Bruins Clinch Pac-10 Men's Soccer Championship
Nov. 9, 2003
Los Angeles, CA - UCLA won its second consecutive Pac-10 Conference Championship after a convincing 5-0 victory over Oregon State at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. Five different players scored goals as the Bruins won their 15th consecutive game.
Freshman defender Brandon Owens put UCLA on the board first in the fourth minute. After a pair of shots from classmate Kiel McClung was snuffed by Oregon State's defense, Owens found himself with the ball in the box and fired a shot that Beaver goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer momentarily stopped. But Owens got back the rebound and found the back of the net for his second goal of the year.
Senior midfielder Ty Maurin scored the first goal of his collegiate career at the 6:12 mark, taking an Aaron Lopez pass and scoring from the top of the box. Adolfo Gregorio turned a fine defensive effort into his fourth goal of the year at the 27:42 mark, challenging an Oregon State player for the ball 30 yards away from the goal. Gregorio's tackle sent the ball flying into the back of the empty net.
Mike Enfield and Matt Taylor combined to create goals in the second half for both Jordan Harvey and Cliff McKinley. Harvey scored at 51:16, and McKinley scored at 70:37 for the final two scores of the game.
UCLA earned its sixth-straight shutout and its 14th overall. Zach Wells and Nate Pena each had a save in the game. Billmeyer recorded six saves for the Beavers in 77 minutes of play before being relieved by Matthew Fitchett.
The Bruins will look to tie the school record for consecutive victories on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the University of San Diego. The game will take place at Torero Stadium at 7 pm.