Bruins Down Cal 8-4 to Advance to MPSF Semifinals

April 30, 2004

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - The third seeded UCLA Women's Water Polo team completed a season sweep of California with an 8-4 victory at the MPSF Championships. It is the third time the Bruins have defeated the Golden Bears this season and with the victory move to 21-4 overall. UCLA advances to the semifinals against Stanford and the game will be played tomorrow at 6:15 PM.

Jenna Murphy's goal with one second left on the clock at the end of the third quarter gave UCLA the lead for good at 5-4 in an 8-4 triumph. Kristina Kunkel scored three goals for the Bruins and Katie Flanagan two. Cal led 3-2 in the second quarter before goals by Kunkel (3:40) and Flanagan (2:51) gave UCLA a 4-3 halftime lead. Elsie Windes' second goal, at 4:26 in the third, tied the game at 4-4. Flanagan (3:03), Kunkel (2:40) and Molly Cahill (1:55) scored fourth quarter goals for UCLA.

UCLA vs. California- 4/30/04

Teams 1 2 3 4 Final

(6) California 2 1 1 0 4

(3) UCLA 2 2 1 3 8

Goals: UCLA - Kristina Kunkel 3, Katie Flanagan 2, Lauren Heineck, Jenna Murphy, Molly Cahill; California - Elsie Windes 2, Jodie Needles, Lauren McGee

Saves: UCLA - Emily Feher 9; California - Lauren Dennis 8

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