Men's Soccer Team Upsets No. 1 Stanford In Overtime, 1-0
Oct. 18, 2002
Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA men's soccer team, ranked No. 16 in the NSCAA/adidas Coaches' Poll and No. 6 by Soccer America, upset top-ranked Stanford in overtime on a Jimmy Frazelle (Folsom, CA/Bella Vista HS) golden goal 1:47 into the extra period.
Frazelle, who just last week scored the game-winning goal late in the game against Fresno State, was the hero again for the Bruins against the Cardinal. After a Stanford hand-ball, Adolfo Gregorio (Hilmar, CA/Hilmar HS) launched a free kick into the box. Stanford goalkeeper Robby Fulton punched the ball away, but the clearance went straight to Frazelle, who booted the ball into the back of the net.
'It was a tremendous ball to start from Adolfo,' said UCLA head coach Tom Fitzgerald. 'Jimmy was in a spot where he loves to be on set pieces, and it was a great goal by him.'
The regulation periods were played evenly by both teams. Stanford had a slight 10-6 shot advantage after two periods, but were only able to create three shots on goal, all of which were saved by Bruin keeper Zach Wells (Costa Mesa, CA/Newport Harbor HS). Stanford's best opportunity came at 49:29 when Todd Dunivant hit a hard shot from the left side that was snared by Wells. Mike Enfield (Ventura, CA/Ventura HS) nearly scored for UCLA in the 64th minute, but his shot went just wide past Fulton, who also had three saves in the game.
'This was a big win for us, but we still have more conference games and more games to go in the season,' said Fitzgerald. 'But this keeps us going in the right direction.'
The win improves UCLA's record against No. 1 teams to 4-1-1 since 1998. Two of those wins have been against Stanford. The Bruins' remain unbeaten against the Cardinal in the last four games.
UCLA's overall record improves to 7-1-2, 2-0-0 in Pac-10 play. Stanford falls to 11-2-0, 2-1-0. Conference play continues for the Bruins on Sunday, Oct. 20 against California at 1:00 pm at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium.