7th-Ranked Huskies Fall to No. 6 UCLA in Women's Soccer
Oct. 17, 2004
SEATTLE - Bristyn Davis scored three second-half goals less than three minutes apart Sunday, leading the sixth-ranked UCLA women to a 5-1 win over No. 7 Washington before a crowd of 2,176 at Husky Soccer Field.
Davis broke open a 2-1 game while increasing her season scoring total to 10 goals. Her scoring binge began just under four minutes into the second half when she found the goal from close range. Husky goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) deflected a point-blank shot by Crystal James, but the carom went right to Davis for the easy put back at 48:52.
The same two Bruins hooked up again at 50:40. James fed a pass to Davis who dribbled toward the goal before chipping an 18-yard shot over the on-rushing Rasmussen.
Davis completed the hat trick at 51:16, capping a long dribbling run with a 15-yard blast. Iris Mora was credited with an assist on the goal, her second of the game.
Mora set up UCLA's first goal just 57 seconds into the game. Lindsay Greco finished the play with a 15-yard shot from a sharp left angle that carried into the upper right corner.
Mora netted the game's second goal that proved to be the game winner. She broke free with a through pass from Amy Fazio and was one-on-one with the goalkeeper when she sent a 20-yard shot into the back of the net.
Washington drew within 2-1 before halftime on a brilliant goal by senior midfielder Nikki Gamble (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor) at 35:51. She intercepted a UCLA pass and weaved through the box before unleashing a 15-yard strike for her seventh goal of the season.
Rasmussen registered three saves for the Huskies who were outshot by a 20-6 margin. UCLA's Valerie Henderson had two saves.
The Bruins (10-4) salvaged a split of their trip to the Northwest after losing 1-0 Friday at Washington State. UCLA improved its Pacific-10 Conference record to 3-1 while Washington (10-3-1) dropped to 1-2-1.
The Huskies were coming off Friday night's 1-0 win over USC. Senior Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay) scored her school-record 35th career goal with 42 seconds remaining in the final overtime to end that marathon.
This weekend marked UW's first home action in 41 days, following a nine-game road trip.
The Huskies return to the road next weekend to play at Oregon State on Friday and Oregon on Sunday.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
(#6) UCLA 5, (#7) Washington 1,
Scoring -- 1, UCLA, Lindsay Greco (Iris Mora), 0:57. 2, UCLA, Iris Mora (Amy Fazio), 16:30. 3, UW, Nikki Gamble, 35:51. 4, UCLA, Bristyn Davis (Crystal James), 48:52. 5, UCLA, Bristyn Davis (Crystal James), 50:50. 6, UCLA, Bristyn Davis (Iris Mora), 51:16.
Shots -- UCLA 20, UW 6.
Saves -- UCLA 2 (Valerie Henderson), UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- UCLA 4, UW 6.
Fouls -- UCLA 12, UW 9.
Offsides -- UCLA 3, UW 2.
Attendance -- 2,176.
Records -- Washington 10-3-1, 1-2-1 Pac-10; UCLA 10-4-0, 3-1-0 Pac-10.
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