No. 4 UCLA Women's Water Polo Falls at Stanford, 9-5

Feb. 5, 2012

Stanford Invitational

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team lost 9-5 to Stanford late Sunday afternoon in the Stanford Invitational championship match. KK Clark led UCLA with three goals.

The Bruins (6-1) also received one goal from Becca Dorst and Kelly Ronimus in their first defeat of the season.

Stanford (6-0) was paced by two goals each from Kaley Dodson, Victoria Kennedy and Kelsey Suggs. The host Cardinal claimed a 2-1 lead after one quarter and pushed their margin to 5-2 by halftime.

UCLA reduced Stanford's cushion to two goals - 6-4 - by outscoring the Cardinal, 2-1, in the third quarter. Stanford pushed ahead in the final period with three goals while limiting UCLA to one.

UCLA goalkeeper Caitlin Dement recorded three saves in the cage. Stanford's Kate Baldoni was credited with 15 stops.

Clark has scored in each of UCLA's seven matches this season, totaling a team-best 18 goals.

Earlier in the day, the Bruins advanced to the title match with a 10-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan.

In other action at the Stanford Invitational on Sunday afternoon, USC took third place with a 10-5 win over California. Hawaii defeated San Jose State, 11-7, to capture fifth place. Michigan took down UC Davis, 7-5, to finish seventh.

UCLA returns to action against Cal Baptist at Spieker Aquatics Center on Saturday, Feb. 11. Game time of the Bruins' first home contest is 6 p.m.

No. 4 UCLA at No. 2 Stanford (Stanford Invitational Championship)

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 1 1 2 1 5
Stanford 2 3 1 3 9

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 3, Becca Dorst, Kelly Ronimus
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 3

Stanford Goals: Kaley Dodson 2, Victoria Kennedy 2, Kelsey Suggs 2, Alyssa Lo, Kaitlyn Lo, Pallavi Menon
Stanford Saves: Kate Baldoni 15

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