March 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team (19-3, 2-1 MPSF) travels to Northern California to face No. 9 San Jose State (10-7, 0-2) in an MPSF game at 1:00 p.m. and then head to Santa Clara (11-12, 6-2 WWPA) for a non-conference game on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
BRUINS AMONG MPSF SCORING LEADERS
Sophomore attacker Emily Donohoe leads UCLA in scoring with 46 goals (2.09 goals per game), which ranks tied for seventh in the MPSF. Freshman Rachel Fattal is second on team in scoring with 39 goals (1.77 goals per game), which ranks 13th in the MPSF. Freshman center Alexa Tielmann is third on the team in scoring with 20 goals while Freshman defender Alys Williams and senior attacker Gisselle Naranjo are tied for fourth on the squad in scoring with 19 goals each.
IN THE CAGE
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper, Sami Hill, is off to a great start in 2013 and is currently second in the MPSF in saves per game at 10.75. She is also third in the MPSF in goals against, giving up 5.72 per game. Hill is also second on the team with 22 assists and is tied for second on the squad with 17 steals. Freshman Alex Musselman hasn't played enough games to qualify for MPSF rankings, but she has allowed just 5.75 goals per game and is averaging 7.76 saves per game.
True freshman Rachel Fattal leads the Bruins in steals (27), sprints won (30) and field blocks (17) and is second in scoring (39 goals) and is third in assists (21).
HILL ON THE ASSIST
Freshman attacker Kodi Hill leads the team in assists with 23 on the year. Hill also has nine goals, 10 steals and is fourth on the squad with five field blocks on the year.
BROOKS ON DECK FOR YEAR FOUR
Brandon Brooks is in his fourth season as UCLA's head women's water polo coach in 2013. He was named the third head coach in program history on June 3, 2009, and has compiled a 90-22 (.804) record.
RECAPPING LAST WEEK
The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team returned to MPSF play on Sunday at the Spieker Aquatics Center, defeating first-year conference opponent CSU Bakersfield, 14-7. It was the Bruins' third straight victory as UCLA had four players each score two goals, snapping the Roadrunners' two-match winning streak.