UCLA Wins MPSF Championship

April 29, 2007

After suffering two regular season defeats at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal, UCLA finally got its retribution in the championship match of the MPSF Tournament held in Tempe, Arizona. UCLA snapped Stanford's 22 game winning streak en route to its sixth MPSF conference championship in the 12-year history of the tournament. With the victory, the Bruins earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA tournament will be held in Los Alamitos, California, in two weeks.

Kelly Rulon continued her dominating play in the postseason, scoring a hat trick in the first quarter of play. Emily Feher made three stops in the quarter, and the Bruins led 3-0 after eight minutes. Stanford finally got its first goal in the first minute of the second period when Katie Hansen capitalized on a 6-on-5 opportunity. But UCLA continued to put pressure on the Stanford defense. Katie Rulon scored with 1:28 to play before halftime, and Courtney Mathewson hit the back of the net with just 22 seconds left in the half. The Bruins led at halftime 5-1.

The Cardinal regained its focus in the third quarter, scoring the first two goals to close within two of the Bruins. But once again, UCLA controlled the second half of the quarter by scoring three consecutive goals. Kelly Rulon's fourth goal of the game put the Bruins up 6-3, and Courtney Mathewson's second goal put UCLA up 8-3. In the fourth quarter, the airtight Bruin defense held the Cardinal scoreless. Molly Cahill scored to make the final score 9-3.

Emily Feher had eight saves in the game, and her counterpart, Meredith McColl had four. Kelly Rulon is now just three goals away from becoming UCLA's all-time leading goal scorer.


1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 3 2 3 1 9
Stanford 0 1 2 0 3

UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 4, Courtney Mathewson 2, Molly Cahill, Tanya Gandy, Katie Rulon
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 8
Stanford Goals:Katie Hansen 2, Kira Hillman
Stanford Saves: Meredith McColl 4


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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS