No. 3 Bruins Notch 0-0 Tie With Stanford
Oct. 17, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - In a match that traditionally decides the Pac-10 Championship inwomen's soccer, third-ranked UCLA and Stanford played to a 0-0 draw Friday evening before1,016 fans at Stanford's Maloney Field. With the tie, UCLA moves to 9-1-3 overall and 2-0-1in Pac-10 play. Stanford checks in at 6-6-2 and 1-1-1 in conference action.
UCLA outshot Stanford, 24-14 on the evening, coming away with a majority of the scoringopportunities. Bruin senior Lindsay Greco had the best scoring chance of the match, hittingthe crossbar on a second-half blast that made it over the out-stretched hands of Stanfordgoalkeeper Nicole Barnhart. The ball fell back into play and was cleared by a Cardinaldefender. Senior midfielder Sarah-Gayle Swanson also had an excellent scoring opportunityin the second overtime period. A high bouncing ball was sent into the Stanford box andBruin forward Iris Mora ran onto it and was able to head it away from Barnhart, givingSwanson a shot that went just left of the post.
Barnhart had a match-high seven saves on the evening. UCLA's starting goalkeeper SarahLombardo had five. The Bruins also had 11 corner kicks compared to just three for Stanford.
Friday marked the first time the Bruins were held scorless in nine matches. The last time the Bruins failed to score was a 0-0 tie with Santa Barbara on Sept. 3.
UCLA will continue its Bay Area road swing this Sunday when it travels to Berkeley for a 1:00 p.m. match with Cal.