No. 3 UCLA Wins Both Games on Final Day of Michigan Invitational

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)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 4 2 2 10
Michigan 1 4 0 2 7

UCLA Goals: Priscilla Orozco 4, Sarah Orozco 3, Megan Burmeister, Kelly Easterday, Emily Greenwood
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 10

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)

1 2 3 4 F
UC San Diego 2 1 1 0 4
UCLA 1 3 4 2 10

UC San Diego Goals: Stephanie Heinrich 2, Kirstin Bates, Audra Bloom
UC San Diego Saves: saves not recorded

UCLA Goals: Grace Reynolds 3, Leah Trella 3, KK Clark, Brooke Martin, Priscilla Orozco, Sarah Orozco
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 6

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