The No. 5-rated Bruins (7-2-0; 12-3-2) shut out the No. 9-rated Stanford Cardinal (3-3-2; 12-4-2) 1-0 Sunday in Palo Alto. The victory extended the Bruins' dominance over Stanford to five consecutive games. Cliff McKinley scored the only goal of the match at 56:48 of the second half.
The Bruins close out the regular season with the final two matches against San Francisco this Thursday, November 14, at Drake Stadium followed by a trip to Fresno State to meet the Bulldogs Sunday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m.
The No. 3-rated Bruins (8-1-0; 16-3-0) ended the regular season on a high note with a 2-1 defeat of Washington State (5-2-2; 11-6-2) that ended the Cougars school record of four consecutive Pac-10 wins.
Junior Sarah-Gayle Swanson scored the winner in the 64th minute. Sophomore Lindsay Greco got the Bruins on the board first with a goal at the 15:20 mark. The Bruins have drawn a #7 seed, and will face Loyola Marymount (10-6-3, 3-3-1 WCC) on Friday, November 15th at 8:00 at UCLA's Drake Stadium. The Bruins defeated the Lions on October 6th, 3-2. UCLA, if it advances, will play the winner of the match between USC (10-7-3, 5-4) and San Diego (11-6-3, 3-3-1 WCC). The USC/San Diego will also take place at Drake Friday as the first of the doubleheader, beginning at 6:00 p.m. UCLA also beat the Toreros this year, 6-0, and USC, 2-0.
The 19th-rated Bruins (15-10; 8-7) defeated the last place Oregon Ducks (11-17; 1-13) in a four-game match Saturday in Eugene. Four Bruins had double figures in kills. Senior Lauren Fendrick led the way with 21 kills.
Sophomore outside hitter Heather Cullen has 14 kills, junior Cira Wright had 18 kills and sophomore Brittany Ringel had 12 kills. The Bruins will open a four-game home stand at Pauley Pavilion Tuesday against Pepperdine at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday the Bruins opened the exhibition season with a narrow 77-74 loss to Love and Basketball, which starts two former Bruin players Janae Hubbard (1997-2000) and Marie Philman (1997-2000). The Bruins were led by senior Michelle Greco with 12 points and six rebounds.
A pair of freshmen, Nikki Blue (11pts. 6reb) and Lisa Willis (11 pts) helped keep the Bruins in the game. Another freshman, Emma Tautolo, lead UCLA in rebounds with seven. "We have a lot of options out there," said UCLA head coach Kathy Olivier. "Hopefully, we'll be able to take advantage of that. We have so many different looks, a lot of depth and versatility."
The Bruins will wrap up exhibition play on Sunday, Nov. 17 against the West Coast All-Stars at 2:00 pm in Pauley Pavilion before heading out to Hawaii for the regular-season opener against the Rainbow Wahine on Nov. 23.
Women's Swimming & Diving:
No. 12-rated UCLA (3-0; 1-0) defeated the University of San Diego Saturday 194-146 to remain undefeated all-time against the Toreros with a 6-0 all-time record. Junior Sara Platzer led the Bruins to 12 event victories. Platzer won both the 100 meter free (52.18) and the 50 meter free (23.64). Freshman Paige Thompson swept the one-meter and three-meter springboard diving events.
At the Trojan Diving Invitational UCLA senior, Regan Gosnell placed second and senior Jen McNalley finished third on the platform. The Bruins will host Arizona State and Arizona in conference action on November 22 and 23 at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.
Men's Water Polo:
The No. 2-rated Bruins (11-7; 3-4) defeated their host and 12th-rated UC Santa Barbara Saturday 8-6. UCLA was led by sophomore driver Brett Ormsby who had three goals. Freshman Michael March added two more for the Bruins.
UCLA has the week off until they travel up to Stockton to take on Pacific next Saturday at noon.