Washington Upsets No. 3 UCLA In Double Overtime, 2-1

Nov. 1, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -Sophomore C.J. Klaas scored the game-winning goal in sudden-death double overtime to lift Washington men's soccer over third-ranked UCLA, 2-1, Friday afternoon at Frank W. Marshall Field.

The Huskies handed the first-place Bruins their first Pac-10 loss of the season and snapped their eight-game unbeaten streak. UCLA's only other loss this year came to Loyola Marymount on the road, 2-0. The UW victory also broke UCLA's 11-game unbeaten streak at home dating back to last September. UW improves to 5-7-3 overall and 2-4 versus conference opponents, while UCLA falls to 10-2-2 overall, 5-1 in the Pac-10.

Klaas, last year's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, scored the golden goal in the 108th minute of the match. He took a cross from senior Kyle Fukuchi and slotted it past UCLA goalkeeper Zach Wells for the game-winner. Tied for the team lead in assists with four, it was Klaas' first goal of the season.

The Huskies took an early 1-0 lead on sophomore Brett Wiesner's goal in the 24th minute, a shot from eight yards out. Sophomore Casey Armstrong nearly doubled the Husky lead two minutes later when his shot got past Wells, but was cleared by Bruin defender Tony Lawson at the goal line. Armstrong also had a good scoring opportunity in the 18th minute, blasting a strong header off a corner kick that Wells leaped high to tip out of bounds.

UCLA tied the score in the 62nd minute, when Adolfo Gregorio sent a cross to Cliff McKinley, whose diving header got past UW junior goalkeeper Daniel Waltman. Waltman made eight saves on the day, including several key stops in the last 10 minutes of regulation. Wells recorded five saves for the Bruins.

Klaas helped thwart one of UCLA's best opportunities to score in regulation, when Bruin forward Tim Pierce's shot off a corner kick in the 88th minute hit the post and was cleared out of play by the Husky midfielder.

Washington's next stop will be a 2 p.m. match against Fresno State, Sunday, Nov. 3. The Huskies will look to make it two straight wins over the Bulldogs following a 1-0 victory in Seattle last weekend.

NCAA Men's Soccer
Washington 2, #3 UCLA 1
Frank W. Marshall Field; Los Angeles, Calif.

Scoring--1, UW, Brett Wiesner (Zac Tallman), 23:23. 2, UCLA, Cliff McKinley (Adolfo Gregorio, Matt Taylor), 61:46. 3, UW, C.J. Klaas (Kyle Fukuchi, Brett Wiesner), 107:23.

Shots - UW 14, UCLA 20.
Saves -UW 8 (Daniel Waltman), UCLA 5 (Zach Wells).
Corner Kicks - UW 4, UCLA 8.
Fouls - UW 23, UCLA 19.
Offsides - UW 0, UCLA 8.
Attendance - 435.

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