Men's Soccer Team Hands California Its First Defeat, 2-0
Sept. 30, 2005
Los Angeles, CA - The No. 9/23 UCLA men's soccer team handed No. 3 California its first defeat of the season, 2-0 in front of 1,237 fans at Frank W. Marshall Field. UCLA sophomore defender Marvell Wynne scored the game-winner in the 40th minute, and senior defender Jordan Harvey added a goal with eight seconds on the clock for the final score.
Wynne's goal came at 39:37 after a hard shot by Patrick Ianni hit the left post. Wynne kicked in the rebound to score his first career goal.
The U.S. Under-20 National Team member also had a hand in a game-turning moment for Cal. In the 77th minute, Wynne gained possession of the ball and outran every Cal defender down the right side. Ahead of everyone but the goalkeeper, Wynne was taken down from behind by Cal's Steve Purdy on the goal-scoring opportunity. Purdy was red-carded for the offense, forcing the Golden Bears to play a man down the rest of the game.
Still, the Golden Bears had a few opportunities to even the score. In the 85th minute, Javier Hil's shot was saved by a diving Eric Reed, and in the 87th minute, Pat Marion's header off a corner kick was saved.
UCLA closed the book on any potential comeback in the final minute. With the 10-second countdown starting, Kamani Hill took a shot that was saved by Kronberg, but the rebound came out to Harvey, who slammed it into the back of the net for his second goal of the year.
California and Pac-10 scoring leader Calen Carr took a team-high four shots, including one in the box that just missed high in the 32nd minute. Carr also earned a foul in the 29th minute just at the top of the box, but the resulting free kick by Purdy was blocked by the UCLA wall. UCLA's scoring leader Jonathan Bornstein also had a good opportunity in the 50th minute after a nicely-placed through ball from Ramon Manak. Bornstein's shot, however, was saved by Kronberg, who made five saves on the evening.
Reed earned his fifth shutout of the year and made five saves in the game. He lowered his goals against average to 0.35 on the season.
UCLA improves its record to 5-2-0, 1-0-0 in the Pac-10, while California drops to 7-1-1, 0-1-0 in the Pac-10. The Bruins will host Stanford on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1 pm.
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