No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Finishes Third at UCI Invitational

Feb. 27, 2011

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IRVINE, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team finished third at the UC Irvine Invitational over the weekend, defeating No. 5 Hawai'i, 7-6, in the third-place match on Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the Bruins dropped a 9-8 decision to No. 2 USC in a semifinal match.

Senior Priscilla Orozco scored five goals in the loss to USC before adding four goals in UCLA's win over Hawai'i. Orozco led the Bruins with 12 goals in four UCI Invitational contests and helped the Bruins avenge last Thursday's 8-6 overtime loss to Hawai'i.

In the third-place match, the Bruins claimed a 2-1 lead by the end of the first quarter and pushed their margin to 5-3 by halftime. Each team added one goal in the third quarter. Hawai'i outscored UCLA in the final period, 2-1, allowing the Bruins to earn a one-goal victory.

Orozco led UCLA with four goals in that win, as senior Megan Burmeister, junior KK Clark and sophomore Brooke Martin each scored one goal. Freshman goalkeeper Sami Hill recorded eight saves in the cage.

Earlier in the day, the Bruins nearly overcame an early deficit against USC, but their rally fell short in a 9-8 loss. USC raced to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter, and the Trojans' cushion swelled to 8-4 at halftime. Each team scored once in the third period. UCLA outscored USC, 3-0, in the final period to pull the Trojans' lead to one goal.

Orozco netted five goals for the second time this season, having accomplished the feat on Feb. 19 in a 7-5 victory at home against UC Irvine.

In the loss to USC, Hill netted a season-high-tying 12 saves for the second time this season. She also netted 12 stops against Cal State Northridge (Jan. 23) at the Michigan Invitational.

UCLA returns to action against No. 9 Arizona State on Saturday, March 5, in Tempe, Ariz. Game time is slated for 11 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (MT). The Bruins will play Cal Baptist at 1:30 p.m. (PT)/2:30 p.m. (MT) at Arizona State later that afternoon.

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 2 USC (UCI Invitational - Semifinal

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 2 1 3 8
USC 5 3 1 0 9

UCLA Goals: Priscilla Orozco 5, Megan Burmeister, KK Clark, Noel Umphrey
UCLA Saves: Sami Hill 12

USC Goals: Dominique Sardo 3, Nadia Dan 2, Joelle Bekhazi, Patricia Jancso, Madeline Rosenthal Sarah Van Norman
USC Saves: Flora Bolonyai 6

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 5 Hawai'i (UCI Invitational - Third-Place Match)

1 2 3 4 F
Hawai'i 1 2 1 2 6
UCLA 2 3 1 1 7

Hawai'i Goals: Kelly McKee 2, Carmen Eggens, Amarens Genee, Dagmar Genee, Leonie Van Der Molen
Hawai'i Saves: Serena Bredin 7

UCLA Goals: Priscilla Orozco 4, Megan Burmeister, KK Clark, Brooke Martin
UCLA Saves: Sami Hill 8


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
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 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego or ...
Los Angeles, CA
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