April 27, 2007
The second-seeded women's water polo team cruised past Long Beach State (8-17) by a score of 17-5 to set up a semifinal match against cross-town rival USC.
The Bruins (23-2) used a 5-0 first quarter run, followed by a 5-0 second quarter to open up a commanding 10-2 halftime lead. Sophomore Katie Rulon led the team with four goals. All-MPSF First-Team selection Jillian Kraus and Honorable Mention Brittany Rowe each put three in the back of the net.
The semifinals of the MPSF tournament will feature a rematch of the #2 Bruins and the #3 Women of Troy. UCLA won both showdowns this year by just one goal. The other semifinal will feature #4 Hawaii versus #1 Stanford.
UCLA will play tomorrow (4/28) at 3:40 PM at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Arizona.
UCLA Goals: Katie Rulon 4, Jillian Kraus 3, Brittany Rowe 3, Gabrielle Domanic 2, Anne Belden, Molly Cahill, Tanya Gandy, Kacy Kunkel, Kelly Rulon
UCLA Saves:Emily Feher 3, Brittany Fullen 2
LBSU Goals: Wawrzynski 2, Winchell 2, Wensman
LBSU Saves: Hayes 6