Stanford, Calif.-----Bridget McKee was the only San Jose State player to score more than once as #3-ranked UCLA topped the Spartans, 13-6, in first-day action at the Stanford Invitational women’s water polo tournament.
UCLA took a 3-0 first-quarter lead and never trailed the rest of the match. McKee’s second goal of the match, closed the gap to 8-5 in the third quarter before the Bruins pulled away.
“The score did not reflect how well we played. UCLA is very good at taking advantage of other team’s mistakes. They have a lot of experience on their team and have some excellent shooters,” said San Jose State head coach Lou Tully.
Dani Curran, Kathryn Hannum, Adriana Vogt and Juliet Moss joined McKee in the scoring column against the Bruins.
“We did a good job of playing the offense we want, but we still were a little impatient at times. We’re trying to be a little more disciplined on offense and use the shot clock,” added Tully. “We’re working on it. We had some real good plays and UCLA made some real good plays.”
Anne Belden, Tanya Gandy and K.K. Clark each scored three times for UCLA.
San Jose State goalkeeper Meagan Minson made eight saves. UCLA goalkeeper Brittany Fullen stopped five shots by the Spartans.
San Jose State concluded February 7 action with a 7-6 exhibition win over a Team USA touring squad. Dani Curran scored three times for the Spartans. Adriana Vogt, with two, and Tanya Torres and Juliet, one each, also scored for San Jose State.
#10-San Jose State (6-3) 0-3-2-1=6
#3-UCLA (5-0) 3-4-2-4=13
San Jose State Bridget McKee, 2; Dani Curran, Kathryn Hannum, Adriana Vogt, Juliet Moss, 1 each.
UCLA Anne Belden, Tanya Gandy, K.K. Clark, 3 each; Sarah Orozco, 2; Priscilla Orozco, Katie Rulon, 1 each.
San Jose State Meagan Minson, 8; UCLA Brittany Fullen 5.