No. 4 UCLA Cruises Past No. 13 Long Beach State, 18-2

Feb. 21, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team received a pair of goals from eight players to defeat No. 13 Long Beach State, 18-2, in first-round action at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Seniors Anne Belden, Tanya Gandy and Katie Rulon, sophomores Megan Burmeister and Kelsey McGinley and freshmen Nicole Barker, Randi Bresee and KK Clark each netted one pair of goals. The Bruins also received one goal each from sophomore Noel Umphrey and freshman Hannah Sebenaler.

UCLA scored the game's first four goals, as Gandy opened the scoring with a goal at the 5:44 mark in the first quarter. Belden converted on a 6-on-5 opportunity with 4:45 remaining and Clark added the Bruins' third goal with 3:50 left in the opening quarter. Rulon's goal on a 6-on-5 handed UCLA an early 4-0, first-quarter lead.

Long Beach State got on the board with one goal at the 1:39 mark by Krizia Cerda in the first quarter before Burmeister answered with her first of two goals with 40 seconds left in the frame.

UCLA used a 6-0 scoring run through the second quarter to secure the UC Irvine Invitational victory.

The Bruins outscored the 49ers, 3-1, in the third quarter and by a 4-0 margin in the final period.

Freshman Caitlin Dement earned her first collegiate start, totaling a career-high 13 saves in four quarters.

Long Beach State's Kristen Stagier logged three saves in the first half, and Lauren Randazzo totaled four stops in the second half.

No. 13 Long Beach State vs. No. 4 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Long Beach State 1 0 1 0 2
UCLA 5 6 3 4 18

Long Beach State Goals: Krizia Cerda, Lauren Sieprath
Long Beach State Saves: Lauren Randazzo 4, Kristen Stagier 3

UCLA Goals: Nicole Barker 2, Anne Belden 2, Randi Bresee 2, Megan Burmeister 2, KK Clark 2, Tanya Gandy 2, Kelsey McGinley 2, Katie Rulon 2, Hannah Sebenaler, Noel Umphrey
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 13


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
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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