No. 3 UCLA Women's Water Polo Holds Off No. 5 Michigan, 7-5

Feb. 27, 2010

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team advanced to the semifinals of the UC Irvine Invitational with a 7-5 victory over No. 5 Michigan on Saturday afternoon at Corona del Mar High School. Juniors Priscilla Orozco and Grace Reynolds led the Bruins (11-3) with two goals each.

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

The Bruins also received goals from Megan Burmeister, Kelly Easterday and Brooke Martin.

Michigan (12-4) was led by a three-goal effort from Kiki Golden. Wolverines goalkeeper Morgan Turner made six stops in the first three quarters, and Brittany May totaled three saves in the fourth quarter.

The Bruins led from the start, securing a 2-0 lead after the first quarter. UCLA outscored Michigan, 2-1, in the second half to lead 4-1 at halftime. The Bruins expanded their advantage to 7-2 through three quarters and held off a fourth-quarter rally by Michigan to win, 7-5.

The semifinal victory pits UCLA against No. 1 Stanford in a semifinal contest on Sunday, Feb. 28. Game time at UC Irvine is slated for 10:30 a.m. The Bruins and Cardinal have not faced each other this season.

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 3 UCLA (UC Irvine Invitational)

1 2 3 4 F
Michigan 0 1 1 3 5
UCLA 2 2 3 0 7

Michigan Goals: Kiki Golden 3, Terri Bukofzer, Lauren Orth
MIchigan Saves: Morgan Turner 6, Brittany May 3

UCLA Goals: Priscilla Orozco 2, Grace Reynolds 2, Megan Burmeister, Kelly Easterday, Brooke Martin
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 9


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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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