Men's Soccer Earns 3-1 Comeback Victory Over CS Northridge
Sept. 17, 2004
Los Angeles, CA - The 12th-ranked UCLA men's soccer team came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Cal State Northridge in front of 974 at Drake Stadium Thursday night. Senior midfielder Mike Enfield scored two goals off headers in the second half for the tying and game-winning goals. Freshman Kamani Hill added a goal with less than four minutes to play for added insurance.
UCLA dominated action in the first half, outshooting Northridge, 10-3, and earning nine corner kicks. However, the score remained 0-0 at halftime. The Matadors were the first to get on the board, at 52:16 when Daniel Paladini hit a shot at the top of the box into the left corner past a diving Nate Pena. UCLA answered at 65:36 when Enfield hit a powerful header in the box off a Chad Barrett cross. The two hooked up again for the game-winner at 84:49, when Barrett sent a driving ball from the left side into the box that found Enfield, who headed it in for his third goal of the year.
A minute and a half later, Benny Feilhaber found a wide-open Hill at the left side of the box, and Hill tapped it in for an easy insurance goal.
UCLA outshot Cal State Northridge, 22-6, and had a whopping 19-0 advantage in corner kicks.
The Bruins will stay in the Southland for their next game, facing Loyola Marymount at The Home Depot Center on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 pm.