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No. 3 UCLA Coasts to 17-3 Win Over LIU

Jan 30, 2022
Freshman Grace Myers scored the second hat trick of her young career against LIU.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 3 UCLA (8-0, 1-0 MPSF) coasted to a 17-3 win over LIU (2-2) at the Michigan Invitational on Sunday morning at Michigan's Canham Natatorium. This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

The Bruins were led by senior Katrina Drake and freshman Grace Myers, each with hat tricks. It was the third hat trick of the year for Drake and the second for Myers. Senior Maddie Musselman, junior Abbi Hill and freshman Molly Renner added two goals apiece.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips got the start in the cage and went the distance, registering 10 saves while allowing three goals. She also tallied one steal.

Paola Dominguez led the Sharks with two goals on 13 shots while goalkeeper Julia Zebak registered eight saves while surrendering 17 goals.

PERIOD ONE
> UCLA outscored LIU 5-1 in the opening period.
> Musselman got the Bruins on the board first with a penalty shot conversion (7:43).
> Drake scored back-to-back goals (7:29 and 7:04) and the Bruins led 3-0 before the first minute was in the books.
> Hill made it 4-0 with a power play goal (6:14).
> Renner ended the scoring in the first with a goal from the front court (3:28).
 
PERIOD TWO
> The Bruins outscored the Sharks 3-0 in the second period.
> Musselman scored her second of the game when she converted another penalty shot (3:27).
> Myers followed with a power play goal (2:38).
> Sophomore Malia Allen also had a power play goal (0:58) to end the scoring in the second quarter.
> UCLA led 8-1 at the break.
 
PERIOD THREE
> The Bruins dominated the third period, outscoring LIU 5-0.
> Drake completed her hat trick (6:58) to make it 9-1.
> Sophomore Anneliese Miller scored her first of the game on a penalty shot (5:58).
> Redshirt sophomore Alex Peros found the back of the net (4:02) to extend the lead to 11-1.
> Myers added her second of the game at even strength (3:12) off a feed from freshman Emma Lineback.
> The Bruins would score again (0:02) on a goal from Renner to end the scoring in the period with UCLA taking a 13-1 lead into the final quarter.

PERIOD FOUR
> The Bruins outscored the Sharks 4-2 in the fourth period to provide the 12-6 final score.
> Junior Fiona Kuesis scored her first of the game on a power play (7:38).
> LIU would post a second goal of the game (6:58), but Hill would immediately answer with her second of the contest (6:44) to make it 15-2.
> After another goal by the Sharks (5:59), freshman Nicole Struss netted her first of the game (4:54).
> Myers would complete her hat trick (4:04) off a feed from Renner to end the scoring at 17-3.

UP NEXT
The Bruins will face No. 10 Michigan at 12:30 p.m. PT later today in the final game of the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.

No. 3 UCLA vs. LIU (Michigan Invitational)

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL
LIU 1 0 0 2 3
No. 3 UCLA 5 3 5 4 17

6x5 - UCLA - 5/7 - LIU - 1/7
Penalties - UCLA - 3/3 - LIU - 0/1

LIU Goals: Paola Dominguez 2, Taylor Thurlow 1
LIU Saves: Julia Zebak 8

UCLA Goals: Katrina Drake 3, Grace Myers 3, Abbi Hill 2, Maddie Musselman 2, Molly Renner 2, Fiona Kuesis 1, Alex Peros 1, Anneliese Miller 1, Malia Allen 1, Nicole Struss 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 10