No 3 UCLA Defeats No. 2 USC at UCSB Invitational

March 9, 2003

UCLA avenged their early season home loss to USC with a 7-3 victory over the Women of Troy in the semi-finals of the UCSB Invitational. With the victory the Bruins improved to 9-3 overall and advanced to the finals of the tournament to meet No. 1 Stanford. After opening the game with a 3-1 lead in the first quarter the Bruins would not allow USC to get any closer, holding the Women of Troy scoreless in the second quarter while taking a 4-1 lead. In the second half the Bruins would score three more goals to come away with the 7-3 victory and advance to the championship match.

Jessica Lopez led the Bruins with two goals, while Lauren Heineck, Maureen Flanagan, Katie Flanagan, Ashley Stachowski and Kristina Kunkel each scored once. For the Trojans Sofia Konouch scored twice and Mariah Van Norman once.

UCLA's game against No. 1 Stanford will be the teams third meeting of the season, with the Cardinal holding a 2-0 record against the Bruins this season.

UCLA vs. USC - 3/903


UCLA --3--1--1--2--7


Goals: UCLA - Jessica Lopez 2, Lauren Heineck, Maureen Flanagan, Katie Flanagan, Ashley Stachowski, Kristina Kunkel; USC - Sofia Konoukh 2, Maria Van Norman


UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4