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, 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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