No. 5 Women's Soccer Falls to No. 3 UCLA, 4-1
Oct. 29, 2000
LOS ANGELES - After trailing only 1-0 at the half, the No. 5 California women's soccer team lost to No. 3 UCLA, 4-1, Sunday at rainy Drake Stadium. The Golden Bears are now 15-2-1 and 5-2 heading into the final two games of the regular season this week. The Bruins improved to 14-2-1 and 5-1-1 in league play.
'We made some mistakes,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'We self-destructed a little bit. It was raining the entire game. Wet conditions are definitely going to play to the favor of a team that is a little faster. They're a little faster than we are, certainly up top against our backs. They do a really good job transitioning numbers forward and attacking with five and six players. They played very well and got in behind us and put the ball away.
'We had a good even game going on (UCLA only outshot Cal 12-11) and gave them some soft goals and made some mistakes that allowed them to seal the game. And, we were chasing it after that and went to three forwards to get another goal and because of that we gave up some.'
With Cal's loss and second-ranked Washington's 6-1 victory over Oregon today, the Huskies clinched their first Pac-10 title in school history.
Lindsay Greco gave UCLA a 1-0 lead at the half by converting on a one-v-one opportunity with Cal goalkeeper Maite Zabala in the 22nd minute.
Stephanie Rigamat pushed the Bruins lead to 3-0 with goals in the 59th and 68th minute.
At 73:25, sophomore forward Laura Schott helped Cal avert its first shutout loss of the season when she scored off a feed from senior midfielder Natalie Stuhlmueller from 10-yards out. The goal was Schott's Pac-10 best 22nd and pushed her league-best point total to 45.
With the Bears pressing forward, UCLA's Lauren Emblem added an unassisted insurance goal at 74:09. UCLA's four goals are the most Cal has given up in a game this season. The Bears had only once permitted more than one goal in a game - in a 2-1 loss to Washington.
Cal closes out the regular season at home Nov. 3 against Oregon State at 3 p.m., and Nov. 5 against Oregon at 12:30 p.m. Both games are at Edwards Stadium. The NCAA College Cup 48-team field will be announced next Sunday at 7 p.m. PT.
Women's Soccer Result at Drake StadiumCalifornia 0 1 -- 1UCLA 1 3 -- 4
Scoring SummaryUCLA Greco (Rigamat) 21:58UCLA Rigamat (Lee) 58:02UCLA Rigamat (James, Greco) 67:12Cal Schott (Stuhlmueller) 73:25UCLA Emblem (unassisted) 74:09
Shots: Cal 11 (Stocklmeir 3), UCLA 12 (Rigamat 3).Saves Cal 2 (Zabala 2, Ronick 0), UCLA 2 (Peterson 2).CKs: Cal 6, UCLA 4.Fouls: Cal 13, UCLA 23.Offsides: Cal 1, UCLA 0.Yellow Cards: None.Red Cards: None.Records: Cal: 15-2-1, 5-2 Pac-10, UCLA 14-2-1, 5-1-1 Pac-10.Attendance: 423.