Women's Soccer Breezes Past Stanford, 5-0

Oct. 27, 2000

Los Angeles - The eighth-ranked UCLA women's soccer team scored four second-half goals Friday evening en route to a convincing 5-0 shutout victory over the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal at UCLA's Spaulding Field. The win pushes UCLA's record to 13-2-1 on the season and 4-1-1 in the Pac-10 Conference. The Bruins' victory Friday evening avenges a 6-0 loss to the Cardinal last season up in the Bay Area, the last meeting between the two squads.

Senior midfielder Venus James got things started for UCLA in the 23rd minute of the match, putting in a perfect cross by Tracey Milburn right over the head of Stanford goalkeeper Carly Smolak.

Following a 1-0 UCLA halftime lead, James registered her second goal of the evening at the 45:26 mark, receiving a through ball up the middle from Stephanie Rigamat, just beating a running Smolak who came off of her line to try and beat James to the ball.

Freshman forward Lindsay Greco got in on the scoring action in the 49th minute of the match, intercepting a Milburn cross just in front of the box and putting in a hard shot from about three yards out.

The Bruins received their next two goals off of corner kicks as freshman forward Sarah-Gayle Swanson, who did not start the contest due to a sprained MCL in her right leg, headed in a perfect corner from Bethany Bogart at the 71:08 mark. Sophomore Tracey Winzen scored her first goal of the season shortly thereafter, putting in a shot off a deflected corner kick from about eight yards out in the 86th minute.

'I felt very good about how we possessed the ball tonight,' said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. It's feels very sweet to win like this at home. You never expect to score that many goals against an established program, and Stanford is definitely that. I'm just very pleased with this result.'

With the loss, Stanford falls to 10-5-1 overall and 3-3-0 in the Pac-10.

UCLA returns home this Sunday to take on No. 6 Cal at Drake Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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