Cougar Soccer Falls 1-0 To No. 10 UCLA
Oct. 20, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - With a goal just over one minute into the game, number seven UCLA scored the game-winner to beat the Cougars 1-0 today in Pullman, Wash. The Bruins are tied for second in the conference at 12-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the Pac-10 while the Cougars entered the weekend in fifth place with a 10-5-0 overall record, 2-3-0 in the Pac-10.
Traci Milburn scored the Bruins goal 1:05 into the game on a 10-yard shot from the left side of the box that she finished far side. Milburn entered the week tied for third in the conference in scoring, and the goal was her 12th this season.
'I think the lapse in the first minute of the game was a good lesson for everybody because that turned out to be the game-winner. We say all the time that with our conference the margin for error is next to nothing and the lapse in the first minute ended up being the game-winner and the difference in the game,' head coach Dan Tobias said.
The Cougars took 13 shots, including one by freshman Rachel Rodrick (University Place, Wash.) that ricocheted of the inside of the top post. Junior Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.) had three shots on goal, one a corner kick that Bruins keeper CiCi Peterson made a tough save on.
'I thought the positive thing was that we made some adjustments at the half. I thought we had four clear-cut quality chances in the second half that we didn't finish and that happens, but I think the point is that we created good clear-cut, quality chances and that was our goal before we started the game.'
Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) came up with nine saves in goal. The Cougars held the Bruins to 19 shots, nearly three under their average. WSU is one of only three teams this season to give up one or less goals to UCLA.
WSU will finish their home weekend with No. 10 USC Sunday, October 22 at 12 p.m. PT in Pullman.