Men's Soccer Upsets UCLA
Oct. 15, 2000
Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior Ben Somoza scored a goal with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the No. 7 Washington men's soccer team to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over No. 5 UCLA in front of 1,742 fans in Pac-10 action at Drake Stadium. It was Washington's third victory over a top 10 team in the last three weeks and third straight over the Bruins.
The Huskies, who have won six in a row and nine of their last 10, improve to 9-3-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10 Conference. UCLA, the consensus top-ranked team in the country until this week, suffered just its second loss of the season and dropped to 9-2-0, 0-2-0.
The Bruins shot out to a 2-0 lead on a goal from all-America candidate McKinley Tennyson at 8 minutes, 19 seconds into the match. Tennyson helped the Bruins earn their second goal of the contest at 51:00 when he drew a foul in the penalty area. Shaun Tsakiris converted the penalty kick to give UCLA a two-goal lead.
Washington quickly got back in the game at 53:44 when a Somoza corner kick found Jake Sagare, who headed it in past the Bruin keeper. Three and a half minutes later, Somoza hit a free kick that Bryn Ritchie headed intothe net at 57:26. The game appeared to be headed to overtime until Somoza's score, a shot from 16 yards out, at 89:41.
Washington outshot the Bruins 18-10. Sophomore keeper Chad Olsen earned the win for the Huskies and tallied one save for the day. UCLA's DJ Countess had five saves.
Washington returns home to host Stanford at 2:15 p.m., Sun., Oct. 22 at Husky Soccer Field.
College Men's Soccer
No. 7 Washington 3, at No. 5 UCLA 2
Drake Field, Los Angeles, Calif.
Shots: UW 18, UCLA 10
Saves: UCLA 5, UW 1
Corner Kicks: UW 6, UCLA 3
Fouls: UCLA 14, UW 10