No. 3 Cal Women's Water Polo Falls to No. 4 UCLA, 6-5, in Sudden Death Overtime

ickey 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 Bear
By Cal Athletics on Mon, June 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).

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