Men's Soccer Team Ends Regular Season With 3-1 Win Over UC Davis
Nov. 14, 2004
Los Angeles, CA - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's soccer team finished the regular season with its eighth win in its last nine games, defeating UC Davis, 3-1, in front of 1,725 at Drake Stadium. Sophomore midfielder Benny Feilhaber scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 78th minute.
UCLA got on the scoreboard first, in the 38th minute. Jonathan Bornstein sent in a cross from the left side to Feilhaber, who booted it in past UC Davis goalkeeper Jake Martini. After the intermission, UC Davis quickly got back into the game. Just 1:54 into the second half, Connor Voss scored his first goal of the season on a 10 yards shot, assisted by Ryan Shaw.
The Bruins regained the lead at 77:52 when senior Mike Enfield lobbed a pass to Kiel McClung on the right side. McClung slotted the ball into a crowded box to Feilhaber for the game-winner. UCLA received some cushion late in the game. With the Aggies furiously trying to equalize, Chad Barrett sent a long pass to Mike Enfield on the right side for a breakaway, and Enfield eluded an Aggie defender and Martini for his team-leading 11th goal of the year.
For the second straight game, the Bruin defense, led by the backline of BBrandon Owens, Patrick Ianni, Marvell Wynne and Jordan Harvey, kept its opponent to a shot total under four, this time allowing just three shots. UCLA's offense recorded 19 shots.
The Bruins close the regular season with a 13-3-2 record. UC Davis falls to 6-10-2. UCLA earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament after clinching the Pac-10 title last week, and the Bruins will await the NCAA bracket, which will be announced on ESPNews at 1 pm PT on Monday, Nov. 15.