No. 1 UCLA Women's Water Polo Tops No. 4 Hawai'i, 9-5

March 29, 2008

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The No. 1-ranked UCLA women's water polo team used six second-half goals to break a 3-3 deadlock and defeat No. 4-ranked Hawai'i, 9-5, in an MPSF match Friday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

Senior Courtney Mathewson led the visiting Bruins (22-0, 8-0 MPSF) with three goals. Senior Jillian Kraus and junior Tanya Gandy each recorded two goals.

Hawai'i junior Angela Turnbull led the Rainbow Wahine (13-5, 6-2 MPSF) with three goals, while junior Kelly Mason and Leonie Van Der Molen each added one goal.

UCLA raced to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, before Hawai'i answered with two goals before the end of the first period. In the second quarter, both teams traded one goal and entered halftime with a 3-3 tie.

Mathewson led the Bruins' third-quarter attack, scoring each of her three goals in that period. A goal by Turnbull from nine meters out with 10 seconds before the break cut UCLA's advantage to 7-4.

The Bruins added two more goals in the fourth quarter, to lead 9-4, before Hawai'i registered its final goal.

UCLA allowed Hawai'i to score once in five six-on-five opportunities.

The Bruins return to action at home next weekend, hosting California on Saturday at 1 p.m. The following afternoon, UCLA hosts Pacific at 1 p.m.

No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 4 Hawai'i

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 1 4 2 9
Hawai'i 2 1 1 1 5

UCLA Goals: Courtney Mathewson 3, Jillian Kraus 2, Tanya Gandy 2, Brittany Rowe, Katie Rulon
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 10

Hawai'i Goals: Angela Turnbull 3, Kelly Mason, Leonie Van Der Molen
Hawai'i Saves: Serena Bredin 10


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
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:10 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
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
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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