Men's Soccer Team Stopped By San Diego State
Oct. 6, 2007
An 85th-minute goal by freshman midfielder Khadim Diouf gave San Diego State a 1-0 victory over visiting UCLA on Saturday afternoon, extending the Aztecs' unbeaten streak to six games. The Bruins were continually thrwarted by Aztec goalkeeper Brad Byrns, who saved seven of UCLA's eight shots.
UCLA had seven shots in the first half, including three by Jason Leopoldo, but six of those shots were saved by Byrns. UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk also kept his opponents off the board, making two diving saves in the half.
The Bruins were unable to get many chances in the second half, however, as San Diego State went on an offensive blitz, taking 12 shots in the half and eventually scoring in the 85th minute. A shot by Evan Toft inside the box was deflected by a Bruin player, and Diouf scored on the rebound at 84:47 to put San Diego State ahead.
UCLA pushed forward to try to equalize, and at 88:48, Andrew Sinderhoff got off the Bruins' only shot of the half, but Byrns was there once again to make the save. Byrns finished with seven saves, while Perk had six.
UCLA's record drops to 4-5-1, 0-1-0 in the Pac-10. San Diego State improves to 5-2-2, 1-0-0 in the Pac-10. The Bruins return to Los Angeles for a pair of Pac-10 games against Stanford (Oct. 12) and California (Oct. 14).