No. 3 UCLA Downs No. 8 Loyola Marymount, 12-5

April 14, 2011

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LOS ANGELES - Senior Grace Reynolds scored four goals to lead the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team past No. 8 Loyola Marymount, 12-5, in a non-conference game at Spieker Aquatics Center on Thursday night.

Junior KK Clark added three goals and sophomore Emily Greenwood had one pair of goals for the Bruins (21-5). UCLA also received one goal each from seniors Katie Estrada and Priscilla Orozco and sophomore Brooke Martin.

Loyola Marymount (23-8) received two goals from Kimberly Benedetti and Alexandra Honny.

UCLA outscored the Lions each quarter, leading from the start. Reynolds scored the game's first goal with 5:37 to play in the first quarter before Martin scored on a 6-on-5 opportunity (3:02), putting the Bruins ahead, 2-0. LMU answered with a goal from Kimberly Benedetti with four seconds left in the opening period.

The Bruins used a 3-1 scoring run in the second quarter to claim a 5-2 cushion by halftime. UCLA scored the first three goals of the quarter on shots from Greenwood (5:59, 4:00 on a power play) and Reynolds (1:57 on a power play). LMU tallied its second goal of the evening on a shot from Benedetti with 1:33 left before intermission.

UCLA never led by fewer than four goals in the second half. The Bruins outscored LMU, 3-1, in the third quarter and by a 4-2 margin in the final frame. After Clark netted her first of three second-quarter goals (7:39), Loyola Marymount answered with consecutive 6-on-5 goals, cutting UCLA's advantage to 9-5 at the 5:40 mark in the third period. The Bruins scored the game's final four goals to win, 12-5.

Freshman goalkeeper Sami Hill netted nine saves in the cage for UCLA. LMU goalkeeper Elise Ponce finished with eight saves.

UCLA closes its regular season against No. 9 San Diego State on Saturday, April 16. Prior to Saturday's match, the women's water polo program will honor its seniors in the annual "Senior Day" ceremony.

No. 8 Loyola Marymount at No. 3 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Loyola Marymount 1 1 1 2 5
UCLA 2 3 3 4 12

Loyola Marymount Goals: Kimberly Benedetti 2, Alexandra Honny 2, Morgan Bonk
Loyola Marymount Saves: Elise Ponce 8

UCLA Goals: Grace Reynolds 4, KK Clark 3, Emily Greenwood 2, Katie Estrada, Brooke Martin, Priscilla Orozco
UCLA Saves: Sami Hill 9

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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vs. San Jose State
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W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
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W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
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W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. California
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W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
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W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
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