No. 1 UCLA Women's Water Polo Falls to No. 5 California, 8-6

April 7, 2012

2012 UCLA Media Guide

BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team dropped an 8-6 decision at No. 5 California in an MPSF match on Saturday afternoon. Becca Dorst scored a team-leading three goals for the Bruins, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped.

Breda Vosters led the host Golden Bears (17-6, 4-2 MPSF) with four goals.

California claimed a 2-1 lead after the first quarter and entered the second half with a 5-2 cushion.

UCLA (16-2, 5-1) closed the gap to 5-3 on Dorst's second goal of the match at 5:38 in the third quarter. California twice extended its advantage to three goals in the third period, entering the final quarter with a 7-4 cushion.

Vosters found the back of the cage with 6:24 left in regulation, putting the Golden Bears ahead of UCLA, 8-4. The Bruins reduced California's margin to 8-6 with goals from KK Clark (6:07) and Sarah Orozco (4:06).

UCLA's Caitlin Dement recorded nine saves in goal, while California's Lindsay Dorst was credited with eight saves.

The Bruins return to action with a pair of non-conference matches next weekend. UCLA plays at UC Irvine on Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. The Bruins take on Loyola Marymount on the road Sunday, April 15, at 12 p.m.

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