Titans Beat UCLA In Sudden Victory Overtime
Oct. 26, 2000
Duncan Oughton's penalty kick with 1:07 remaining in the finalsudden victory overtime period Thursday night gave Cal State Fullerton a 3-2non-conference men's soccer win over UCLA.
The win improved the Titans' record to 12-4-1 while the Bruins losttheir fourth in a row to fall to 9-5. UCLA hadn't lost four in a row since1979. It also was UCLA's fourth loss in a row in Titan Stadium, but theBruins still hold a 24-7-2 edge in the all-time series.
Fullerton's David Dischner was taken down in the penalty box by TonyLawson to give the penalty kick to Oughton, who also scored the firstFullerton goal early in the second half.
UCLA took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Leonard Griffinand McKinley Tennyson with Shaunj Tsakiris assisting on both. RickyMelendez scored six minutes after Oughton to earn Fullerton a 2-2 tie with37 minutes remaining.
The Bruins' Tennyson missed open net opportunities in both thesecond half and first overtime period.
Rain began falling on the crowd of 1,581 late in the first overtimeperiod and continued throughout the match.
DJ Countess made seven saves for the Bruins. Sean Rockwell madefive for Fullerton but had to leave the game eight minutes into the firstovertime period when he was kicked in the right foot. Josh Saunders, whohadn't played since Sept. 29, played the final 21 minutes.
Oughton, a New Zealander who also assisted on Melendez' goal, leadsthe Titans in scoring with 13 goals and 32 points. His parents were inattendance to see him play in the United States for the first time.
Fullerton plays again Tuesday with a home game against Concordia.UCLA plays Portland Saturday in the Pacific Soccer Challenge in DrakeStadium in Westwood.
UCLA 2 0 0 0 - 2Cal State Fullerton 0 2 0 1 - 3
UCLA Griffin (Tsakiris), 17:04
UCLA Tennyson (Tsakiris), 31:30
CSF Oughton (Camargo) 47:27
CSF Melendez (Oughton, Higgins) 53:34
CSF Oughton (penalty kick) 118:53
GK Saves: UCLA ï¿½-DJ Countess 7,