UCLA Men's Soccer Team Wins Pac-10 Opener Over OSU, 3-1
Oct. 2, 2004
Los Angeles, CA - The 12th-ranked UCLA men's soccer team capitalized on Oregon State miscues, scoring two goals on penalty kicks and another goal off an errant pass, defeating the Beavers, 3-1, in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
The Bruins scored two goals in a 47-second span in the first half. At 36:30, the Beavers were charged for a handball in the box. Senior defender Aaron Lopez converted the penalty kick for a 1-0 lead. Almost immediately, the Bruins came right back when Mike Enfield took a misplayed pass in the back and slotted it in past Oregon State goalkeeper Jason Mariner for his fifth goal of the season.
Oregon State rallied late in the second half to trim the lead in half. At 75:22, Robbie Findley headed a ball to Ryan Johnson in the box, and Johnson volleyed it past UCLA keeper Eric Reed to bring the score to 2-1. But with less than five minutes to play, Bruin midfielder Benny Feilhaber was taken down by an OSU defender in the box, and the Bruins were awarded their second penalty kick of the game. Sophomore forward Chad Barrett ended his scoring drought and made the penalty kick for his first goal of the season.
UCLA had 13 shots in the game and held Oregon State to just five. Mariner had four saves in the contest, and Reed made one.
The Bruins will next host 24th-ranked Washington on Sunday, Oct. 3 at Noon, followed by the seventh-ranked UCLA women hosting 15th-ranked Santa Clara at 2 pm.
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