Jan. 24, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team defeated No. 10 Michigan, 10-7, on Sunday morning before defeating UC San Diego, 10-4, later in the afternoon on the second day of action at the season-opening Michigan Invitational in Canham Natatorium.
The Bruins (3-1) were led by four goals from junior Priscilla Orozco and three from sophomore Sarah Orozco in the victory at Michigan. Juniors Megan Burmeister and Kelly Easterday and freshman Emily Greenwood each scored one goal in the non-conference victory.
UCLA led 2-1 after one quarter and sustained its one-goal advantage at halftime with a 6-5 cushion. The Bruins outscored the host Wolverines, 2-0, in the third quarter. Each team added two goals in the final frame.
Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Dement finished the Bruins' first game of the day with 10 saves. Michigan's Brittany May made three stops in the cage, and Marley Andrews had one save.
The Bruins won their third game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, cruising past UC San Diego by a 10-4 margin. Junior Grace Reynolds and freshman Leah Trella each netted three goals against the Tritons. UCLA also received one goal from Priscilla Orozco, Sarah Orozco and freshman Brooke Martin.
UCLA overcame an early 2-1 deficit after the first quarter, taking advantage of a 3-1 scoring run in the second frame to lead by a 4-3 margin by halftime. The Bruins gained a 7-4 cushion after three quarters and blanked UC San Diego, 2-0, in the final period.
Dement finished the game against UC San Diego with six saves, pushing her four-game weekend total to 31 stops at the Michigna Invitational.
UCLA returns to action at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 6. Opponents and game times have yet to be determined.
No. 3 UCLA at No. 10 Michigan - Michigan Invitational (Sunday, Jan. 24 - Game 1)
Michigan Goals: Leah Robertson 2, Lauren Colton, Keller Felt, Kiki Golden, Sarah Roberts
Michigan Saves: Brittany May 3, Marley Andrews 1
No. 3 UCLA vs. UC San Diego - Michigan Invitational (Sunday, Jan. 24 - Game 2)
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UC San Diego Goals: Stephanie Heinrich 2, Kirstin Bates, Audra Bloom
UC San Diego Saves: saves not recorded