with six saves.

At 6:00 PM UCLA will face off against crosstown rival and third seed (No. 3 in the nation) USC in a game that will likely determine which team advances to the championship match. On Sunday, February 9, the Bruins will play seventh seeded UC Santa Cruz at 10:00 AM. The Bruins' final game of the tournament will be determined by the results of their final two games.

UCLA vs. Hawaii - 2/8/03

Teams: 1--2--3--4--Final

UCLA: 3--2--1--1--7

Hawaii: 0--1--1--1--3

Goals: UCLA - Natalie Golda 3, Robin Beauregard 2, Kristina Kunkel 2 Hawaii - Shannon Carroll 1, Karin Van Hoff 1, Miria Whitford 1

Saves: UCLA - Jaime Hipp, 4; Hawaii - Amber Lumb, 6


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Hawai'i
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 13 - 8
Saturday, Jan 23
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 8 - 5
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Long Beach State
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 4
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Michigan
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 7
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 13
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:50 AM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Mar 05 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 7:40 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:40 PM PST
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 20 - 1:00 PM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 12:15 PM PST
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 1:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Bakersfield, CA
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