First Ranked Bruins Top Hawaii, 13-8

Feb. 24, 2005

The No. 1 UCLA women defeated No. 9 Hawaii, 13-8 in their second home game of the season. Hawaii's eight goal count is the most goals scored against the Bruins so far this year. Hawaii stayed with the Bruins through the most of the third quarter until UCLA eventually pulled away and took the game. UCLA still has never trailed at the end of a quarter. Hawaii is now 2-5, 1-2 in the MPSF, and UCLA is 9-0 and 2-0 in MPSF conference play.

The game opened unexpectedly with a Hawaii goal by Anna Sieprath after 19 seconds of play. There was little action until Gabrielle Domanic tied the game on a Bruin goal. With a minute left in the first quarter, Natalie Golda tossed in the first of her three goals to give the Bruins a 2-1 edge. In the first quarter, there were four Bruin ejections, giving Hawaii many opportunities and shots on goal. UCLA Goalie Emily Feher stopped four Wahine shots in the first. The second quarter also was very close. Iefke Van Belkem scored in the first minute of the second quarter to tie the game. Golda scored again immediately after, followed by a goal by Thalia Munro, to put the Bruins ahead 4-2, but Kruszona and Beth Novick each scored to tie the game once again. Kelly Rulon responded with a goal to give the Bruins a lead that they would hold for the rest of the game. The score at the half was 6-4.

The third and fourth quarters were also very physical. There were 13 ejections total and two four-meter penalty shots against UCLA, in which Hawaii converted both. In the third, scoring went back and fourth. Brittany Dames and Van Belkum scored for Hawaii. Kacy Kunkel, Brittany Rowe, and Natalie Golda made Bruin goals in the third. At the end of the quarter, UCLA led 9-6. In the fourth quarter, Kelly Rulon dominated the game. She scored three times to help UCLA hold off the Wahine. Both four-meter penalty shots were in the fourth. Shannon Carroll of the Wahine received a yellow card with four minutes left. Kristina Kunkel also scored four the Bruins to keep Hawaii from coming back.

For the game, there were 21 ejections (10 on UCLA and 11 on Hawaii), two four-meter penalty shots, and one yellow card. Rulon led Bruin scorers with four goals. Golda had three and Kristina Kunkel added two. Gabrielle Domanic, Kacy Kunkel, Thalia Munro, and Brittany Rowe each had one. UCLA goalkeeper Feher had 11 saves. For the Wahine, Van Belkum led the team with three goals. Kruszona had two. Dames, Novick, and Sieprath had one goal each. Hawaii goalkeeper Meike De Nooy had three saves.

UCLA returns to action in the Gaucho Invitational beginning Friday, February 25th. They will face Princeton and Arizona State on Friday, and following games will be determined by the tournament outcomes. The Bruins' next exciting home game is on Saturday, March 5th against No. 2 USC.

UCLA vs. Hawaii 2/24/05

1 2 3 4 F
Hawaii 1 3 2 2 8
UCLA 2 4 3 4 13

UCLA Goals: Kelly Rulon 4, Natalie Golda 3, Kristina Kunkel 2, Gabrielle Domanic, Thalia Munro, Kacy Kunkel, Brittany Rowe
UCLA Saves: Emily Feher 8
Hawaii Goals: Iefke Van Belkum 3, Monika Kruszona 2, Brittany Dames, Beth Novick
Hawaii Saves: Meike De Nooy 3


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 - 12:45 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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