Men's Soccer Team Downs San Diego State, 4-1, In Exhibition
Aug. 28, 2004
Los Angeles, Calif. - The seventh-ranked UCLA men's soccer team defeated San Diego State, 4-1, in an exhibition contest played at UCLA's Drake Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Bruins received goals from four different players and played a total of 26 players in the final warm-up before the 2004 season opener on Friday, Sept. 3 against the University of Oakland.The teams played one 45-minute half and two 30-minute halves. Bruin senior midfielder Mike Enfield recorded the first goal of the game just before the end of the first half, scoring on a close-range shot on the right side of the box after receiving a pass from Ryan Valdez. The teams remained scoreless until the third period, when the floodgates opened.San Diego State pressured UCLA goalkeeper Nate Pena in the opening of the third period, with Trey Meek getting in two good shots. Matt Couch also had a good chance on a header in the 88th minute, but it was saved nicely by Pena. UCLA broke through soon after that. In the 93rd minute, freshman defender Mike Zaher ripped a shot from 16 yards out past Aztec keeper Tally Hall. Benny Feilhaber was credited with the assist. Four minutes later, Evan Corey took a pass from Marvell Wynne and shot the ball towards the net. Hall appeared to have a handle on the play, but the ball snuck through into the back of the net to make the score 3-0 in favor of UCLA. Feilhaber scored a goal of his own in the 103rd minute, juking a few defenders to get free on the left side and then hitting a strike past Hall. San Diego State got one goal back at 103:10 when Heath Creager one-timed a deflected ball past Pena.Redshirt sophomore Eric Reed started and played 62 minutes of scoreless ball with one save. True freshman Eric Conner also saw action, playing 13 minutes. Pena played 30 minutes and had three saves. Hall made five saves for the Aztecs.
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