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Emily Donohoe tallied a pair of goals in UCLA's 8-6 win over UCSD on Saturday.
No. 3 Women's Water Polo Downs No. 13 UCSD, 8-6
By: UCLA Athletics
Irvine, Calif. - The third-ranked UCLA women’s water polo team notched its second win of the day at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday afternoon, dispatching of No. 13 UCSD, 8-6 in a showdown at Corona del Mar High School. The Bruins had previously downed San Diego State, 7-1 in its opening game of the tournament on Saturday morning.

UCLA moved out to a 1-0 lead in the game on a goal by senior Kelly Ronimus at the 4:35 mark. UCSD, however, managed to tie things up less than a minute later on a power play goal by Emma Sasson (4:04). Melissa Bartow then finished off the first quarter scoring, putting UCSD up 2-1 at the 2:08 mark.

The Bruins would score first in the second period, tying the score at 2-2 on a front court goal by Emily Donohoe (7:00). After that, the Tritons would go on a run, eventually moving out to a 5-2 lead. Subsequent goals by Sarah Lizotte (6:00 & 4:54) pushed the score to 4-2, and UCSD notched its fifth goal when Julia Kirkland tallied an exclusion goal at 3:39. The Bruins were able to get on the board once more in the half, as Becca Dorst notched a counter attack goal with just 1:36 to play.

The third period was all UCLA, with the Bruins tying the match at 5-5 following strikes by Alys Williams (5:07) and Mackenzie Barr (:36).

In the fourth period, UCLA took its first lead since early on the in the match, as Donohoe scored her second goal of the day at the 5:30 mark to make it 6-5. In fact, the Bruins scored the first three goals of the period, as Barr (4:15) and Williams (:40) tacked on two more.

UCSD would score once more in the game when Jolene Guiliana notched a goal with 25 seconds left to make the final score 8-6.

UCSD was 1-1 on penalty shots while the Bruins did not attempt a penalty shot in the game. On power plays, UCSD was 2-7 and UCLA was 0-3. UCSD goalkeeper Courtney Miller had a match-high 12 saves. UCLA’s Sami Hill tallied 10.

Next up for UCLA is a showdown with Stanford at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. Click HERE to access the official UC Irvine Invitational website.

No. 13 UC SAN DIEGO vs. No. 3 UCLA

  1 2 3 4 F
No. 13 UCSD 2 3 0 1 6
No. 3 UCLA 1 2 2 3 8

UCSD Goals: Sarah Lizotte (2), Julia Kirkland, Jolene Guiliana, Melissa Bartow, Emma Sasson

UCLA Goals: Mackenzie Barr (2), Emily Donohoe (2), Alys Williams (2), Kelly Ronimus, Becca Dorst

Saves: Courtney MIller (UCSD) - 12; Sami Hill (UCLA) - 10

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