No. 1 UCLA Cruises to 14-4 Win over No. 7 Arizona State

April 13, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team defeated No. 7 Arizona State, 14-4, at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on Sunday. UCLA concluded its regular-season slate with a perfect 27-0 record and 12-0 MPSF mark.

Arizona State (19-10, 6-5 MPSF) jumped out to an early lead with an extra-man goal by Candice Phillippe, but senior Brittany Rowe scored the equalizer just thirteen seconds later. In her final regular-season game, senior Jillian Kraus then scored three unanswered goals in the first quarter to give the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the second quarter, the Bruins blanked the Sun Devils by a 4-0 margin. Seniors Courtney Mathewson, Brittany Rowe and Gabrielle Domanic each scored once for the Bruins. Junior Anne Belden added another goal to give the Bruins a 9-1 halftime lead.

In the second half, UCLA received a quick goal from Courtney Mathewson. Brittany Rowe added two more in the quarter, giving her four on the day in her final regular-season match as a Bruin. Freshman Priscilla Orozco scored two more goals, extending UCLA's lead to 14-1 after three quarters.

UCLA held its lead in the final quarter, despite three fourth-quarter goals from Arizona State sophomore Kelly Phelps.

The Bruins return to action in an exhibition game against the U.S. National Team on Thursday, April 17. Game time at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center is slated for 4 p.m.

No. 7 Arizona State at No. 1 UCLA

1 2 3 4 F
Arizona State 1 0 0 3 4
UCLA 5 4 5 0 14

Arizona State Goals: Kelly Phelps 3, Candice Phillippe
Arizona State Saves: Caylinn Wallace 7

UCLA Goals: Brittany Rowe 4, Jillian Kraus 3, Courtney Mathewson 2, Priscilla Orozco 2, Anne Belden, Gabrielle Domanic, Katie Rulon
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 7

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