Men's Soccer Ends Guadalajara Trip With 3-2 Win Over Chivas Reserves
Aug. 25, 2004
The UCLA men's soccer team concluded a successful training venture in Guadalajara, Mexico with a 3-2 victory over the Chivas reserves on Monday, Aug. 23.The Bruins twice came from behind to take the lead. With Chivas up 1-0 after a 12th-minute goal, freshman Kamani Hill scored an equalizer in the 38th minute. Senior Mike Enfield set up the play with a pass to junior transfer Ramon Manak, who slotted the ball in to Hill for the goal.Chivas took the lead again in the 65th minute only to see the Bruins come back once again five minutes later on a counter-attack. Enfield was ahead on a breakaway when he was taken down hard by the Chivas goalkeeper. Sophomore forward Chad Barrett scored on the ensuing penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2. With 13 minutes to play, Enfield scored the game-winner off a cross from Barrett.Amongst the Chivas players were four members of the team's first division squad, five players from the U-20 National Team and eight who are under consideration for the Chivas USA squad.'We hoped to go down to Mexico to prepare the team physically, mentally and emotionally, and we took good steps towards that,' said UCLA head coach Jorge Salcedo. 'We had a great week in Guadalajara with a lot of spirit in practices and enthusiasm towards preparing for the season. The highlight of the trip, without a doubt, was the game against Chivas. We played a team that is technically and tactically as sound as any team we may face this season. They exploited several things that we need to work on and get better at, but that is what you hope for in a preseason game of this caliber.'UCLA lineup: Nate Pena, Edwige Ligonde, Brandon Owens, Aaron Lopez, Jordan Harvey, Patrick Ianni, Ramon Manak, Mike Enfield, Kamani Hill, Richard Flores, Chad Barrett. Subs: Marvell Wynne, Greg Folk, Benny Feilhaber, Mike Zaher, Evan Corey.