No. 5 Bruins Shut Out No. 9 Stanford, 1-0
Nov. 10, 2002
Stanford, CA - UCLA's Cliff McKinley fired a rocket shot past Stanford goalkeeper Robby Fulton at 76:48 of the second half to provide the only goal of the game as the fifth-ranked Bruins men's soccer team shut out Stanford, 1-0, on Sunday in a Pacific-10 Conference game at Harry Maloney Field.
McKinley took a pass from Chadd Davis, and fired the shot into the right corner of the net. McKinley's shot was only one of six shots taken by the Bruins in the 90-minute contest.
Stanford took 10 shots, seven in the first half. Three of those first-half shots were near misses as Roger Levesque missed a shot just wide of the Bruin net at 15:10; Johanes Maliza missed wide left at 2:50; and a header by Taylor Graham at 1:13 that was saved by Bruin goalkeeper Zach Wells.
UCLA produced two excellent scoring chances in the second half, the first on a direct shot by Davis, but saved by Fulton at 31:31, and then a shot that sailed wide of the net by Evan Corey.
Stanford also had its chances in the second half, but could not cash in as the Cardinal fell to 12-4-2 overall and 3-3-2 in the Pac-10. UCLA continues to lead the conference with a 7-2-0 record, and 12-3-2 overall.
The win extends the Bruins' unbeaten streak against Stanford to five games.