March 9, 2005
The No. 1 UCLA women defeated No. 19 Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, 14-4, in their fourth MPSF game of the season. The Bruins are now 2-0 all-time against the Matadors. UCLA still has never trailed at the end of a quarter and has outscored their opponents 59-12 in the first quarter. Cal State Northridge is now 6-7, 1-5 in the MPSF, and UCLA is 16-0 and 4-0 in MPSF conference play.
The Bruins dominated this game all the way. Molly Cahill scored the opening goals after 39 seconds of play to put UCLA ahead. The team would never look back. After the first quarter, the scored was 5-0 in UCLA's favor. Goalie, Emily Feher, scored UCLA's third goal with a full pool lob into the other net. Northridge struggled to get shots off and turned the ball over numerous times on shot clock violations. In the second quarter, the Matadors played tougher defense, only allowing two goals, and they were able to score twice. Allison Brookes added a goal and Lynzy Klein scored on a four-meter penalty shot with no time left on the clock at the end of the second quarter. At half time, the score was 7-2.
The third quarter was all UCLA again. The team scored four goals while giving up none. Jillian Kraus scored on a four-meter penalty shot in the middle of the third. The fourth quarter went back and fourth. Brookes had two more goals for the Matadors, giving her a hat trick for the day. She scored her final goal in the last second of the game. UCLA's defense was intense the whole game. Kraus had many takeaways that gave UCLA much possession time on offense. There were nine ejections against UCLA compared to four against Northridge.
Natalie Golda, Kelly Rulon, and Kraus were the leading scorers for the Bruins with two goals each. Katherine Belden, Nicolette Grams, Courtney Mathewson, Cahill, Kacy Kunkel, Thalia Munro and Kristina Kunkel scored one. UCLA goalkeeper Feher had three saves and the first goal of her collegiate career. Goalkeeper Katherine Krumpholz had two saves for the Bruins. For the Matadors, Brookes led the team with three goals. Lynzy Klein had one. CSUN goalkeeper Graziella Caredda had five saves.
UCLA returns to action on the road this Friday, March 11th. They will face UC San Diego in La Jolla, California. On Saturday, March 12th, the Bruins will face San Diego State and Princeton.
UCLA vs. Cal State Northridge 3/9/05
UCLA Goals: Natalie Golda 2, Jillian Kraus 2, Kelly Rulon 2, Katherine Belden, Nicolette Grams, Courtney Mathewson, Molly Cahill, Kacy Kunkel, Thalia Munro, Kristina Kunkel , Emily Feher
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 3, Kathryn Krumpholz 2
CSUN Goals: Allison Brookes 3, Lynzy Klein
CSUN Saves: Graziella Caredda 5