No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Advances to UCI Invitational Semifinals

Feb. 25, 2012

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IRVINE, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team recorded a pair of victories at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday, advancing to a Sunday semifinal showdown against crosstown rival USC.

The Bruins (10-1) defeated Cal State Northridge, 13-4, in their first game before cruising past Michigan, 13-3, in a second-round match later in the day at Anteater Aquatic Complex.

KK Clark and Emily Donohoe each scored three goals in the win over No. 17 Cal State Northridge. In all, the Bruins received at least two goals from five players. Becca Dorst, Sarah Orozco and Hannah Sebenaler each scored twice, while Natasha Schulman tallied her first collegiate goal.

Caitlin Dement made four saves in the first half, and Sarah Wilkey recorded six stops in the cage in the second half for UCLA.

The Bruins blanked Cal State Northridge in the first half, scoring twice in the first quarter before adding four goals in the second. UCLA outscored the Matadors, 6-3, in the third period.

Later that afternoon, Clark and Emily Greenwood tallied a team-leading three goals to pace UCLA past Michigan for the third time in as many meetings this season. Nicole Barker and Gisselle Naranjo each added two goals for UCLA.

The Bruins led 2-1 after the first quarter and doubled their margin in the second to secure a 4-2 halftime lead. UCLA blanked Michigan, 4-0, in the third quarter and outscored the Wolverines, 5-1, in the final period.

In that contest, Dement tallied seven saves, while Wilkey added two stops in the final four minutes of the match.

UCLA will face USC on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at UC Irvine. Stanford will face California in a semifinal match at 10:30 a.m. The championship game is slated to begin at 5:15 p.m., with the third-place game at 4 p.m.

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 17 Cal State Northridge (UCI Invitational)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 4 6 1 13
Cal State Northridge 0 0 3 1 4

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 3, Emily Donohoe 3, Becca Dorst 2, Sarah Orozco 2, Hannah Sebenaler 2, Natasha Schulman
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 4, Sarah Wilkey 6

Cal State Northridge Goals: Melissa Doll, Molly Henehan, Lindsy Nelson, Celena Photopolus
Cal State Northridge Saves: Dana Harvey 9

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 12 Michigan (UCI Invitational)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 2 4 5 13
Michigan 1 1 0 1 3

UCLA Goals: Emily Greenwood 3, KK Clark 3, Nicole Barker 2, Gisselle Naranjo 2, Emily Donohoe, Becca Dorst, Sarah Orozco
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 7, Sarah Wilkey 2

Michigan Goals: Lauren Colton, Kiki Golden, Katie Hazelrigg
Michigan Saves: Morgan Turner 11

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