No. 2-Seed UCLA Earns 9-5 Victory Over No. 7-Seed San Diego State

April 27, 2012

MPSF Tournament Central

STANFORD, Calif. - Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Dement recorded 14 saves to lead the No. 2-seeded UCLA women's water polo team past No. 7-seeded San Diego State, 9-5, in a first round MPSF Tournament match at Stanford University on Friday afternoon.

UCLA used a 7-1 scoring run that spanned the second through fourth quarters to break open a 2-2 contest and earn a 9-5 victory at Avery Aquatics Center.

The win sends the Bruins (19-3) to a semifinal match against No. 3-seed USC (20-4) on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Emily Greenwood led UCLA with three goals, while KK Clark and Emily Donohoe each tallied two goals. The Bruins also received one goal each from Natasha Schulman and Becca Dorst.

UCLA led San Diego State, 2-1, after the first period. The Aztecs tied the game, 2-2, in the second period, before Donohoe scored with 1:30 to play before halftime, snapping the deadlock.

Goals from Greenwood and Clark put UCLA ahead, 6-2, as the Bruins pulled away from San Diego State. UCLA outscored SDSU by a 6-3 margin in the second half.

Anique Hermann scored three times to lead the Aztecs (21-10).

San Diego State goalkeeper Kelly Campoli registered eight saves in the cage.

Friday afternoon's win helped UCLA improve to 2-0 on the season against San Diego State. Previously, the Bruins earned an 9-4 victory in MPSF action at San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 18.

No. 2-seed UCLA vs. No. 7-seed San Diego State (MPSF Tournament, first round)

1 2 3 4 F
SDSU 1 1 1 2 5
UCLA 2 1 3 3 9

SDSU Goals: Anique Hermann 3, Leanne Ford, Amber Pezzolla
SDSU Saves: Kelly Campoli 8

UCLA Goals: Emily Greenwood 3, KK Clark 2, Emily Donohoe 2, Becca Dorst, Natasha Schulman
UCLA Saves: Caitlin Dement 14

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