Feb. 19, 2006
Irvine, Calif. - The No. 2 UCLA women's water polo team on Sunday afternoon defeated No. 13 UC Irvine, 15-5, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at the Anteater Aquatics Complex.
The Bruins took an 8-0 lead at the half as Kelly Rulon scored three of her four goals in the opening half. The Anteaters got on the board with 5:22 left in the third period as junior Robyn Kaake converted a penalty throw to make it 8-1. UCLA scored two more goals to go up 10-1 with 3:29 remaining in the third period. Freshman Gianna Rossi added a goal for UCI with 1:33 remaining to cut the lead to 10-2 at the end of the third period. UCLA outscored UCI 5-3 in the fourth period for a final score of 15-5.
The Bruins will next compete at the Gaucho Invitational Saturday, Feb. 25th and Sunday, Feb. 26th in Santa Barbara.
UCLA vs. UC Irvine
UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 4, Gabrielle Domanic 3, Tanya Gandy 2, Katie Rulon 2, Thalia Munro, Jillian Kraus, Anne Belden, Kristina Kunkel
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 3, Brittany Fullen 1
UCI Goals: Robyn Kaake 2, Gianna Rossi, Jackie Prine, Julia Fancher
UCI Saves: Lauren Machanis 11