March 5, 2011
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TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team secured a pair of wins at Arizona State on Saturday afternoon, defeating ASU, 8-1, in an MPSF match before cruising past Cal Baptist, 17-5 at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Senior Grace Reynolds led the Bruins with three goals in the win over ASU.
UCLA (18-3, 1-1 MPSF) never trailed against the Sun Devils (4-7, 0-2 MPSF). The Bruins raced to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Reynolds scored the first two goals for UCLA, converting on a 6-on-5 opportunity at 6:11 before adding another goal at 5:13. Arizona State scored one goal in the second quarter, trimming UCLA's margin to 4-1 by halftime.
The Bruins held the host Sun Devils scoreless in the final two quarters, outscoring ASU by a 4-0 tally to secure an 8-1 victory. Juniors KK Clark and Hannah Sebenaler each netted two goals and senior Megan Burmeister registered one goal in the win over Arizona State.
UCLA continued its offensive assault shortly after the win over Arizona State, by securing a 17-5 win over Cal Baptist. Freshman Becca Dorst collected a season-high four goals, while junior Sarah Orozco scored three goals and a trio of Bruins - Reynolds, Sebenaler and sophomore Gisselle Naranjo - each tallied two goals.
The Bruins outscored Cal Baptist, 7-0, in the first quarter and led 10-2 after the first half. UCLA added five more goals in the third quarter to secure a commanding 15-3 lead after three periods. Each team added two goals in the final quarter.
Petra Kovacs led Cal Baptist with four goals, while the Lancers received one goal from Christina Webb.
Dement logged two saves in the first half, while Hill added five stops in the match's final two quarters. Cal Baptist goalkeeper Camryn Rogers netted five saves.
UCLA returns to action against California in an MPSF match on Saturday, March 12. Game time at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center is 1 p.m.
No. 3 UCLA at No. 7 Arizona State (MPSF game)
Arizona State Goals: Sarah Harris
Arizona State Saves: Ianeta Hutchinson 10
No. 3 UCLA vs. Cal Baptist (at Arizona State)
UCLA Goals: Becca Dorst 4, Sarah Orozco 3, Gisselle Naranjo 2, Grace Reynolds 2, Hannah Sebenaler 2, Megan Burmeister, Emily Greenwood, Priscilla Orozco, Kelly Ronimus
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 2 (first half), Sami Hill 5 (second half)
Cal Baptist Goals: Petra Kovacs 4, Christina Webb
Cal Baptist Saves: Camryn Rogers 5