The Bears (16-5, 2-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) got off to a 3-1 lead after back-to-back goals by Antal, including one on a penalty shot. But the Bruins (19-2, 2-0) scored the next four goals to establish a 5-3 advantage with 5:27 remaining in the first half. The teams then traded goals to give UCLA a 6-4 halftime advantage.
After Illes scored the first goal of the third period to make it 6-5, the Bruins put together another four-goal string to make it 10-5 early in the fourth period. Cal made a furious run during the second half of the fourth quarter, with a goal by Roser Tarrago and two in a row by Caron to cut the deficit to 10-8 with 2:18 to play.
The Bears will play their final home game of the season Saturday against Cal State Northridge. Ashley Young, Cal’s lone senior, will be honored before the match.
No. 2 UCLA 11, No. 4 Cal 8
UCLA 2 4 3 2 - 11
Cal 3 1 1 3 - 8
UCLA Goals: Emily Donohoe 4, Rachel Fattal 4, India Forster, Kodi Hill, Kelly Ronimus
Cal Saves: Madeline Trabucco 7
UCLA Saves: Sami Hill 12