No. 5 Women's Soccer Pounds Arizona, 8-0
Nov. 5, 2000
Tucson, Ariz. -- In its final regular season match of the year, the No. 5 UCLA women's soccer team, led by three goals from Bruin freshman Sarah-Gayle Swanson, defeated Arizona 8-0 Sunday at Arizona's Murphey Stadium. The win was UCLA's 12th shutout in 19 games this season.
With eight goals on the afternoon, UCLA hands Arizona its worst loss in the seven-year history of the program. It also equals the Bruins' largest margin of victory in school history. UCLA defeated Oregon 8-0 back on Oct. 15.
Swanson, who netted her second hat trick of the season Sunday, also added an assist, giving her seven points in the game. She is now tied for second on the team scoring with 28 points and her 12 goals on the year tie her for first on the squad with Tracey Milburn.
In addition to Swanson's three goals on the afternoon, two other Bruins enjoyed multiple-goal games Sunday, as both Stephanie Rigamat and Staci Duncan finished with two goals and an assist. Freshman Lindsay Greco was the only other Bruin to score, heading in a Rigamat cross at the 56:26 mark.
UCLA out-shot Arizona by a 31-1 margin, forcing Bruin goalkeeper CiCi Peterson to make just one save on the day.
With the victory, UCLA finishes the regular season with a 15-3-1 overall record and 6-2-1 mark in Pac-10 play. Arizona finishes the year at 3-15-2 overall and an 0-8-1 record in conference play.
NCAA selections will be announced this evening at 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned to the UCLA website for UCLA's NCAA tournament schedule.