March 21, 1998
WESTWOOD- Two-time national collegiate champion UCLA (1996-1997) handed rival Cal a 10-3 defeat in today's MOPSF Conference matchup. Cal, the only team to defeat UCLA since 1996, managed only one goal per quarter until the fourth period, when the Bruins held the Golden Bears scoreless. UCLA was leading 4-2 at halftime, but broke the game open with three goals in the third quarter.
Teh Bruins were led in scoring by junior Coralie Simmons and freshman Robin Beauregard, weho each notched a hat trick (3 goals). UCLA capitalized on all three mena-up situations. The Bruins' stifling defencse was guided by senior goalie Nicolle Payne, who tallied eight saves this afternoon.
Cal put three points on the scoreboard, one each from Alisa vonHartitzsch, Beth Irwin, and Heather Petri. The Golden Bears converted two of three man-up advantages. Netkeeper Evi Schueller grabbed eight saves.
Today's matchup, the third between Cal and UCLA in this 1998 campaign, was an MPOSF confenence match. The win increases UCLA's record to 17-1 overall, 5-0 in conference play. The Bruins are 2-1 versus the Golden Bears this season, and hold an 11-3 lifetime etge. UCLA has outscored its 1998 opponents 239-59. Cal falls to 12-3 with today's defeat.
UCLA returns to the pool tomorrow, Sunday, March 22, for the last home game of the season. The UOP Tigers come to town at noon for an MPSF conference game.
Cal 1 1 1 0 3 UCLA 2 2 3 3 10Cal: Irwin, Petri, A. vonHartitzsch.
UCLA: Heauregard 3, Simmons 3, von Schwarz 2, Golaboski, Guerin.
Saves: Cal0 Schueller 8, ULCA- Payne 8.