UCLA's Unbeaten Streak Comes To End In 2-1 Loss To Stanford
Oct. 12, 2008
UCLA's six-game unbeaten streak was snapped on Sunday afternoon after a 2-1 loss at Stanford. Freshman Prince Lapnet scored the Bruins' only goal in the first half, and Stanford's Clayton Holz scored the game-winner in the 75th minute.
The Bruins got behind in the 20th minute after Stanford's Shaun Culver scored on a header. Lapnet was able to even things up at 28:31 when he followed up his own blocked shot with a near post goal from close range for his first collegiate goal. UCLA had an opportunity to take the lead early in the second half, but Stanford goalkeeper John Moore made back-to-back saves on shots by Lapnet and Andy Rose after a corner kick.
Stanford scored the game-winner at 74:14 when Michael Alexander played a ball across the goal from the right side to Holz, who volleyed it in far post. The Bruins nearly equalized in the 86th minute, but David Estrada's header in front of the goal was saved by Moore, who finished the day with seven saves. Bruin goalkeeper Brian Perk had five saves.
The loss was UCLA's first since Sept. 12. The Bruins' record drops to 3-4-5, 1-1-1 in the Pac-10. Stanford improves to 3-6-2, 1-2-1. The Bruins continue Pac-10 play on Friday, Oct. 17 with a home game against Pac-10 leader Washington at 7 pm.