Men's Soccer Loses Final Match, 3-1, at UCLA

Nov. 12, 2000

The 18th-ranked UCLAmen's soccer team came from behind to defeatCalifornia, 3-1, in the regular season finale atFrank W. Marshall Field.

Forward Cliff McKinley scored twogoals to lead the Bruins, and forwardMcKinley Tennyson Jr had the other goal, plus one assist.

Chris Roner put California on the board first at31:26. After UCLA goalkeeper DJ Countesspunched out a Leo Krupnik shot on goal, Ronerfired in the rebound for his fourth goal of theyear.

The Bruins answered back quickly, asMcKinley fired in a 15-yard shot just twominutes later. McKinley scored what proved tobe the game-winning goal less than two minutesinto the second period on assists from Tennysonand senior midfielder Shaun Tsakiris

Tennyson fought hard for the game's final goal at 76:32. After receiving apass from Tony Lawson, he shook off a defender and fired the ball into the goal area. Cal goalkeeper Marco Palmieri tried to smother it, but the ball came loose just far enough forTennyson to make the second effort and shoot it into the empty net fromthree yards out.

UCLA outshot Cal, 22-13. Palmieri made nine saves for the GoldenBears, while Countess had four.

Cal ends its season at 6-13-1, 2-5-1 in the conference, while the Bruins' record improves to 12-6, 3-5 in thePac-10.

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