Top-Ranked Women's Water Polo Shuts Out San Jose State
March 15, 1998
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- Two-time national collegiate champion UCLA (1996, 1997) dominated new conference opponent San Jose State University 18-0 in an MPSF matchup. The No. 14 Spartans were held scoreless by the top-ranked Bruins.
UCLA was led in scoring by junior All-American Catharine von Schwarz, who netted five goals. Other leaders included freshmen Robin Beauregard (4 goals) and Kristin Guerin (3 goals). Eight players notched points for the Bruins.
UCLA's stifling defense was guided by senior netkeeper Nicolle Payne, who tallied six saves, and freshman goalie Alison LaBonte, who grabbed one save. Senior goalkeeper Cathy Hernandez had four saves for the Spartans.
This was the first match between the Spartans and Bruins, this being San Jose State's inaugural varsity year in women's water polo. The victory increases UCLA's record to 15-1 overall, 4-0 in conference play. The Bruins have outscored their 1998 opponents 215-53. San Jose State falls to 9-6 overall, 1-2 in MPSF action.
UCLA will return to the pool on Tuesday, March 17, at 3 p.m., to host University of Massachusetts. The Bruins will be in action again next weekend, hosting rival California on Saturday and University of the Pacific on Sunday.
San Jose State 0 0 0 0= 0 UCLA 3 6 4 5= 18 UCLA: von Schwarz 5, Beauregard 4, Guerin 3, Herrera 2, Golaboski, Mansur, McAloon,Tenenbaum. Saves: SJSU- Hernandez 4, UCLA- Payne 6, LaBonte 1.
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