No. 2 Bruins Place Third at Gaucho Tournament

Feb. 29, 2004

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - After losing to Stanford earlier in the day the UCLA women's water polo team rebounded to defeat No. 4 Long Beach State 9-7 to place third at the Gaucho Tournament. UCLA is now 7-2 (1-0) on the year and will have its home opener this weekend against California at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 6.

UCLA fell behind 2-3 after one period, but were able to rebound and outscore Long Beach State 3-1 in the second period to take the 5-4 lead. The teams would each score once in the third period and in the fourth UCLA would score three goals to Long Beach's two to earn the 9-7 victory.

Katherine Belden and Molly Cahill each scored three times for the Bruins with Kristina Kunkel adding two goals and Brittney Bowlus one.

UCLA vs. Long Beach State - 2/29/04

Teams 1 2 3 4 F

Long Beach State 3 1 1 2 7

UCLA 2 3 1 3 9

Goals: UCLA - Katherine Belden 3, Molly Cahill 3, Kristina Kunkel 2, Brittney Bowlus; Long Beach State - Angelica Garcia 5, Cassie Azvedo, Alison Braden

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