No. 2 UCLA Men's Soccer Shuts Out LMU, 2-0

Sept. 27, 2003

Los Angeles, CA - The second-ranked UCLA men's soccer team earned its fourth consecutive shutout, defeating local rival Loyola Marymount, 2-0, in front of 869 fans at Drake Stadium. UCLA (6-1-0) received key contributions from its freshman class, as rookies Kiel McClung (Palmdale, CA/Quartz Hill HS) and Chad Barrett (Beaverton, OR/Southridge HS) gave UCLA all the scoring it needed.

UCLA struck first, scoring a rare first-half goal at 20:13, only the Bruins' third first-half goal of the year. Sophomore defender Jordan Harvey set up the play with a hard shot past LMU goalkeeper Shaun Kalnasy. Harvey's shot, however, hit the right post, but McClung was right there to finish with his second goal of the season.

The Lions (5-3-1), who were held shotless in the first half, came out more aggressively in the second. Joseph Stoakley had an open net shot in the 51st minute that went just wide.

Barrett scored a much-needed insurance goal at 61:13, firing a rocket from the right side of the box for his fifth goal of the season.

'Getting that first half goal was really important,' said UCLA head coach Tom Fitzgerald. 'On the second goal, Chad scored a great goal. I was very pleased with the way everyone played.'

It was an extremely physical game, with 19 fouls called against UCLA and 16 against LMU. The Lions were hit with five yellow cards, three in a nin-minute span following Barrett's goal. Midfielder Pat Parker was ejected in the 79th minute, forcing LMU to attack with just ten players on the field. UCLA had one yellow card that nearly led to an LMU goal, as the resulting free kick by Michael Erush was stopped by a diving save by Bruin goalkeeper Zach Wells at 85:06.

Wells finished with three saves in the game and earned his fourth solo shutout of the year. Kalnasy had eight saves for the Lions.

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