March 22, 1999
Bruins Lose to Cal, 10-9, in Double Overtime but Drown Pacific, 14-3
Bruins at Home March 27-April 2: Three-time defending national champion UCLA (10-7 overall, 3-3 MPSF) will host four games, including three MPSF conference matches, in the next two weeks.
The Bruins host No. 6 UC Davis (15-6 overall) at 3 pm on Saturday, March 27. UCLA holds a 6-1 all-time record over UC Davis, having most recently defeated the Aggies 10-5 earlier this season at the UC San Diego Invitational. The Aggies are outscoring opponents 171-95. They are led in scoring by senior Alice Wallace who has 21 points.
On Sunday, March 28, the Bruins meet No. 8 UC Santa Barbara (7-8 overall, 1-3 MPSF) for a 12 noon MPSF conference matchup. UCLA, who has not met UC Santa Barbara this season, owns an 18-1 all-time edge over the Gauchos.
The following week, UCLA hosts two MPSF matches. On Thursday, April 1, the Long Beach State 49ers (10-10 overall, 2-3 MPSF) visit UCLA for a 4 pm game. On Friday, April 2, the San Diego State Aztecs (16-8 overall, 2-3 MPSF) will travel to Bruin territory for a 4 pm matchup.
Bruins Move Up in the Polls: After five weeks of being ranked number four in the U.S. Water Polo Collegiate Poll, the Bruins have moved up a notch, earning a number three ranking.
Bruin Notes: The Bruins are outscoring their 1999 opponents 133-85. Freshman Elaine Zivich (Lompoc), who has scored in all but one game this season, leads the Bruins with 34 points. She is followed by freshman Jenny Lamb (Huntington Beach) who has 17 goals and sophomore Kristin Guerin (Los Alamitos) who has 14 goals.
The Bruins lost a 10-9 double overtime MPSF game to fifth-ranked California on Saturday, March 20. UCLA led, 6-3, at the half, but the Bears scored five goals in the second half to UCLA's two, tying the score at eight at the end of the fourth quarter. In overtime, the Bears notched two goals to win the game, but Zivich scored at the buzzer, bringing the Bruins to within one. Cal defeated UCLA earlier this season, but the Bruins possess a 12-5 all-time record over the Bears.
The following day, the Bruins dominated the University of the Pacific in a 14-3 victory. The Bruins scored seven goals in the second quarter to bring the score to 9-0 at halftime. Pacific, who was held scoreless in three quarters, notched three goals in the third quarter. Ten different Bruins scored and junior Serela Kay paced the squad with three goals.
Celebrating Women's Athletics: The UCLA Athletic Department will celebrate the Silver Anniversary of UCLA Women's Intercollegiate Athletics on May 1, 1999. "A Celebration of Champions" dinner will honor the accomplishments of the UCLA Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Program and its athletes over the past 25 years.
Bruins Host MPSF Tournament: The UCLA Women's Water Polo Team will host the MPSF Tournament this year. The event will be held at the Sunset Recreation Center, from April 9-11.