No. 3 Bruins Host No. 5 San Diego State and No. 17 Arizona State

April 1, 2004

The UCLA Women's Water Team returns to Sunset Canyon Recreation Center this weekend after a successful Hawaii road trip. The Bruins took first place at the Rainbow Classic, defeating UC Santa Barbara 4-3. UCLA finished the tournament with a 5-0-1 record, however the Bruins victories over San Jose State and UC Santa Barbara will be the only games that will count towards UCLA's regular season record. Following the Rainbow Classic, UCLA faced the University of Hawaii on Tuesday, March 30 in an MPSF match. The Bruins defeated the Rainbow Wahine 5-4 to improve to 14-3 and 4-1 in the MPSF.

WEEKLY RECAP: RAINBOW CLASSIC, MARCH 27-28, 2004:

HONOLULU - UCLA topped UC Santa Barbara, 4-3, to claim the 2004 Rainbow Classic, Sunday, at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. The Bruins finished the three-day tournament with a 5-0-1 mark and improved to 13-3 on the year. The two teams opened the match by playing tough defense as neither team scored in the opening period. A goal by UCLA's Brittney Bowlus on a pass from Kristina Kunkel at the 4-meter mark put the Bruins on the scoreboard first, 33 seconds into the second quarter. Another Bruin goal by Lauren Heineck at the 0:26 mark put UCLA ahead 2-0 going into the half. After the break UCSB's Corrine Salera cut the Bruin lead to one. The Bruins bit back, as Molly Cahill scored on a penalty shot, after a Gaucho foul. A backhand goal by Bowlus with 0:05 remaining in the third gave UCLA a 3-1 lead. UC Santa Barbara went on a late scoring run in the fourth period. UCSB's Erin Miller scored after stealing the ball from UCLA goalie Emily Feher. The Gauchos cut the lead to one on a penalty shot by Alaina Whitaker with 2:30 remaining. The Bruin defense proved to be too much for the Gauchos, as UCLA let the clock run out sealing the 4-3 win.

Tournament Results

Saturday, March 27 Canada vs. UCLA, 2-2 tie

UCLA def. Brazil, 14-3

UCLA def. New Zealand #1, 10-1

Sunday, March 28

UCLA def. San Jose State, 12-6

UCLA def. UC Davis Club, 14-0

Championship Match

UCLA def. UC Santa Barbara, 4-3

WEEKLY RECAP: AT HAWAII, MARCH 30, 2004:

Honolulu, HI - The Bruins wrapped up their Hawaiian tour with a 5-4 victory over the University of Hawaii. The Bruins improve to 14-3 overall, 4-1 MPSF. The Bruins took an early lead in the first quarter of play. Katherine Belden, Molly Cahill and Kristina Kunkel each netted a goal to put the Bruins up 3-0. In the second quarter, the Hawaii's Shannon Carroll and Beth Novick scored two goals. Kunkel netted her second goal of the game, putting the Bruins up 4-2. In the third quarter of play, Hawaii's Audrey Harrer scored a goal on a power play to bring the Rainbow Wahine within one. But, the Bruins were able to insure the victory on a goal by Belden with 3:41 to go in the game. The Bruins have an undefeated all-time record of 20-0 against Hawaii.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 13-4
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 - 11:00 AM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS