4th-Ranked UCLA Beats UW 4-0
Oct. 21, 2005
LOS ANGELES - Danesha Adams scored the first goal and assisted on the final tally Friday, leading fourth-ranked UCLA to a 4-0 victory over Washington in a Pac-10 women's soccer game at Drake Stadium.
The Huskies have been shut out every game during the current five-game losing streak, extending their scoreless stretch to 455 minutes. Their record dropped to 0-13-3 with an 0-5 Pac-10 mark. The Bruins remained atop the conference standings with a 4-0 record, improving to 14-1 overall.
Adams opened the scoring at 26:03 with her 13th goal, heading in a cross from Jill Oakes. UCLA outshot UW 13-1 in the first half, taking a 2-0 lead at 36:49 on a goal by Blake Zerboni after a deflection off a Husky defender.
The Bruins are coming off a 2004 season in which they advanced to the NCAA championship game before losing the title to Notre Dame on a penalty-kick tiebreaker. UCLA is the third top-four opponent for the Huskies, who already lost to current No. 1 Penn State and No. 3 Portland.
'Clearly, at 14-1 UCLA is an outstanding team and we knew that coming in,' said UW Coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We had two mental lapses in the first half and gave up two of the softest goals we have allowed. Those kind of things break your back against a team like this.'
UCLA increased the lead with a pair of second-half goals less than six minutes apart. Iris Mora netted a penalty kick at 61:30 and Adams sent a through ball to Kara Lang who scored at 67:07.
Three Bruin goalkeepers combined for the team's 10th shutout. Valerie Henderson played the first half before being replaced by Kelsey Davis. Ashley Thompson entered in the 77th minute and registered the only save for UCLA, which outshot the Huskies 17-5.
UW junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) played the entire game and was credited with six saves.
'Kelsey continues to have great games. It must be frustrating for her to keep losing, but she has a great attitude,' Gallimore remarked. 'She does what she can do. When the score was still 0-0, she made a couple great saves to keep us in it.'
The Huskies play their final road game, Sunday at USC. Washington begins a season-ending three-game homestand, Friday, Oct. 28 against Oregon at Husky Soccer Field.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Drake Stadium/Los Angeles, Calif.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
(#4) UCLA 4, Washington 0
Scoring --1, UCLA, Danesha Adams (Jill Oakes), 26:03. 2, UCLA, Blake Zerboni (Christina DiMartino), 36:49. 3, UCLA, Iris Mora (pk), 61:30. 4, UCLA, Kara Lang (Adams), 67:07.
Shots -- UW 17, UCLA 5.
Saves -- UW 6 (Kelsey Rasmussen), UCLA 1 (Valerie Henderson, Kelsey Davis, Ashley Thompson 1).
Corner Kicks -- UW 2, UCLA 4.
Fouls -- UW 6, UCLA 13.
Attendance -- 557.
Records -- Washington 0-13-3, 0-5 Pac-10, UCLA 14-1-0, 4-0 Pac-10.