UCLA Falls to Stanford in MPSF Semifinals

April 29, 2006

Irvine, Calif. - The second-ranked UCLA women's water polo team lost the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 5-4 in the Semifinals of the MPSF Tournament at UC Irvine. The Bruins records drops to 25-4, 11-1 in the MPSF conference and will face USC on Sunday in the third place game at 1:30 PM. Stanford moves on to the championship match against Hawaii.

In other tournament action, No. 1 USC was upset by No. 4 Hawaii, 10-9. This is USC's first loss of the season, which ends its run to match its 2004 undefeated year. All MPSF teams now at least have one loss.

UCLA struck first with a goal at the 3:45 mark in the first quarter, but the Cardinal came back and took a 2-1 lead after two quick goals. During the second quarter, neither team was able to score.

In the third quarter, Stanford scored again at 4:04 to take a 3-1 lead. The Bruin offense stepped up and scored two goals within 40 seconds, tying the match at 3-3 with 2:21 to go in the period.

Stanford quickly took charge in the fourth, putting in two goals early. UCLA fought back with a goal at 2:21 left to bring the game within one, but the Stanford defense held on. This is Stanford's second victory over UCLA on the year.

The team will face USC in the third place match at 1:30 on Sunday. The Bruins are 0-2 against the Trojans this season.

UCLA vs. Stanford

1 2 3 4 F
Stanford 2 0 1 2 5
UCLA 1 0 2 1 4

UCLA Goals: Molly Cahill, Kacy Kunkel, Thalia Munro, Kelly Rulon
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 6
Stanford Goals: Katie Hansen 3, Allison Gregorka, Lauren Silver
Stanford Saves: Meridith McColl 6


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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