UCLA takes first two games at the Stanford Invitational

Feb. 3, 2007

The two-time NCAA champion UCLA Women's Water Polo Team began their season today, defeating fourth-ranked California 10-2, and fifth ranked Hawaii 12-4 in the first day of the Stanford Invitational.

In the first game, the Bruins jumped on the Bears early, outscoring them 6-1 before halftime. In the second half, the Bruins extended their lead and cruised to a 10-2 victory.

In their second game of the day, the Bruins fell behind early to Hawaii, ending the first quarter down 3-2. They then shut out their opponent and scored seven goals over the next two quarters to take a comfortable lead. The Bruins won the game 12-4. Kelly Rulon, Katie Rulon, and Jillian Kraus all recorded three goals in the victory.

The Bruins will play Indiana tomorrow (2/4/07) at 9:10 am to complete bracket play. If they win, they will play in the championship of the tournament at 4:30 pm. The Tournament is being held on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 3 3 1 3 10
Cal 1 0 1 0 2

UCLA Goals: Gabrielle Domanic 3, Tanya Gandy 2, Katie Rulon, Brittany Rowe, Jillian Kraus, Molly Cahill, Kelly Rulon
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 8
Cal Goals:Windes, Corso

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 2 4 3 3 12
Hawaii 3 0 0 1 4

UCLA Goals: Jillian Kraus 3, Katie Rulon 3, Kelly Rulon 3, Brittany Rowe, Tanya Gandy, Kamaile Crowell
Hawaii Goals: Mason, Van Raalte, Sieprath, Hason-Swaner

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