No. 6 UCLA Defeats Oregon State, 4-1
Nov. 3, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The No. 6-ranked UCLA women's soccer team pushed its winning streak to five in a row Sunday, downing Oregon State, 4-1 in a Pac-10 Conference showdown at UCLA's Drake Stadium. The 2,064 fans in attendance were the second-largest crowd at UCLA this season.
UCLA (14-3; 6-1 Pac-10) wasted little time getting on the board, scoring in just the second minute of the match. Bruin midfielder Allie True beat two defenders on the right side of the OSU box and slipped in a pass to Lindsay Greco, who put in a shot from about six yards out.
The Bruins added another goal at the 37:20 mark of the first half when Greco slipped a through ball up the middle to a sprinting Crystal James. James collected the ball and was able to push it past OSU goalkeeper Jo Fletcher.
Following a 2-0 halftime lead, UCLA would score again in the 75th minute when midfielder Stacy Lindstrom chipped a ball over Fletcher to give the Bruins a three-goal advantage. Kim Devine was credited with the assist.
Freshman midfielder Jill Oakes capped off the scoring for UCLA in the 77th minute when she connected on a give-and-go with Katherine Bjazevich in the OSU box, putting in a shot from about seven yards out.
In the 84th minute of the match, Oregon State (8-9-2; 1-7 Pac-10) got on the board when Brianna Monka chipped a shot over UCLA reserve goalkeeper Jaclyn Harwood to make the score 4-1. The Beavers also had a penalty kick in the 53rd minute, however Courtney Carter's shot sailed over the crossbar.
The Bruins outshot the Beavers, 22-4.
UCLA, which played its final regular-season home match Sunday, will round out the 2002 regular season in Washington next week. The Bruins take on Washington this Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Washington State on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
NCAA pairings are announced on Monday, Nov. 11.