UCLA Benefits From Own Goal In 1-0 Overtime Win Over UNLV

Sept. 12, 2004

Las Vegas, NV - The second-ranked UCLA men's soccer team earned the 800th victory in the program's history with a 1-0 overtime win over UNLV at the UNLV/FILA Invitational in Las Vegas. An own goal by the Rebels just 37 seconds in to the extra period decided the game.

Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first 90 minutes, but Bruin goalkeeper Nate Pena and UNLV goalie Peter Clitheroe each turned in strong performances to keep the game scoreless. In the beginning of overtime, UNLV stopped a UCLA scoring advance, but when the Rebel defender kicked the ball back towards Clitheroe, he misjudged his kick and sent the ball past Clitheroe into the goal, giving UCLA the victory at the 90:37 mark.

UCLA outshot UNLV, 17-10, with midfielder Mike Enfield and forward Chad Barrett leading both teams with four shots apiece. Pena, who earned his first career solo shutout, collected six saves in the victory. Clitheroe finished with eight. UCLA improves to 3-1 on the season, and UNLV falls to 1-3. The Bruins will next host Cal State Northridge on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm at Drake Stadium.

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