No. 1 UCLA Women's Water Polo Beats No. 10 San Jose State, 15-5

March 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team downed No. 10 San Jose State, 15-5, Sunday afternoon in an MPSF match at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The Bruins (20-0, 6-0 MPSF) were led by senior Jillian Kraus' three-goal effort.

UCLA led San Jose State (9-9, 2-4 MPSF) by a 1-0 margin after the first quarter. Junior Anne Belden scored with 1:52 to play in the opening period, handing UCLA a lead it would not relinquish.

The Bruins outscored the visiting Spartans, 6-1, in the second period to assume a 7-1 halftime lead. Two of UCLA's six second-quarter goals came from junior Tanya Gandy on 6-on-5 opportunities. San Jose State added its first goal of the game on a strike from Adrianna Vogt with three seconds to play in the second quarter.

In the second half, UCLA opened the scoring with a quick goal from Kraus (at 6:49) and another from senior Katie Rulon, extending the Bruins' lead to 9-2. Kraus scored another goal at the end of the quarter, giving the Tustin, Calif., resident a hat trick on the day.

UCLA junior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen totaled four saves in the final quarter to finish with 12 in the match. San Jose State's Kendra Adama recorded nine saves in the cage.

The Bruins return to the pool Friday, March 14 at crosstown rival USC. Game time is slated for 5 p.m.

UCLA 15, San Jose State 5

1 2 3 4 F
SJSU 0 1 2 2 5
UCLA 1 6 3 5 15

San Jose State Goals: Beth Harberts 2, Bridget McKee, Juliet Moss, Adrianna Vogt
San Jose State Saves: Kendra Adama 9

UCLA Goals: Jillian Kraus 3, Anne Belden 2, Tanya Gandy 2, Brittany Rowe 2, Gabrielle Domanic, Kamaile Crowell, Kelly Easterday, Courtney Mathewson, Katie Rulon, Camy Sullivan
UCLA Saves: Brittany Fullen 12

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