The Bruins defeated Hawai'i 13-8 on the strength of four goals from freshman Rachel Fattal.
The Bruins and the Tigers square off in Boston at Harvard's Blodgett Pool on Friday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. (PT)/3:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bruins will face No. 3 Arizona State on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. with an NCAA at-large berth on the line.
The Bruins will face fifth-seeded California, the MPSF Tournament hosts, on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Freshman Rachel Fattal scored a team-high two goals for the Bruins.
Was a member of the water polo team at the Yale Secondary School...was a three-year Elite Athlete Award winner in high school...named team MVP in 2010 and 2012...Helped lead her team to a second place finish at the 2012 British Columbia high School Championships...also guided her team to second and third place finishes at the 2010 and 2011 British Columbia High School Championships...was named to the Championship All-Star Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012...inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Wall of Fame in 2012.
Competed for the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club...finished in third place at the Canadian National Club Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012...named to the All-Star National Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012...was the top scorer at the 2012 Canadian National Club Championships...awarded the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Most Valuable U-18 Athlete at the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club...With Team BC, was a member of the U-16 team that won bronze in 2009 and gold in 2010 at the Hawaiian Invitational...helped the Canadian National Team win the gold medal in 2011 at the Youth Pan-Am Games in Puerto Rico and to finish in fifth place at the 2012 Youth World Championships in Australia...was a member of the 2012 Junior Canadian National Team which earned a second place finish at the Junior Pan-Am Games in Montreal...also competed with the Canadian Senior National Team at the 2012 FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final in China.
Full name: Alexa Danielle Tielmann...born June 27, 1994 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada...daughter of Henry and Leanne Tielmann...has one brother, Ryan... lists her greatest athletic thrill to date as winning the 2011 Youth Pan-Am Games by one goal over the USA.