No. 24 Huskies Hold On To Upset No. 12 UCLA 1-0
Oct. 3, 2004
WESTWOOD, Calif. - Senior Brett Wiesner's goal in the 13th minute proved to be all No. 24 Washington men's soccer would need, as the Huskies held on to upset the 12th-ranked UCLA Bruins, 1-0, in their Pac-10 opener at Drake Stadium in Westwood, Calif., Sunday afternoon. The victory improved Washington's record to 8-3-1, while the Bruins dropped to 5-2-2.
UW senior All-American C.J. Klaas set up the early goal with a cross into the box. The pass found Wiesner who from five yards out sent the ball past UCLA goalkeeper Eric Reed at 12:31. It was Wiesner's second goal in as many games, after scoring one of UW's two goals at UC Riverside, Friday afternoon.
From that point on it was up to the Husky defense to hold off the Bruins. The UCLA attack outshot Washington 16-5, including nine shots in the first half. UW junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander recorded five saves on his way to his seventh shutout of the year. Eylander is currently tied for fifth on UW's single-season shutout list.
Only three Huskies contributed shots for the UW attack, led by two shots each from Klaas and sophomore forward Kevin Forrest. Wiesner scored on his only shot of the match.
Bolstered by a two-match winning streak, the Huskies now return home to continue Pac-10 play, facing two Top-10 opponents in No. 3 California and No. 7 Stanford. UW will face Cal, Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., and Stanford, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m.
NCAA Men's Soccer
#24 Washington 1, #12 UCLA 0
Drake Stadium o Westwood, Calif.
Scoring--1, UW, Brett Wiesner (C.J. Klaas), 12:31.
Shots - UW 5, UCLA 16
Saves - UW 5 (Chris Eylander), UCLA 1 (Eric Reed)
Corner Kicks - UW 2, UCLA 11
Fouls - UW 19, UCLA 11
Offsides - UW 4, UCLA 1
Attendance - na
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