No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Finishes Third at UCI Invitational

Feb. 28, 2010

IRVINE, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team finished third at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sunday, edging No. 4 California, 7-6 in an unprecedented eight-overtime match. The Bruins broke a 6-6 tie with 1:07 to play in the eighth overtime (sixth sudden-death overtime) on a goal from sophomore KK Clark.

Clark finished the third-place match with two goals. The Bruins (12-4) also received one pair of goals from junior Priscilla Orozco and one goal each from junior Grace Reynolds, sophomore Sarah Orozco and freshman Leah Trella.

Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Dement registered 19 saves in the cage for UCLA.

After a 2-2 first quarter, California blanked the Bruins by a 2-0 margin in the second quarter to secure a 4-2 lead at halftime. Each team traded one goal in the third frame before the Bruins tied the game, 6-6, by scoring two goals in the fourth quarter.

UCLA captured a 6-5 lead after the first of two three-minute overtime sessions before California tied the contest, 6-6, after the second three-minute overtime. Neither team scored over the course of the next five three-minute sudden death overtime sessions.

Earlier in the day, the Bruins dropped a 10-4 decision to top-ranked Stanford in a semifinal match. Reynolds led UCLA with two goals in that contest, and Dement finished with six saves.

The Bruins return to action at No. 6 Hawai'i in an MPSF match on Saturday, March 6. Game time is 9 p.m. (PT).

No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 3 UCLA (UCI Invitational - Semifinal)

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

UCLA Goals: Grace Reynolds 2, Megan Burmeister, Kelly Easterday
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 6

Stanford Goals: Kelsey Holshouser 2, Kim Krueger 2, Jessica Steffens 2, Kelly Eaton, Alyssa Lo, Pallavi Menon, Melissa Seidemann
Stanford Saves: Amber Oland 6, Kate Baldoni 4

No. 4 California vs. No. 3 UCLA (UCI Invitational - Third-Place Match)

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT 4OT 5OT 6OT 7OT 8OT F
California 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
UCLA 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7

California Goals: Emily Csikos 3, Meghan Corso 2, Stephanie Schnugg
California Saves: Stephanie Peckham 19

UCLA Goals: KK Clark 2, Priscilla Orozco 2, Sarah Orozco, Grace Reynolds, Leah Trella
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 16


EVENT INFORMATION
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
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