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No. 3 Cal Women's Water Polo Falls to No. 4 UCLA, 6-5, in Sudden Death Overtime
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

May 10, 1999

Hickey Pool, Davis, CA - No. 4 UCLA women's water polo upset the No. 3 Bears, 6-5, in sudden death overtime in the third place match of the National Collegiate Championship Tournament, Sunday. The Bears finish the season with a record of 28-7.

Four Cal players received All-Tournament honors. Junior Heather Petri earned First Team honors, while junior Colette Glinkowski and sophomore Beth Irwin received Second Team honors. Senior co-captain Melanie von Hartitzsch earned Honorable Mention. (Game Notes to Follow.)

UCLA 2 1 0 1 1 1-- 6

California 1 0 1 2 1 0-- 5

UCLA: Zivich 3, Lamb 1, Guerin 1, Tenenbaum 1 Cal: Fleener 2, Irwin 1, von Hartitzsch 1, Petri 1

Saves: UCLA: Golaboski 8 Cal: Schueller 5

Game Notes: Cal coach Peter Asch ejected in final minute of regulation. Cal gained possession with 23 seconds, called timeout, and drew a penalty shot with 16 seconds to tie the score. Cal freshman Brenda Fleener converted the shot.

1:21 remaining Cal senior Melanie von Hartitzsch scores on 6-on-5 from 1 after UCLA's Mandy McAloon was ejected.

Sophomore Amy Bueller of Cal fouls out, but UCLA does not convert the power-play.

The score was 5-4 Cal after first overtime period.

43 seconds left in the second overtime period: UCLA's Elaine Zivich converts a penalty shot for a 5-5 tie.

14 seconds remaining: UCLA timeout. Bruins do not covert - sudden death overtime.

53 seconds remaining in first sudden death: UCLA's Katie Tenenbaum scores a 6-on-5 from center cage (got pass from Kristin Guerin from the 6 spot).


Cal Bears Women's Water Polo


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