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No. 2 UCLA Downs No. 9 Arizona State in Overtime, 11-9

Apr 2, 2022
Val Ayala (photo by Don Liebig)

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LOS ANGELES -- No. 2 UCLA (22-2, 4-1 MPSF) picked up an overtime victory on Senior Day against Arizona State (13-10, 1-3), 11-9, on Saturday afternoon at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center. The Bruins improved to 29-2 in their all-time series against the Sun Devils.
A total of six Bruins scored in the contest, including senior Val Ayala, who picked up three goals. Ava Johnson and Katrina Drake each tallied two goals while Abbi Hill and Maddie Musselman contributed a goal apiece.  
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Georgia Phillips was in the cage and recorded eight saves while allowing nine goals across regulation and overtime.
Vanda Baksa led the Sun Devils with four goals on 10 shots. Lara Kiss added a pair of goals for Arizona State.

> Arizona State outscored UCLA 2-1 in the opening period.
> Blaire McDowell found the back of the net at the 7:01 mark to open the scoring.
> Hill responded with goal (6:45), but Emma Fraser gave the Sun Devils the lead with a goal at the 5:23 mark.
> Phillips recorded two saves in the first period.
> Arizona State outscored UCLA 3-2 in the second period.
> Baksa scored the first two goals of the period, including a penalty shot at the 5:55 mark
> Drake and Baksa exchanged powerplay goals with 2:42 and 2:09 remaining, respectively.
> Ayala scored with 1:04 left in the second period to make it 5-3 ASU at halftime.
> The Bruins outscored Arizona State 3-1 in the third period.
> Ayala scored her second goal of the game with a strike at the 6:15 mark.
> Drake added her second goal of the game with 4:43 remaining, tying the game, 5-5.
> Johnson made it a 4-0 run for the Bruins with a powerplay goal, making it 6-5 with 3:28 to play in the period.
> Bori Kekesi stopped UCLA's scoring stretch with a powerplay goal with 23 seconds remaining, making it a 6-6 game headed into the fourth period.

> The teams scored two goals apiece to knot the score at eight, forcing overtime.
> Johnson (4:51) and Baksa (4:23) exchanged goals in the first minute of the period.
> After Kiss scored for the Sun Devils, Musselman answered with a game-tying goal off an outlet assist from Phillips, making it 8-8 at the end of regulation.

> UCLA outscored Arizona State 2-1 in the opening overtime period, making it 10-9 headed into the second overtime period.
> Malia Allen scored both goals in the first overtime session for the Bruins.
> Kiss picked up her second goal of the match for ASU.

> UCLA outscored Arizona State 1-0 to solidify the 11-9 win.
> Ayala completed her hat trick with a goal off an assist from Musselman with 2:19 to play.

The Bruins travel to face No. 3 USC Saturday, Apr. 16 at 1 p.m. PT in a Pac-12 Los Angeles broadcast.

No. 9 Arizona State at No. 2 UCLA (MPSF Game)

No. 9 Arizona State 2 3 1 2 1 0 9
No. 2 UCLA 1 2 3 2 2 1 11

6x5 - UCLA – 5/12 - ASU – 5/7
Penalties - UCLA - 1/1 - ASU – 1/1

ASU Goals: Vanda Baksa 4, Lara Kiss 2, Emma Fraser 1, Borbala Kekesi 1, Blaire McDowell 1,
ASU Saves: Itzahiana Baca 5

UCLA Goals: Val Ayala 3, Malia Allen 2, Katrina Drake 2, Ava Johnson 2, Maddie Musselman 1
UCLA Saves: Georgia Phillips 8