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No. 4 UCLA Women's Water Polo Downs No. 9 Loyola Marymount, 14-7
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/14/2009

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


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