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Women's Water Polo Hosts No. 3 UCLA
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

March 19, 1999

NO. 4 BEARS (12-4, 3-2)
HOST NO. 3 UCLA, NO. 8 UC SANTA BARBARA

Sat., Mar. 20 vs. UCLA, Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, CA 12 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 21 vs. UC Santa Barbara, Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, CA 10 a.m.

NOTING THE BEARS: This week, the No. 4 ranked California women's water polo team (12-4, 3-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) hosts No. 3 ranked UCLA and No. 8 ranked UC Santa Barbara in two MPSF matches. Last week, the Bears split a pair of MPSF matches on the road, defeating Long Beach State, 11-6, Mar. 11 and falling to then No. 4 ranked San Diego State, 7-5, Mar. 12. Cal then rebounded by dominating Indiana, 14-1, Monday at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Against Long Beach State, Cal was led by four goals from junior Colette Glinkowski (Danville, CA) and three goals from junior Heather Petri (Orinda, CA). Senior goalie Evi Schueller (Mountain View, CA) had an impressive 11 saves. Against San Diego State, the Bears were never really in the contest as they fell behind, 3-1, after the first period, got within 3-2 at halftime, but then were outscored, 2-0, in the third quarter. Cal finally outscored the Aztecs, 3-2 in the fourth period, but it was too late as San Diego State won easily, 7-5. Senior co-captain Erin Kelley (Oak Park, IL) and Petri tallied two goals each for the Bears. In Cal's victory over Indiana, 10 different Bears scored, led by two goals apiece from Petri, sophomore Beth Irwin (Menlo Park, CA) and reshirt freshman Julie Arnold (Longwood, FL). Cal continues to be led by the scoring of Glinkowski, with 30 goals. Senior co-captain Melanie vonHartitzsch (Tulsa, OK) is second on the team with 19 goals and Petri is third in scoring with 14 goals. In three years as a varsity sport, Cal women's water polo team has a record of 101-24 (.808) and has placed second nationally to UCLA the past three years. The Bears were 27-6 overall and 11-3 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation last season.

HEAD COACH PETER ASCH: One of the greatest players in American water polo history, Peter Asch (18-6, .750), was named head coach of Cal's women's water polo team last August. Asch, who earned All-America honors in water polo at Cal three straight years (1967-69), later won a bronze medal as part of the U.S. Olympic team in 1972 and was inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame in 1997. He served as Cal's interim head coach during the collegiate national tournament last April and helped the Bears finish second nationally behind UCLA, including an upset of second-ranked Stanford in the national semifinals.

COLETTE GLINKOWSKI: Cal's junior driver, Colette Glinkowski, was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player of the UC San Diego Invitational and was later named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week (Feb. 15). Glinkowski had a phenomenal weekend in which she scored 15 goals in five games. She lead the Bears in scoring in four of the five matches, including scoring five goal in Cal's 6-3 semifinal upset of No. 1 ranked Stanford. Glinkowski has led the Bears in scoring in nine of the team's 16 matches this season. She was the team's second leading scorer in '98 with 46 goals and has already tallied 116 goals in her career. Last season, Glinkowski was a National Championship second team selection, MPSF second team and MPSF All-Tournament Honorable Mention.

NOTING UCLA, UC SANTA BARBARA: No. 3 ranked UCLA is 9-6 (2-2 in MPSF) this season and is led by freshman Jennifer Lamb with 15 goals. In the Bruins last matches they lost to No. 1 ranked USC, 7-6 in overtime Mar. 6, defeated No. 6 Hawaii, 8-5, Mar. 7 and defeated No. 7 Massachusetts, 6-2 Mar. 16 in Los Angeles. Earlier this season, Cal defeated UCLA, 8-5, Feb. 28 in the third-place match of the UC Santa Barbara Tournament. No. 9 ranked UC Santa Barbara is 5-7 (0-2 in MPSF). The Bears have not played the Gauchos this season, but were 2-0 against UC Santa Barbara in 1998, including defeating the Gauchos, 7-1, in the second match of the National Qualifying Tournament at Stanford.

1999 CAL WOMEN WATER POLO STATISTICS
(12-4 Overall; 3-2 MPSF; 3-1 Home; 2-1 Road; 7-2 Neutral)

   NAME                    GOALS   
   Colette Glinkowski       30
   Melanie vonHartitzsch    19
   Heather Petri            14
   Breena Fleener           13
   Erin Kelley              13
   Chris Lane               12
   Julia Cesnik             10
   Beth Irwin                8
   Amy Buehler               6
   Julie Arnold              5
   Heather Glendinning       4
   Shelly Johnston           3
   Cristen Razzari           2
   Beth Sprinkle             2
   CALIFORNIA TOTALS       141
   OPPONENT TOTALS          67

   GOALKEEPER      G    MINS    GA   SAVES   AG
   Fana Fuqua      6     65     10    11   4.31
   Evi Schueller  16    383     57    85   4.17
   CAL TOTALS     16    448     67    96   4.19
Date   Opponent                W-L   Score   Streak     Leading Scorers 
2-12   vs. Indiana#             W    20-1     WON   1   Glinkowski 4
2-13   vs. San Diego State#     W    8-6      WON   2   Glinkowski 3
       vs. San Jose State#      W    8-6      WON   3   Fleener, Glinkowski 3
2-14   vs. Stanford#            W    6-3      WON   4   Glinkowski 5
       vs. USC#                 L    4-3      LOST  1   vonHartitzsch 2
2-19   UC DAVIS                 W    8-2      WON   1   Lane 2
2-26   at USC!                  W    6-5      WON   2   Irwin 2
2-27   vs. UC San Diego B$      W   16-1      WON   3   Cesnik 4
       vs. San Jose State$      W   10-3      WON   4   Glinkowski, Kelley, vonHart 2
2-28   vs. Stanford$            L    5-3      LOST  1   Kelley 2
       vs. UCLA$                W    8-5      WON   1   Glinkowski, vonHartitzsch 2
3-5    SAN JOSE STATE!          W   13-8      WON   2   Glinkowski, Petri 3
3-6    STANFORD!                L    4-2      LOST  1   Glinkowski, Lane
3-11   at Long Beach State!     W   11-6      WON   1   Glinkowski 4
3-12   at San Diego State!      L    7-5      LOST  1   Kelley, Petri 2
3-15   INDIANA                  W   14-1      WON   1   Arnold, Irwin, Petri 2   
Caps indicate home match; !indicates MPSF match; #indicates UC San Diego Invitational; $indicates UC Santa Barbara Tournament; &indicates MPSF Tournament, Los Angeles, CA; % indicates National Qualifying Tournament, TBA; *indicates National Championship, Davis, CA. 


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