Enfield Golden Goal Gives UCLA 2-1 Victory Over Oakland
Sept. 3, 2004
Fullerton, Calif. - The second-ranked UCLA men's soccer team opened the 2004 season with a 2-1 double overtime victory over Oakland University in both teams' season opener the Cal State Fullerton SoccerTown Classic in Fullerton, CA. Senior midfielder Mike Enfield scored the game-winner in the 104th minute with a dazzling assist from Benny Feilhaber.Feilhaber set up the play by dribbling in from the left baseline. He made a crafty spin move to get free from his defender and sent the ball in to Enfield in the box. Enfield kicked it in for the golden goal to end the game.UCLA's talented trio of forwards - sophomore Chad Barrett and freshmen Kamani Hill and Richard Flores - combined to score the first goal of the game at the 37:21 mark. Barrett started the play by streaking down the left side of the field and crossing it to Hill on the right. Hill drew out Oakland goalkeeper Jeff Wiese and then crossed to Flores in the middle, who rifled a shot into the back of the net for his first collegiate goal.Oakland tied up the game with eight and a half minutes to play in the second half. Right after Wiese made a flying save while back-pedaling on a Feilhaber shot, the Golden Grizzlies marched down the field and capitalized on their own scoring chance with a header by Ryan Rzepka.The Golden Grizzlies wasted two go-ahead opportunities in the 86th minute. Pena saved a header by Rzepka, and another header by Shahar Ktovim sailed wide. UCLA also had a scoring opportunity get by when Feilhaber hit a shot wide with two minutes to play.The Bruins had a chance to score at 98:07 when Barrett eluded a few defenders and sent a cross to Mike Enfield that barely missed his head.Pena made five saves in the contest. Defender Brandon Owens also made a backline save in the 34th minute. Oakland's Wiese made five saves as well.UCLA will next face UC Riverside on Sunday, Sept. 5 at Drake Stadium at 3:30 pm.
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