No. 2 UCLA Defeats UC Irvine, 15-5

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.

Kelly Rulon of UCLA led all scorers with four goals and Gabrielle Domanic had three goals for the Bruins. Robyn Kaake led UCI with two goals in the match.

The Bruins will next compete at the Gaucho Invitational Saturday, Feb. 25th and Sunday, Feb. 26th in Santa Barbara.

UCLA vs. UC Irvine

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 4 4 2 5 15
UC Irvine 0 0 2 3 5

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

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