Men's Soccer Upset By Washington In Double Overtime, 2-1
Nov. 1, 2002
Los Angeles, CA - Unranked Washington upset second-ranked UCLA, 2-1, in double overtime in men's soccer action Friday afternoon at Frank W. Marshall Field. Husky sophomore C.J. Klaas scored his first goal of the season in the 18th minute of sudden-death overtime.
Both teams had good scoring opportunities in the first half. In the 18th minute, Washington forward Casey Armstrong blasted a strong header off a corner kick, but UCLA goalkeeper Zach Wells leaped high to tip it out of bounds. Wells, however, was unable to get to Brett Wiesner's goal in the 24th minute. The Husky forward gave UW the early lead with a shot from eight yards out. Armstrong nearly doubled the Husky lead two minutes later when his shot got past Wells, but Bruin defender Tony Lawson was there to clear the ball off the line. UCLA had its best chance in the 34th minute, when forward Tim Pierce had a breakaway one-on-one opportunity but missed high.
UCLA dominated play in the second half, outshooting the Huskies, 11-3, and scoring the equalizer in the 62nd minute. Matt Taylor started the play with a pass to Adolfo Gregorio down the right flank. Gregorio sent a perfectly-placed cross to McKinley, whose diving header got past Washington goalkeeper Daniel Waltman.
A relentless Bruin attack forced Waltman into making several key stops to keep Washington in the ball game. In the 79th minute, he smothered a Jimmy Frazelle shot from two yards out, and Waltman also made saves in the 81st minute on a shot by Taylor and in the 84th minute on another shot by Frazelle. Pierce nearly scored in the 88th minute after a corner kick, but his shot hit the post and was cleared out of play by Klaas.
In overtime, Klaas ended the contest at 107:20, taking a cross from Kyle Fukuchi and slotting it past Wells for the golden goal.
Waltman recorded eight saves for the Huskies, while Wells had five. UCLA outshot Washington in the contest, 20-14 and had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Bruins (10-2-2, 5-1-0 in Pac-10 play) had their eight-game unbeaten streak snapped, while Washington (5-7-3, 2-4-0) picks up its first victory on the road this season. UCLA will next host Oregon State on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 11:00 am.