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