No. 4 UCLA Women's Water Polo Advances to Tournament Title Match

Feb. 5, 2012

2012 Stanford Invitational

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team advanced to the Stanford Invitational championship match by defeating No. 12 Michigan, 10-3, on Sunday morning at Stanford's Baker Pool.

Becca Dorst scored a game-high three goals to pace UCLA (6-0), which will face tournament host Stanford (5-0) on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 in the title match.

In all, UCLA received at least one goal from eight players. KK Clark added one goal, extending her scoring streak on the season to six matches.

The Bruins blanked Michigan (3-5) in the second half after the game was deadlocked, 3-3, at halftime.

Each team scored two goals in the opening quarter and one goal in the second period. UCLA controlled the second half, outscoring the Wolverines by a 7-0 tally to secure the 10-3 win.

UCLA last held an opponent scoreless in either half on March 5, 2011. The Bruins defeated Arizona State, 8-1, in that contest, limiting the host Sun Devils to one goal in the second quarter. It was the third time in Brandon Brooks' tenure as head coach (2010-12) that UCLA has held an opponent scoreless in one half.

Sunday morning's contest marked the second meeting between these two schools this season. Two weeks ago, UCLA outlasted Michigan, 10-8, in a Michigan Invitational contest at the Wolverines' Canham Natatorium.

Meagan Cobb, Lauren Colton and Kiki Golden each scored one goal for Michigan.

Goalkeeper Caitlin Dement recorded 10 saves in the cage for UCLA.

UCLA last faced Stanford in the 2011 MPSF Tournament semifinals, securing a 9-8 victory at San Jose State. That game marked Stanford's first and only loss of the 2011 season. The Cardinal entered the match having won their first 24 games of the season before ultimately winning the 2011 NCAA Championship two weeks later.

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 12 Michigan (Stanford Invitational)

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

Michigan Goals: Meagan Cobb, Lauren Colton, Kiki Golden
Michigan Saves: Alex Adamson (unavailable)

UCLA Goals: Becca Dorst 3, KK Clark, Emily Donohoe, Danielle Ferraro, Gabby Juarez, Gisselle Naranjo, Kelly Ronimus, Hannah Sebenaler
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 10



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 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
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
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