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Top-Ranked Women's Water Polo Begins Road Trip
By: UCLA Athletics

Mar.2, 1998

Busy Week for the Bruins: Two-time defending national champion UCLA (9-1 overall, 0-0 MPSF) travels across town to visit the Women of Troy (4-7 overall, 0-3 MPSF) at USC on Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. It marks the first time the rivals have met in 1998. To date, the Bruins own a 9-0 advantage over USC, including a 3-0 record last season. The Women of Troy are led in scoring by sophomore Selah Mapes, with 11 goals.

Following the game at USC, UCLA will travel to Hawai'i to participate in the inaugural Wahine Water Polo Rainbow Challenge on March 6 and 7. The Bruins are scheduled to meet Michigan on Friday at 7 p.m., UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at 11 a.m., and host Hawai'i at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday as well. These times are local PST. Hawai'i is currently two hours earlier than the West Coast.

UCLA has already seen the Gauchos of UCSB twice this season, and has handed them two defeats, 11-4 and 10-2. The Rainbow Wahine of Hawai'i have already visited the Bruins, and left Westwood with a 14-2 defeat. UCLA has not met with Michigan since May 14, 1995 at the National Collegiate Championship Tournament, where the Bruins bested the Wolverines 7-6.

Bruin Notes: Sophomore Erin Golaboski currently leads the Bruins in scoring with 25 points. She is followed by junior All-American Coralie Simmons and fellow sophomore Serela Mansur, both with 16 goals.

In this past weekend's UC Santa Barbara Tournament, the Bruins were 3-1, dropping the tournament championship to California. UCLA was defeated 9-8 in sudden death (in water polo, overtime consists of two three-minute quarters, then moves into sudden death if the score remains tied). Golaboski and freshman Robin Beauregard notched goals in all four games, contributing 11 and seven points, respectively. Mansur netted eight points over the weekend and sophomore Carly Herrera had six in the two-day tourney.

The loss to the Golden Bears broke UCLA's 38 game winning streak, which dated back to February 15, 1997. The Bruins have compiled a 69-3 record since the opening of the 1996 season, and all three losses have come at the hands of Cal. But UCLA holds a 10-3 lifetime advantage over the Bears.

Next Up: The Bruins will host five games, including four conference matches, between March 14 and 22. The schedule features games with No. 2 California and No. 3 Stanford.

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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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