Feb. 24, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team dropped an 8-6 decision in overtime to No. 5 Hawai'i on Thursday evening at Spieker Aquatics Center. Sophomore Emily Greenwood led the Bruins (13-2, 0-1 MPSF) with two goals in UCLA's first MPSF contest of the season.
Hawai'i (4-2, 2-0 MPSF) was led by three goals from Carmen Eggens, who scored the game-winning goal with 36 seconds to play in the first of two three-minute overtime periods. The visiting Rainbow Wahine also received one pair of goals from Dagmar Genee.
In a back-and-forth contest played with temperatures dipping into the low 50s, UCLA claimed a 6-5 lead with 59 seconds to play in regulation on Greenwood's second goal of the game. After time expired a 6-on-5 opportunity for the Rainbow Wahine, Dagmar Genee found the back of the cage with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
In the first overtime session, Hawai'i received the game-winning goal from Carmen Eggens with 36 seconds left. Leading 7-6, the Rainbow Wahine padded their margin on a 6-on-5 goal from Amarens Genee with 2:10 to play.
Hawai'i claimed the game's first lead, assuming a 2-0 lead with 2:39 to play in the opening quarter. The Rainbow Wahine received goals from Monika Eggens (6:08) and Dagmar Genee (2:39).
UCLA answered with a 6-on-5 goal from Leah Trella with 53 seconds left in the first quarter and trailed by a 2-1 margin entering the second quarter. The Bruins claimed a 3-2 advantage with goals from Priscilla Orozco (7:37) on a 6-on-5 play and from Greenwood (2:13) in the second period. Hawai'i tied the contest, 3-3, with 33 seconds to play before halftime on a goal from Van Der Molen.
After an exclusion with 12 seconds left in the second quarter, Sarah Orozco scored a 6-on-5 goal with two seconds remaining in the opening half to hand UCLA a 4-3 advantage at the intermission.
Hawai'i outscored UCLA in the third quarter by a 2-0 margin. Goals from Carmen Eggens (3:28) and Dagmar Genee (1:56) put the Rainbow Wahine ahead, 5-4. With 7:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, UCLA's KK Clark found the back of the cage to tie the game, 5-5.
Greenwood's goal with 59 seconds left in regulation handed the Bruins a 6-5 advantage, before Hawai'i scored the game's final three goals.
UCLA junior goalkeeper Caitlin Dement recorded four saves in the cage. Hawai'i goalkeeper Serena Bredin finished with 14 saves.
The Bruins return to action at the UC Irvine Invitational this weekend. The Bruins will face UC Davis in a first-round match at UC Irvine's Anteater Pool on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m. The winner of that match will face the winner of the Loyola Marymount vs. Long Beach State contest later in the afternoon.
No. 5 Hawai'i at No. 3 UCLA (MPSF contest)
Hawai'i Goals: Carmen Eggens 3, Dagmar Genee 2, Carmen Eggens, Amarens Genee, Leonie Van Der Molen
Hawai'i Saves: Serena Bredin 14