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No. 3 UCLA Beats No. 8 Fresno State, 12-8

Feb 5, 2022
Freshman Emma Lineback had her fourth hat trick of the season in the win over Fresno State.

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LOS ANGELES -- No. 3 UCLA (11-0, 2-0) used a dominant third quarter to pull away from No. 8 Fresno State (3-7), winning 12-8 on Saturday morning in the first game of the UCLA Mini Invitational at Spieker Aquatics Center. The Bruins improved to 5-0 all-time against the Bulldogs.

The Bruins were led by senior Maddie Musselman, who led all scorers with seven points (four goals and three assists. Freshman Emma Lineback had a hat trick and senior Val Ayala added two goals for UCLA.

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

Fanni Muzsnay led the Bulldogs with three goals.

> UCLA outscored Fresno State 4-2 in the first period.
> Musselman converted a penalty shot to open the scoring (7:45).
> After FSU tied the score (6:30), Lineback scored her first on a power play to put the Bruins back in front (5:53).
> Another goal by the Bulldogs (4:20) tied the game at 2-2, but the Bruins answered with two power play scores from a pair of seniors.
> Ayala (2:46) and Katrina Drake (0:01) gave the Bruins a 4-2 lead at the end of the first.
> The two teams battled to a 3-3 tie in the second period.
> Lineback's second goal opened the scoring in the second period (7:24) to put UCLA up 5-2.
> Fresno State scored three straight goals (6:03, 3:37, and 2:40) to tie the game at 5-5.
> Musselman scored her second to put the Bruins back in front (1:36).
> Freshman Molly Renner scored her first goal (0:02) as UCLA pulled its goalkeeper for the 7-on-6 advantage to end the scoring in the first half.
> UCLA led 7-5 at the break.
> The Bruins dominated the third period, 5-0, to put the game away.
> Ayala opened the scoring with her second goal of the game (6:45).
> Musselman then completed her hat trick (6:10) followed by the first goal for senior Ava Johnson (5:08) as UCLA built a 10-5 lead.
> Musselman netted her fourth goal of the game (1:35) and Lineback followed her with third (0:25) to end the scoring in the third with UCLA leading 12-5 heading into the final frame.

> The Bulldogs won the fourth quarter 3-0 to provide the 12-8 final score.
> Muzsnay scored all of her goals in the final stanza for FSU (7:14, 3:05, and 2:05).

The Bruins head to San Diego for the Triton Invitational Feb. 12-13.

No. 8 Fresno State at No. 3 UCLA (UCLA Mini Invitational)

No. 8 FSU 2 3 0 3 8
No. 3 UCLA 4 3 5 0 12

6x5 - UCLA - 4/10 - FSU - 3/7
Penalties - UCLA - 1/2 - FSU - 1/1

FSU Goals: Riley Agerbeek 2, Lucy Miszewski 2, Cila David 1, Olga Descalzi 1
FSU Saves: Paula Nieto Jasny 8

UCLA Goals: Maddie Musselman 4, Emma Lineback 3, Val Ayala 2, Ava Johnson 1, Katrina Drake 1, Molly Renner 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 8, Sydney Chiang 2