No. 4 UCLA Women's Water Polo Downs No. 9 Loyola Marymount, 14-7

Feb. 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team received at least two goals from five players in a 14-7 non-conference victory over No. 9 Loyola Marymount on Saturday afternoon at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Senior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen recorded a career-high 18 saves for the host Bruins (7-2).

UCLA senior Katie Rulon and sophomore Priscilla Orozco each tallied three goals. The Bruins also received two goals each from seniors Anne Belden and Tanya Gandy and sophomore Kelly Easterday.

Senior Nicole Hughes led Loyola Marymount (3-2) with four goals.

UCLA led the entire contest and scored the game's first two goals in the first 2:31. After Loyola Marymount reduced the Bruins' lead in half with a goal at the 5:01 mark in the first quarter, UCLA used a 3-0 scoring run to assume a 5-1 lead with 58 seconds to play in the opening period. The Bruins led, 5-2, after one quarter.

Trailing by a 6-2 margin with 7:28 to play in the first half, Loyola Marymount responded with a 3-0 scoring run, cutting the Bruins' advantage to 6-5 at the 2:27 mark in the second quarter.

UCLA took command of the match in the third quarter, using a 5-0 scoring run to assume an 11-5 cushion. Gandy converted on a five-meter penalty shot with 6:11 left in the quarter, Rulon added her second goal of the day at the 2:02 mark and Belden scored her second goal with 1:28 remaining. A goal by Priscilla Orozco with one second left in the third period gave UCLA a 10-5 lead.

The Bruins outscored the Lions, 4-2, in the final frame.

Loyola Marymount freshman goalkeeper Elise Ponce recorded nine saves in the cage.

The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team returns to action against No. 3 Hawai'i on Thursday, Feb. 19. Game time of the MPSF match at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center is 3 p.m.

No. 9 Loyola Marymount at No. 4 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Loyola Marymount 2 3 0 2 7
UCLA 5 1 4 4 14

Loyola Marymount Goals: Nicole Hughes 4, Kimberly Benedetti, Daisy Carrillo, Casey Flacks
Loyola Marymount Saves: Elise Ponce 9

UCLA Goals: Priscilla Orozco 3, Katie Rulon 3, Anne Belden 2, Kelly Easterday 2, Tanya Gandy 2, Sarah Orozco, Noel Umphrey
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 18


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Hawai'i
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 13 - 8
Saturday, Jan 23
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 8 - 5
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Long Beach State
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 4
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Michigan
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 7
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 13
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 - 11:10 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:50 AM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Mar 05 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 7:40 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:40 PM PST
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 20 - 1:00 PM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 12:15 PM PST
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 1:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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