After having its NCAA-record winning streak snapped against Stanford earlier this month, the second-ranked women’s water polo team fell for the second time in three games on Saturday, losing to No. 1 UCLA 11-7 in Westwood. The top-two clash began in predictably neck-and-neck fashion. The Bruins struck first thanks to Maddie Musselman, but USC struck back within minutes. Set up with a six-on-five advantage, freshman driver Denise Mammolito cannoned a shot off the crossbar before junior utility Hayley McKelvey pounced on the rebound to tie the game.UCLA pulled ahead once more with 30 seconds left in the first quarter, but the Trojans responded promptly again with a goal from senior driver Stephania Haralabidis.It appeared the back-and-forth would continue throughout the game, but the Bruins then scored four unanswered goals to put USC in a 6-2 hole at the half. Alexa Tielmann added UCLA’s seventh less than a minute into the third quarter to extend the lead even further before senior 2-meter Brigitta Games ended the Trojan drought with her first goal of the game.Games’ effort would kick off a streak of three unanswered USC goals. Haralabidis added her second of the game after the Trojans killed ashorthanded six-on-five, and freshman utility Maud Megens pulled her team within two with three minutes left in the third quarter. It was as close as USC would come, however, as UCLA responded with a goal of its own just 20 seconds later. The Bruins then converted a power play to extend their lead back to four scores. The Trojans narrowed the margin to two in the final period thanks to second goals from Megens and Games, but the comeback bid ultimately fell short. USC was unable to cash in on twosix-on-five opportunities in the fourth quarter while the Bruins padded their lead en route to the 11-7 victory. USC had won three in a row against the Bruins before the weekend, but the Trojans’ first defeat to their archrivals since 2015 locked UCLA into the top seed and a first-round bye at this week’s MPSF Tournament, which the Bruins will also host at the Spieker Aquatics Center. USC will enter the bracket on Friday as the third seed, taking onsixth-seeded San Jose State at 12:45 p.m.
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Shandra · 244 weeks ago Someone decorate it please. Report Reply 0 replies · active 244 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Guest · 244 weeks ago Thanks Chamber of Commerce. Looking forward to seeing the decorated tree. First a great Wheat Festival and now a Christmas parade and community tree. You are appreciated! Report Reply 0 replies · active 244 weeks ago -14 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 244 weeks ago So when this tree grows really big is it going to to pose a obstruction for traffic using the roundabout? Report Reply 2 replies · active 244 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Vicky T · 244 weeks ago Why not each Wellington family resident put an ornament on the tree. Could be homemade or store bought and decorate as a “community tree”? Report Reply 1 reply · active 243 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Local · 244 weeks ago There were lights on it tonight and it looked very festive! Thank you to everyone who worked on it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 244 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down npts · 244 weeks ago Please DON’T plant anything at the “merry” go round about as there is a good chance it will turn out like the cement embunkments downtown that we can barely see “round about” now and continue to be a hazard to traffic. We need all the clear visual space we can get in the loop de loop. Report Reply 2 replies · active 243 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sheila King · 243 weeks ago Why not make it in memory of Caleb Blansett and decorate it every year with the ornamants we put on his tree last year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down drf · 243 weeks ago No danger of it growing really big, it’s a cut tree. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” So what is up with the tree in the middle of the roundabout?Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Annarose White smiled when asked the question.â€œWhen I started here there were two things people wanted done,â€ White said. â€œOne was to restart the Christmas parade.â€œThe second one is to do some kind of landscaping for the center of the roundabout.â€The Christmas parade, organized by the Sumner County Moms, occurred last Friday night with 18 floats. The landscaping of the Roundabout is a work in progress.Putting up an undecorated Christmas tree doesnâ€™t really constitute landscaping the roundabout. But White said itâ€™s a start to recognize that this is something that can lead to a beautification project in the community so many want to see.The tree is to be decorated White promised on Wednesday. There is water and electricity available at the location. Â But she hopes it can be decorated soon.The tree was donated by Mill Creek Lumber & Supply and it was erected sometime last week.The plan is to put up lights, nothing elaborate, she said.â€œThis really is a joint effort of the chamber and the city,â€ White said.The WACC, Â and the city public work departments made this tree possible, White said.Â Follow us on Twitter.