No. 2 UCLA Soccer Takes Inaugural Women's Cup Title

Oct. 7, 2001

Los Angeles - Senior forward Stephanie Rigamat scored both UCLA goals Sunday as the No. 2 ranked Bruins cruised to a 2-0 victory over No. 25 Princeton at the 2001 UCLA Women's Cup at Drake Stadium.

With the victory, host UCLA (9-0) wins the first-ever Women's Cup title. Loyola Marymount, which defeated Cal Poly, 2-1 Sunday at LMU, takes second place. Cal Poly took third place on goal differential, while Princeton finished fourth.

Following a scoreless first half, UCLA took a 1-0 lead just 43 seconds into the second half when Bruin forward Staci Duncan fed Rigamat, who beat Princeton goalkeeper Catherine Glenn from about 20 yards out.

Rigamat scored the Bruins' second goal in the 57th minute of play after she dribbled into the box and blasted a hard, left-footed shot into the bottom left corner of the net.

With two goals on Sunday, Rigamat now leads the Bruins in scoring with 18 points (8g, 2a). Mary-Frances Monroe, who did not register either a goal or an assist for the first time all season on Sunday, ranks second in scoring with 15 points (6g, 3a).

With Sunday's win, UCLA remains undefeated on the season and extends its home-unbeaten streak to 17 matches. The Bruins have not lost a home game since Nov. 14, 1998.

UCLA will be at home again this week as the Bruins host the Arizona schools on Friday and Sunday. UCLA will face Arizona on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Spaulding Field and Arizona State on Sunday at Drake Stadium. That match begins at Noon.

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