No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Defeats No. 14 UC Santa Barbara, 9-3

Feb. 27, 2010

IRVINE, Calif. - Sophomore KK Clark scored a game-high three goals to lead the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team past No. 14 UC Santa Barbara, 9-3, in a first-round match at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday. The Bruins (10-3) also received two goals each from sophomore Sarah Orozco and freshman Brooke Martin.

UCLA never trailed in the contest, taking a 1-0 lead just 57 seconds into the match on a goal from junior Megan Burmeister. After UC Santa Barbara (6-6) tied the contest, 1-1, with 4:55 to play in the opening frame, the Bruins received one goal from Martin at the 3:09 mark to lead.

With the Bruins ahead 2-1 after one quarter, both teams' defenses clamped down and held each other scoreless through the remainder of the first half.

UCLA outscored the Gauchos by a 3-1 margin in the third quarter and added four more goals in the final quarter to assume a 9-3 victory. In the third period, Orozco scored on a 6-on-5 opportunity with 7:18 left in the frame, before Clark found the back of the cage at the 4:37 mark.

UC Santa Barbara narrowed its deficit to two goals with their second score of the day at 4:03. Martin's second goal at 3:40 in the third quarter pushed UCLA ahead by a 5-2 margin.

The Gauchos scored their final goal with 6:56 to play in the match. Ahead 5-3 at that point, the Bruins closed the contest on a 4-0 scoring run to seal the first-round victory.

Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Dement registered eight saves for the Bruins. UC Santa Barbara's Ruth Milne totaled eight stops in the cage.

UCLA returns to action against No. 5 Michigan (12-3) at the UCI Invitational on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

No. 14 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 3 UCLA (UC Irvine Invitational)

1 2 3 4 F
UC Santa Barbara 1 0 1 1 3
UCLA 2 0 3 4 9

UC Santa Barbara Goals: Christie Clark, Shelby Haroldson, Lizzie Rouleau
UC Santa Barbara Saves: Ruth Milne 8

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 3, Brooke Martin 2, Sarah Orozco 2, Megan Burmeister, Priscilla Orozco
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 8


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 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
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
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