No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Defeats Hartwick, 15-6

March 26, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team used a 7-0 scoring run to open the game and held on for a 15-6 victory over No. 12 Hartwick on Thursday afternoon at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

Seniors Anne Belden and Katie Rulon each scored a team-leading three goals for UCLA (19-3) in the non-conference match against Hartwick (16-10).

Senior Tanya Gandy and sophomore Megan Burmeister each recorded one pair of goals, as sophomores Kelly Easterday, Kelsey McGinley and Noel Umphrey and freshmen KK Clark and Sarah Orozco all scored one goal.

UCLA outscored Hartwick by a 7-0 margin in the first quarter, scoring its first goal just 28 seconds into the match on a strike from Rulon. Subsequent Bruin goals by Rulon (6:03), Easterday (3:39) and Belden (3:02) push the margin to 4-0. UCLA added three goals in the final 2:07 of the opening frame.

Hartwick scored its first goal of the afternoon on a shot by Christina Evans with 6:04 to play in the second quarter. After Gandy netted UCLA's eighth goal, Hartwick's Jessica McKee scored her first of two goals on the day. UCLA led by an 8-2 margin at halftime.

The Bruins outscored the visiting Hawks, 5-2, in the third quarter. Both teams added two goals in the final frame.

Senior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen recorded seven saves in the cage for the host Bruins. Hartwick's Jessica Dorman tallied four stops in goal.

No. 12 Hartwick at No. 3 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Hartwick 0 2 2 2 6
UCLA 7 1 5 2 15

Hartwick Goals: Christina Evans 2, Jessica McKee 2, Barbara Amaro, Kirsten Hudson
Hartwick Saves: Jessica Dorman 4

UCLA Goals: Anne Belden 3, Katie Rulon 3, Megan Burmeister 2, Tanya Gandy 2, KK Clark, Kelly Easterday, Kelsey McGinley, Sarah Orozco, Noel Umphrey
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 7

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