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women's soccer beats#5 Cal, falls to #2 stanford
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No. 2 Stanford Edges No. 12 UCLA, 1-0
Bruins drop first Pac-10 match of the season.


Oct. 13, 2002

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 12-ranked UCLA women's soccer team was never able to recover from an early Stanford goal Sunday, falling to the second-ranked Cardinal, 1-0 in a Pac-10 Conference match at UCLA's Drake Stadium. With the loss, UCLA falls to 9-3 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10, while Stanford improves to 11-1 overall and 2-0 in conference action.

Cardinal midfielder Callie Withers scored the game's only goal in the fifth minute of the match on a bending free kick from 21 yards out. A UCLA foul just outside the Bruin box set up that kick, just 4:48 into the match.

Following that early Stanford goal, UCLA had several scoring opportunities, including three excellent chances in the second half. In the 67th minute of play, Bruin freshman Katie Rivera dribbled past the entire Cardinal defense before missing a shot wide to the right.

In the 77th minute, Stanford goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart was forced to make an incredible diving save following a hard-liner by UCLA freshman Iris Mora.

UCLA's best scoring opportunity came in the 86th minute of action when Mora was pulled down right outside the Cardinal box. Bruin midfielder Whitney Jones took the free kick, bending a ball over the Stanford wall, hitting the crossbar. The ball bounced back into play and Nandi Pryce drove in another shot that was saved and eventually cleared by Stanford.

UCLA, which dominated most of the action in the second half, outshot the Cardinal, 12-5.

Next up for the Bruins will be meetings with Arizona on Oct. 18 and Arizona State on Oct. 20. Both of those matches are in Arizona.
10-13-2002 10:02 PM
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LOS ANGELES - The No. 12-ranked and defending Pac-10 Champion UCLA women's soccer team opened up the 2002 conference season with a win Friday, defeating No. 5 Cal, 1-0 at Drake Stadium. With the victory, the Bruins improve to 9-2 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10. The Golden Bears fall to 7-3-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

UCLA scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute of play on a header by Bruin forward Lindsay Greco. Freshman midfielder Jill Oakes sent a ball into the Cal box, prompting Cal goalkeeper Sani Post to come out and get it. Greco, however, was able to redirect it and send in a slow bouncing ball into the empty net.

Cal, which was held to three shots in the match, had its best scoring opportunity with just seconds remaining in the contest. At the 89:20 mark of the second half, a UCLA foul outside the Bruin box awarded Cal a direct free kick from about 19 yards out. Cal forward Laura Schott drove a hard, low ball that actually hit the Bruin post and bounced back into play. Following a melee in front of the UCLA net, the ball was eventually cleared and the Bruins went on to the 1-0 decision.

UCLA returns to action this Sunday and will host No. 2 Stanford at Drake Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m. That match is part of a double-header with the UCLA men's team, which takes on Fresno State at Drake Stadium beginning at Noon.
10-13-2002 10:03 PM
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