Men's Soccer Upsets UCLA, 3-2
Oct. 15, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash.--The seventh-ranked (Soccer America) Washington men's soccer team came fromtwo goals down to defeat fifth-ranked UCLA, 3-2 at UCLA's Frank W. MarshallField. Washington's Ben Somoza hit a shot from 16 yards out with 19 secondsremaining in regulation for the game-winning goal.
The Bruins shot out to a 2-0 lead on a ninth-minute goal from Player of theYear candidate McKinley Tennyson Jr., his 12th of the season. Tennysonhelped the Bruins earn their second goal of the contest at 51:00 when hedrew a foul in the penalty area. Shaun Tsakiris easily converted the penaltykick, his eighth goal of the season, to give the Bruins a two-goal lead.
Washington quickly got back in the game at 53:44 when a Somoza corner kickfound Jake Sagare, who headed it in past Bruin keeper DJ Countess. Three anda half minutes later, Somoza hit a free kick that Bryn Ritchie headed intothe net. The game appeared to be headed to overtime until Somoza's score at89:41.
The Huskies outshot the Bruins 18-10. Countess made five saves, whileWashington goalkeeper Chad Olsen made one save.
UCLA drops to 9-2-0, 1-2-0 in the Pac-10 Conference, while Washingtonimproves to 9-3-0, 3-0-0 in the Pac-10. The Bruins travel to conference foesCalifornia Oct. 20 and Oregon Oct. 22. Washington will host Stanford on Oct.22.