Bruins Advance To Semifinals of MPSF Tournament

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.


1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 5 5 5 2 17
LBSU 2 0 1 2 5

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


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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