UW Women's Soccer Loses 1-0 at UCLA on Own Goal

Nov. 2, 2001

LOS ANGELES - Sixth-ranked UCLA dominated the game, but it took an own goal by No. 15 Washington to send the Bruins to a 1-0 women's soccer victory Friday at Drake Stadium.

UCLA (14-2) broke a second-place tie in the Pacific-10 Conference standings, improving to 5-1 while the Huskies dropped to 4-2. Defending Pac-10 champion Washington has a 10-4-1 overall record with all four losses coming against teams currently ranked among the national top 10.

The lone goal came in the 30th minute when UCLA's Stepahanie Rigamat dribbled a ball into the right corner and lofted a cross into the middle. The ball deflected off a Washington defender and into the goal at 29:36.

The Bruins registered a lopsided shot advantage for the second straight season, outshooting UW 19-2. Despite controlling the ball for most of the game, UCLA was unable to get anything past Husky goalkeeper Hope Solo who saved seven shots.

Several of Solo's saves were spectacular, including a play in the 35th minute when she stopped Bruin forward Staci Duncan who broke through the defense for a one-on-one opportunity with the All-American goalkeeper. Solo came off her line to smother the ball before Duncan could get off a good shot.

Last season in Seattle, UCLA outshot UW 25-3. The Huskies won in the fourth minute of overtime on a goal by then-senior Tami Bennett.

'UCLA dominated the action, but our effort was sub-par to say the least. We're hoping to come back on Sunday and play much better to get a split,' said Coach Lesle Gallimore whose Huskies visit USC on Sunday.

NCAA Women's Soccer
#6 UCLA 1, #15 Washington 0
Drake Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.

Scoring--1, UCLA, Own goal, 29:36.

Shots - UW 2, UCLA 19.
Saves - UW 7 (Hope Solo), UCLA 2 (CiCi Peterson)
Corner Kicks - UW 0, UCLA 4.
Fouls - UW 6, UCLA 4.
Attendance - 386.

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