No. 4 UCLA Women's Water Polo Defeats No. 5 San Diego State, 14-7

Feb. 13, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team opened its MPSF schedule with a 14-7 victory over No. 5 San Diego State on Friday afternoon at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The Bruins recorded seven goals in the second quarter and held on for the victory in their first home contest of the 2009 season.

Senior Tanya Gandy and Katie Rulon each led UCLA (6-2, 1-0 MPSF) with three goals. Sophomore Priscilla Orozco and freshman Hannah Sebenaler each added one pair of goals.

San Diego State (6-1, 0-1 MPSF) was led by senior Jenna Schuster's four-goal effort. Senior Anna Gonzales added two goals for the visiting Aztecs, and senior Erinn Greenwood scored one goal.

UCLA opened a 4-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Rulon scored the game's first goal, just 1:10 into the contest, and Sarah Orozco doubled the Bruins' advantage with a goal at the 4:20 mark in the first quarter. Priscilla Orozco's goal 21 seconds into the second period swelled the Bruins' advantage to 3-0, and sophomore Kelly Easterday's strike at the 6:33 mark handed UCLA a 4-0 lead.

The Aztecs sliced UCLA's cushion in half, as Schuster scored San Diego State's first goal with 6:18 to play in the first half and Gonzales followed at the 5:42 mark, converting on a five-meter penalty shot.

The Bruins used a 5-2 run to close the second half and assume a 9-4 halftime advantage.

In the third quarter, San Diego State reduced its deficit to as few as three goals. The Aztecs closed the gap to 9-6 on Gonzales' second goal of the day with 5:17 remaining in the period.

UCLA took advantage of a 5-0 scoring run in the game's final four minutes to secure the MPSF victory.

Senior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen tied her season high with 12 saves in the cage. San Diego State's Kelly Capoli recorded nine saves in goal.

The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team returns to action against No. 9 Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Feb. 14. Game time at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center is 1 p.m.

No. 5 San Diego State at No. 4 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
SDSU 0 4 1 2 7
UCLA 2 7 0 5 14

SDSU Goals: Jenna Schuster 4, Anna Gonzales 2, Erinn Greenwood
SDSU Saves: Kelly Campoli 9

UCLA Goals: Tanya Gandy 3, Katie Rulon 3, Priscilla Orozco 2, Hannah Sebenaler 2, Anne Belden, Kelly Easterday, Sarah Orozco, Camy Sullivan
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 12


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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