No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Defeats Bucknell, Indiana

Jan. 24, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team cruised to a pair of victories at the season-opening Michigan Invitational on Saturday, blanking Bucknell, 17-0, and downing Indiana, 10-3, at Canham Natatorium.

UCLA held Bucknell scoreless in both teams' season-opening matches. Freshman KK Clark scored three goals in her collegiate debut, and seniors Tanya Gandy and Katie Rulon each added three goals. Sophomore Katie Estrada and freshman Randi Bresee each scored one pair of goals.

The Bruins led 4-0 after the first quarter and raced to a 10-goal lead by halftime.

Hours later, UCLA returned to the pool to face Indiana. The Bruins received a game-high three goals from Gandy and two goals each from sophomore Priscilla Orozco and Rulon.

Against the Hoosiers, UCLA opened a 3-1 lead after the first quarter and maintained a 5-2 advantage through the first half. The Bruins shutout Indiana by a 4-0 margin in the third quarter, and both teams traded one goal in the final period.

Senior Brittany Fullen recorded three saves in goal for UCLA against Indiana. Fullen logged six saves in the first three quarters against Bucknell, and freshman Caitlin Dement made two saves in the fourth quarter.

No. 3 UCLA returns to action at No. 10 Michigan in both teams' final contest of the Michigan Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 25. Game time is slated for 11:30 a.m. (PT).

No. 3 UCLA vs. Bucknell

1 2 3 4 F
UCLA 4 6 3 4 17
Bucknell 0 0 0 0 0

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 3, Tanya Gandy 3, Katie Rulon 3, Randi Bresee 2, Katie Estrada 2, Kelly Easterday, Kelsey McGinley, Hannah Sebenaler, Camy Sullivan
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 6, Caitlin Dement 2

Bucknell Goals: None
Bucknell Saves: Brittany Connor (saves not recorded)

No. 3 UCLA vs. Indiana

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

UCLA Goals: Tanya Gandy 3, Priscilla Orozco 2, Katie Rulon 2, KK Clark, Kelly Easterday, Sarah Orozco
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 3

Indiana Goals: Maggie Hannon, Nicole Redder, Lauren Wyckoff
Indiana Saves: Katie Carson 3, Cassie Wyckoff 0


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
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 - 12:45 PM PST
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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