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, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
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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