No. 3 UCLA Routs Santa Clara, 20-1
SAN DIEGO -- No. 3 UCLA (12-0, 2-0) jumped right out of the gate, scoring nine goals in the opening period to put Santa Clara (1-2) away on Saturday morning in the opening round of the Triton Invitational with a 20-1 victory. The Bruins improved to 7-0 all-time against the Broncos. It was the fifth time this season that the Bruins have scored 20 or more goals.
The Bruins were led by a pair of freshmen in Emma Lineback and Nicole Struss, each with a hat trick. Junior Layne Anzaldo, redshirt senior Maddie Musselman, redshirt sophomore Alex Peros, and freshman Molly Renner each added a pair of scores for UCLA.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips got the start in the cage and played the first quarter, registering two saves and an assist while pitching a shutout. Sophomore Sydney Chiang played the final three quarters and tallied a season-high 10 saves while surrendering one goal.
Maddie Clough scored the lone goal for the Broncos.
> UCLA outscored Santa Clara 9-0 in the first period.
> Senior Ava Johnson opened the scoring (7:19) with a goal at two meters.
> The Bruins then scored back-to-back goals from the front court as Lineback (6:40) and junior Abbi Hill (6:02) each scored their first of the game.
> Renner then scored her two goals on consecutive counter attacks (5:36 and 5:12) to make it 5-0.
> Struss scored her first from two meters (4:22) and Musselman scored her first on a counter (3:34) to extend the lead to 7-0.
> Lineback converted a penalty shot (2:34) for her second tally and then Struss added her second from two meters (0:36) to end the scoring in the period.
> The Bruins outscored SC 6-1 in the second period.
> Three freshmen each scored a goal in the first half of the second period to help UCLA score the first 12 goals of the game. Lineback completed her hat trick (6:10) on a power play and then Grace Myers had a nice drive and finish (5:14) followed by a third goal from Struss (3:25) from two meters.
> After Santa Clara scored from the front court (2:49), senior Bella Baia scored her first goal of the season in her first game of the year (2:19) on a drive.
> Musselman added her second goal of the game from set (1:20) and then Peros netted her first on a penalty shot (0:36) to end the scoring in the first half.
> UCLA led 15-1 at the break.
> The Bruins pitched a shutout in the third period, 2-0.
> Anzaldo scored the only goals of the quarter, finding the back of the net from two meters at 3:59 and 3:19 to give UCLA a 17-1 lead heading into the final frame.
> UCLA won the fourth quarter 3-0 to provide the 20-1 final score.
> Junior Brooke Doten scored her first of the game (7:01) from the front court to open the scoring in the fourth.
> Junior Hannah Palmer chipped in her first of the game (2:15) from two meters to make it 19-1.
> Peros scored her second of the game (1:13), also from two meters, to end the scoring.
The Bruins now face No. 12 UC San Diego in the quarterfinals of the Triton Invitational today at 3:10 p.m. PT.
Santa Clara vs. No. 3 UCLA (Triton Invitational - First Round)
|No. 3 UCLA||9||6||2||3||20|
6x5 - UCLA - 1/4 - SC - 0/7
Penalties - UCLA - 2/4 - SC - 0/0
SC Goals: Maddie Clough 1
SC Saves: Liyara Senadheera 10
UCLA Goals: Emma Lineback 3, Nicole Struss 3, Layne Anzaldo 2, Maddie Musselman 2, Alex Peros 2, Molly Renner 2, Abbi Hill 1, Hannah Palmer 1, Brooke Doten 1, Bella Baia 1, Ava Johnson 1, Grace Myers 1
UCLA Saves: Sydney Chiang 10, Georgia Phillips 2