No. 3 UCLA Opens MPSF Play with Win over No. 10 Indiana
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 3 UCLA (6-0, 1-0 MPSF) opened MPSF play as part of the Michigan Invitational on Saturday morning with a 12-6 win over No. 10 Indiana (4-1, 0-1 MPSF) at Michigan's Canham Natatorium. UCLA improved to 17-0 in the series history.
The Bruins were led by senior Katrina Drake, who had her second hat trick of the year. Senior Maddie Musselman led the Bruins in total points, scoring five points (all assists). She was also credited with two steals against the Hoosiers. Senior Bella Wentzel scored a career-high-tying two goals against Indiana while junior Abbi Hill made her season debut after missing last weekend and scored twice.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips got the start in the cage and went the distance, registering 14 saves while allowing six goals. She also tallied one steal and made one assist.
Izzy Mandema led Indiana with a game-high four goals while goalkeeper Mary Askew registered 14 saves.
> UCLA outscored Indiana 3-1 in the opening period.
> The Bruins scored the first three goals of the game. Wentzel got things started with a power play score (7:05) followed by a goal form freshman Emma Lineback (6:08) and a strike from Drake (4:37).
> Indiana's Izzy Mandema scored on a power play (3:29) to end the scoring in the first.
> Indiana outscored the Bruins 3-1 in the second period.
> After the Hoosiers opened the scoring in the second frame (5:46), Drake answered with her second goal of the game (4:33) on Musselman's third assist of the contest to make it 4-2.
> Indiana scored back-to-back goals to tie the game at 4-4 (4:21 and 4:00) to end the scoring in the second period.
> The Bruins dominated the third period, outscoring IU 5-0.
> Senior Ava Johnson gave the Bruins the lead off Musselman's fourth assist of the game (7:20) to make it 5-4.
> Then Johnson set up Hill for her first goal of the season (6:02).
> Drake completed her hat trick thanks to Musselman's fifth assist of the game (3:12).
> Wentzel scored her second of the game (2:25) to push the lead to 8-4.
> The Bruins would score again (1:54) on a goal from freshman Molly Renner to end the scoring in the period with UCLA taking a 9-4 lead into the final quarter.
> The Bruins outscored the Hoosiers 3-2 in the fourth period to provide the 12-6 final score.
> Hill scored her second of the game (6:54), the Bruins' sixth unanswered goal, to build a 10-4 lead.
> Indiana would score back-to-back goals (6:32 and 1:30) to cut into UCLA's lead at 10-6.
> UCLA netted the last two scores of the game. Sophomore Malia Allen (1:03) and senior Val Ayala (0:03) each found the back of the net for their first goal of the game to end the scoring.
The Bruins will face Salem at 4:30 p.m. PT later today in the second game of the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.
No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 10 Indiana (Michigan Invitational - MPSF Opener)
|No. 10 Indiana||1||3||0||2||6|
|No. 3 UCLA||3||1||5||3||12|
6x5 - UCLA - 3/11 - IU - 2/8
Penalties - UCLA - 0/0 - IU - 0/0
IU Goals: Izzy Mandema 4, Portia Sasser 1, Kallie White 1
IU Saves: Mary Askew 14
UCLA Goals: Katrina Drake 3, Abbi Hill 2, Bella Wentzel 2, Val Ayala 1, Ava Johnson 1, Malia Allen 1, Emma Lineback 1, Molly Renner 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 14