No. 16 Cal Upsets No. 9 UCLA, 3-1
Sept. 22, 2006
BERKELEY - Sixteenth-ranked California scored twice in the final six minutes and upset No. 9/10 UCLA, 3-1, in its Pac-10 opener on Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. Junior midfielder Andrew Jacobson scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute and junior forward Javier Ayala-Hil added an insurance goal in the 90th minute to clinch the victory. Cal improved its record to 6-2-1 (1-0-0), while UCLA, the defending Pac-10 champion, fell to 4-3-1 (0-1-0).
Cal opened the scoring in the 19th minute, as senior midfielder Eric Ebert converted a cross by Ayala-Hil to beat Bruins senior goalkeeper Eric Reed. The Bears outshot UCLA, 6-2, in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Bruins suffered a big blow in the third minute, when sophomore forward Maxwell Griffin, who earned the last two Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, left the game for good with a left knee injury.
A full recap will follow.