March 31, 2005
On a very sunny day at the Sunset Recreation Center, the No. 1 UCLA women defeated No. 11 UC Irvine, 14-4, in a MPSF conference matchup. The Bruins are now 9-0 all-time against the Anteaters. UCLA still has never trailed at the end of a quarter and has outscored its opponents 79-16 in the first quarter. UC Irvine is now 11-10, 4-6 in the MPSF, and UCLA is 21-0 and 6-0 in MPSF conference play.
The Bruins took over the first three quarters of the game, scoring four goals in each of those quarters and holding the Anteaters to minimal offensive opportunities. Monique Blanchard scored the first goal of the day for UCLA after two minutes of play. UCLA scored two more times until Robyn Kaake stopped the Bruin run with a goal. Near the end of the first, Irvine was called for a four-meter penalty and Natalie Golda converted the shot, making the score 4-1. In the second quarter, Kelly Rulon scored a Bruin goal after 36 seconds. Kaake came back and converted a four-meter penalty shot for Irvine, to make the score 5-2. From that point, UCLA stepped up the intensity. The team scored eight goals in a row, including two in a row by Rulon in the third quarter. At the end of the third, the score was 12-2. In the fourth, Irvine freshman Jessica Lewis scored twice, leaving a final score of 14-4. For the game, there were five ejections on each side, including a four-meter penalty for each team.
Kelly Rulon was the leading scorer for the Bruins with four goals. Gabrielle Domanic, Natalie Golda, and Thalia Munro each had two goals. Jillian Kraus, Kacy Kunkel, Brittany Rowe, and Monique Blanchard scored once. UCLA goalkeeper Emily Feher had six saves and Kathryn Krumpholz had two. For the Anteaters, Kaake and Lewis each had two goals. Irvine goalkeeper Kelly Woodbury had six saves.
UCLA's next game is on Saturday, April 2nd against Arizona State. This is the beginning of a five-game road trip for UCLA. The team's next home game is on April 20th at 4:00 PM against No. 3 Long Beach State.
UCLA vs. UC Irvine 3/31/05
UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 4, Gabrielle Domanic 2, Natalie Golda 2, Thalia Munro 2, Jillian Kraus, Kacy Kunkel, Brittany Rowe, Monique Blanchard
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 6, Kathryn Krumpholz 2
UCI Goals: Robyn Kaake 2, Jessica Lewis 2
UCI Saves: Kelly Woodbury 6