No. 2 UCLA Women's Water Polo Wins at No. 7 LMU, 7-6

April 15, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - Sarah Orozco scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in overtime to lead the No. 2 UCLA women's water polo team past No. 7 Loyola Marymount, 7-6, in a non-conference match at Burns Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins (18-2) led 2-0 after the first quarter and secured a 3-2 cushion at halftime, but Loyola Marymount (15-9) battled back with three goals in the third quarter to secure a 5-4 advantage heading to the final period.

KK Clark and Hannah Sebenaler each netted two goals for the Bruins, who have won 12 of their last 13 matches.

Sebenaler tallied the first of her two goals with 5:09 left in the final quarter to tie the contest, 5-5. Sebenaler scored against for UCLA, this time at the 4:08 mark to push the Bruins ahead, 6-5.

Loyola Marymount's Alexandra Honny, who netted a game-high four goals, scored as time expired in the fourth quarter, tying the game 6-6 and pushing the contest into overtime.

Backed by senior goalkeeper Caitlin Dement's 12-save effort, UCLA held the host Lions scoreless in both three-minute overtime sessions. Neither team capitalized on a 6-on-5 situation in the first overtime, before UCLA drew a five-meter penalty with 2:13 left in the second session.

Orozco slammed home the goal and the Bruins held on for a 7-6 victory. A five-meter penalty shot attempt by LMU with five seconds left in the match was unsuccessful.

UCLA returns to action with its final regular-season game next Saturday evening, hosting No. 1 Stanford. Game time against the Cardinal is 6:30 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center.

No. 2 UCLA at No. 7 Loyola Marymount

1 2 3 4 OT OT F
UCLA 2 1 1 2 0 1 7
Loyola Marymount 0 2 3 1 0 0 6

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 2, Hannah Sebenaler 2, Emily Greenwood, Brooke Martin, Sarah Orozco
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 12

Loyola Marymount Goals: Alexandra Honny 4, Kimberly Benedetti, Erin Manke
Loyola Marymount Saves: Elise Ponce 8

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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