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No. 3 UCLA Victorious in Home Opener

Feb 4, 2022
Junior Abbi Hill was one of 11 Bruins to score in the 19-6 win over No. 11 San Jose State.

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LOS ANGELES -- No. 3 UCLA (10-0, 2-0) used a strong third quarter to pull away from No. 11 San Jose State (6-4, 0-1), winning 19-6 on Friday night in the Bruins' home opener at Spieker Aquatics Center. The Bruins improved to 42-0 all-time against the Spartans.

The Bruins were led by senior Maddie Musselman and freshman Emma Lineback, who each scored a hat trick. A total of 11 different Bruins scored, including six players with multiple goals. Joining the hat trick duo as players with multiple goals was junior Abbi Hill, senior Ava Johnson, sophomore Malia Allen, and freshman Nicole Struss, each with a pair of scores. Allen contributed four assists as well to finish as the scoring leader with six points.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips got the start in the cage and played the first three quarters, registering seven saves and one assist while allowing five goals. Sophomore Sydney Chiang played the fourth quarter and tallied two saves while giving up one goal.

Riley Agerbeek and Lucy Miszewski led the Spartans with two goals apiece.

> UCLA pitched a shutout to win the first period, 2-0.
> Lineback got the Bruins on the board first with a power play goal (6:53).
> Johnson ended the scoring in the period with a powerful goal from two meters (0:51).
> The Bruins outscored the Spartans 5-2 in the second period.
> After SJSU scored a power play goal (4:07), Johnson scored again from set (3:35) to make it 3-1.
> A goal by Miszewski (3:13) would pull the Spartans to within one at 3-2, the closest they would get for the remainder of the game.
> Lineback scored her second (3:00) of the game which ignited an 8-0 scoring run as the Bruins put the game away by the end of the second frame.
> Redshirt sophomore Alex Peros pushed the lead to 5-2 (1:57) with her lone goal of the game.
> Senior Val Ayala followed (0:59) with a power play goal and then Musselman struck the back of the net (0:16) to end the scoring in the first half.
> UCLA led 7-2 at the break.
> The Bruins' offense exploded to win the third quarter, 7-2.
> Junior Brooke Doten opened the scoring in the second half with a power play goal (7:23) to push the lead to 8-2.
> Hill (6:03), Allen (5:15), and junior Hannah Palmer (4:07) each scored their first goals of the game to extend the lead to 11-2.
> Agerbeek would score both of her goals for SJSU on power plays (3:37 and 1:45). Her goals would sandwich the first goal by Struss from two meters (2:19).
> Musselman (1:09) and Allen (0:03) would each score their second goals of the game to end the scoring in the third, giving UCLA a 14-4 lead heading into the final frame.

> The Bruins won the fourth quarter 5-2 to provide the 19-6 final score.
> Struss opened the scoring in the fourth quarter (7:16), her second of the contest.
> After a goal by the Spartans (6:56), Hill netted her second of the game on a 6-on-5 opportunity (6:31).
> Musselman completed her hat trick (3:55) to give the Bruins a 17-5 lead.
> Another goal by SJSU (2:45) was answered by Lineback (2:30) to complete her hat trick.
> Junior Layne Anzaldo (1:25) ended the scoring in the game with a goal from two meters (1:25).

The Bruins will host the UCLA Mini Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 5. UCLA opens the day at 9:00 a.m. PT against No. 8 Fresno State. UCLA will conclude the tournament with No. 1 USC in an exhibition scrimmage at 2:20 p.m. PT.

No. 11 San Jose State at No. 3 UCLA (MPSF Game)

No. 11 SJSU 0 2 2 2 6
No. 3 UCLA 2 5 7 5 19

6x5 - UCLA - 5/7 - SJSU - 3/10
Penalties - UCLA - 0/0 - SJSU - 0/0

SJSU Goals: Riley Agerbeek 2, Lucy Miszewski 2, Cila David 1, Olga Descalzi 1
SJSU Saves: Elaina Davey 8

UCLA Goals: Maddie Musselman 3, Emma Lineback 3, Abbi Hill 2, Ava Johnson 2, Malia Allen 2, Nicole Struss 2, Layne Anzaldo 1, Hannah Palmer 1, Brooke Doten 1, Alex Peros 1, Val Ayala 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 7, Sydney Chiang 2