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No. 1 UCLA Cruises Past No. 10 UC Davis, 11-6

Feb 25, 2022
The Bruins were led by senior Katrina Drake who scored two goals against the Aggies.

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IRVINE, Calif. -- No. 1 UCLA (16-0) used a strong first period to put No. 10 UC Davis (9-6) away with an 11-6 win on Friday morning in the first game of the Kalbus Cup at UC Irvine's Anteater Aquatics Complex. The Bruins improved to 20-1 all-time against the Aggies. UCLA has the longest active winning streak in the nation at 16 games.

The Bruins were led by senior Katrina Drake who scored two goals. The Bruins had 10 different players score in the game. Sophomore Malia Allen and junior Abbi Hill tied for the team lead in scoring with three points apiece (each with one goal and two assists).

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips got the start in the cage and played the first three quarters, tallying eight saves while allowing three goals. Sophomore Sydney Chiang played the fourth period, registering one save while surrendering three scores.

Noelle Wijnbelt led the Aggies with two goals.

> UCLA outscored UC Davis 5-1 in the opening period.
> The Bruins scored the first four goals of the game, beginning with a penalty shot conversion by Maddie Musselman (drawn by senior Ava Johnson at 7:38).
> Johnson made it 2-0 with a score from two meters off a feed from Hill (5:54).
> Hill then scored a power play goal (4:08) and Drake added a goal (3:15) to push the lead to 4-0.
> After a score by the Aggies, Hill notched her second assist, setting up freshman Emma Lineback (0:40) to end the scoring in the first.
> The two teams batted to a 1-1 draw in the second quarter.
> After the Aggies got a power play goal (4:37), junior Hannah Palmer had an immediate answer (4:17) to end the scoring in the frame.
> UCLA led 6-2 at the break.
> The Bruins outscored UC Davis in the third period, 3-1.
> Drake became the first multiple-goal scorer of the game when she scored her second of the game (4:58).
> After the Aggies got a goal (4:29), Allen scored her first of the game (3:20) to put UCLA up 8-3.
> Then Allen set up freshman Nicole Struss (2:31) for her first of the game to end the scoring in the period with UCLA taking a 9-3 advantage into the final frame.

> UC Davis won the fourth period, 3-2, to provide the 11-6 final score.
> Kelly Hungerford scored a power play goal to open the scoring in the fourth (7:08) to trim the lead to five at 9-4.
> Senior Val Ayala converted a penalty shot drawn by Drake (5:58) to push the lead to 10-4.
> After another goal by UCD (5:35), freshman Molly Renner scored a power play goal (4:42) to extend the lead to 11-5.
> Wijnbelt scored a goal at the buzzer (0:00) to end the scoring.

The Bruins will face No. 11 UC San Diego for the third time this season, later today (1:30 p.m. PT) in the second game of the Kalbus Cup.

No. 10 UC Davis vs. No. 1 UCLA (Kalbus Cup - Game One)

No. 10 UC Davis 1 1 1 3 6
No. 1 UCLA 5 1 3 2 11

6x5 - UCLA - 2/6 - UCD - 3/10
Penalties - UCLA - 1/1 - UCD - 0/0

UCD Goals: Noelle Wijnbelt 2, Grace Pelkey 1, Kelly Hungerford 1, Emily Aikema 1, Hailey Williams 1
UCD Saves: Nellie McAdams 3

UCLA Goals: Katrina Drake 2, Hannah Palmer 1, Maddie Musselman 1, Abbi Hill 1, Ava Johnson 1, Emma Lineback 1, Malia Allen 1, Nicole Struss 1, Molly Renner 1, Val Ayala 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 8, Sydney Chiang 1