No. 1 UCLA Downs No. 2 USC, 8-4, to Win Stanford Invitational

Feb. 10, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team defeated No. 2 USC, 8-4, in the championship match of the Stanford Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Senior Brittany Rowe and juniors Tanya Gandy and Katie Rulon each led UCLA with two goals.

Sunday's championship win lifted UCLA to a perfect 10-0 record for the second consecutive season. The Bruins have won each of their last seven matches against USC (4-2).

UCLA led from the start, assuming a 4-0 lead after the first quarter. The Trojans cut into the Bruins' advantage, outscoring UCLA 3-1 in the second quarter. Both teams traded goals in the third period, and UCLA blanked USC in the final frame, 2-0.

USC's Kally Lucas led the Trojans with two goals.

Junior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen made seven stops in the cage for UCLA. USC's Tumua Anae recorded 13 saves in goal.

Earlier in the day, the Bruins reached the championship match by dispatching No. 7 San Jose State, 12-7.

UCLA returns to the pool in its MPSF season-opener at No. 9 UC Irvine on Friday, Feb. 15. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.

No. 2 USC vs. No. 1 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
USC 0 3 1 0 4
UCLA 4 1 1 2 8

USC Goals: Kally Lucas 2, Veronika Bartunkova, Forel Davies
USC Saves: Tumua Anae 13

UCLA Goals: Tanya Gandy 2, Brittany Rowe 2, Katie Rulon 2, Anne Belden, Jillian Kraus
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 7


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
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
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