STANFORD, Calif. – Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Dement recorded 14 saves to lead UCLA past San Diego State, 9-5, in a first round MPSF tournament match at Stanford University on Friday afternoon.
UCLA used a 7-1 scoring run that spanned the second through fourth quarters to break open a 2-2 contest and earn a 9-5 victory at Avery Aquatics Center.
The win sends the Bruins (19-3) to a semifinal match agains USC (20-4).
Emily Greenwood led UCLA with three goals, while KK Clark and Emily Donohoe each tallied two goals. The Bruins also received one goal each from Natasha Schulman and Becca Dorst.
UCLA led San Diego State, 2-1, after the first period. The Aztecs tied the game, 2-2, in the second period, before Donohoe scored with 1:30 to play before halftime, snapping the deadlock.
Goals from Greenwood and Clark put UCLA ahead, 6-2, as the Bruins pulled away from San Diego State. UCLA outscored SDSU by a 6-3 margin in the second half.
Anique Hermann scored three times to lead the Aztecs (21-10).
San Diego State goalkeeper Kelly Campoli registered eight saves in the cage.