Bruins Open MPSF Play With 12-3 Victory Over Hawaii

April 25, 2003

Stanford, CA - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team began MPSF tournament play this evening with a convincing 12-3 win over the Rainbow Wahine. The Bruins, who are seeded third in the tournament, move to 20-3 overall and advance to tomorrow's semi-final game against USC.

UCLA scored first with a goal from freshman Kelly Rulon with just over five minutes remaining in the first period. Following Rulon's goal, three straight goals from junior Natalie Golda would put the Bruins up 4-0 before a Hawaii goal made it 4-1. However, sophomore Kristyn Pulver would score with seconds remaining in the period to give UCLA the 5-1 lead. In the second period a Hawaii goal in the opening minute of the period was countered by a goal from senior Maureen Flanagan. Another goal from Golda and one from freshman Kristina Kunkel would put the Bruins up 8-2. After a Hawaii goal made it 8-3, another goal from Kunkel with thirty-one seconds remaining made it 9-3 UCLA at half. The second half would be a defensive contest between the two teams, as the Bruins would get goals from Pulver, Kunkel and senior Devon McIntyre while holding the Rainbow Wahine scoreless to earn the 12-3 victory.

Tomorrow's game against USC will be at 7:15 PM. The winner will advance to the championship game to face the winner of the Stanford-Long Beach State match.

UCLA vs. Hawaii - 4/25/03

Teams--1--2--3--4--F

UCLA--5--4--2--1--12

Hawaii--1--2--0--0--3

Goals: UCLA - Natalie Golda 4, Kristina Kunkel 3, Kristyn Pulver 2, Devon McIntyre, Kelly Rulon, Maureen Flanagan; Hawaii - Chelsea Garner-Prohs 2, Karin Van Hoff

Saves: UCLA - Jaime Hipp 5, Tahlia Kerr 1


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Hawai'i
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 13 - 8
Saturday, Jan 23
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 8 - 5
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Long Beach State
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 4
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Michigan
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 7
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 13
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:50 AM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Mar 05 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 7:40 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:40 PM PST
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 20 - 1:00 PM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 12:15 PM PST
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 1:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Bakersfield, CA
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