Women's Soccer Stops UNLV, 1-0
Oct. 3, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Third-ranked UCLA survived UNLV's upset bid by the slimmestof margins on Friday night, as the Bruins scored with just three secondsleft in the game to escape with a 1-0 victory in front of a record UNLVhome crowd in women's collegiate soccer action on Friday night fromPeter Johann Field. On 'Break the Attendance Record night', 1,664 fanswatched the Rebels play the Bruins, shattering the previous record of1,117, set against BYU on Oct. 14, 1999. UNLV fell to 6-5-1 on theyear, while UCLA moved to 6-1-2. The game marked the first time theRebels have ever played a top-five team, and UCLA was the highest rankedwomen's team to ever play at Peter Johann Field.
Though outshot 31-3 for the game, the Rebels played inspired defensearound the goal, led by the outstanding play of sophomore goalie JennaHuff, who finished with a season-high 12 saves. With just under 15seconds left to play, UCLA threw the ball in from the right sideline,and advanced the ball into the box. Iris Mora passed off to Sarah-GayleSwanson, whose shot from 10 yards out in front of the goal hit a Rebelplayer, and was deflected into the net past Huff's reach at the 89:57mark, three seconds before the end of regulation.
UCLA returns to action on Tuesday, traveling to San Diego for a 7:00 p.m. match with USD.
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