No. 8 California Falls to No. 19 UCLA, 3-0
Oct. 15, 2004
BERKELEY - No. 8 California lost to No. 19 UCLA, 3-0, on the strength of three second-half goals. The defeat drops the Bears' record to 8-2-2, while the Bruins improve to 6-2-2.
In a scoreless first-half, both teams produced goal-scoring opportunties. Cal's best chance of the game came in the 12th minute when senior forward Carl Acosta broke away from the Bruin defense. UCLA sophomore goalkeeper Eric Reed was up to the challenge, however, deflecting Acosta's 20-yard shot.
UCLA's senior midfielder Mike Enfield opened scoring for the Bruins just after halftime, heading in a cross from sophomore midfielder Luke Mehring.
The Bruins added to their lead with two goals late in the game. The second goal came from junior midfielder Ramon Manak, who slotted home a loose ball in the 6-yard box to put the away team up 2-0.
Enfield sealed the victory with his second goal of the game at the 83:02 mark. After being dragged down by Cal keeper Eric Kronberg, who was shown a red-card on the play, Enfield scored on a rebound from his own penalty kick which junior keeper Mike Oseguera had initially blocked.
The Bruins finished the game with 13 shots, Cal with four. Kronberg came up with four saves for Cal while Oseguera chipped in one. UCLA keeper Reed had two. Cal commited 15 fouls to UCLA's 14.
The Bears next face UC Davis in a non-conference match on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Edwards Stadium.
Men's Soccer ResultUCLA 0 3 -- 3California 0 0 -- 0
Scoring SummaryUCLA Enfield (Mehring) 2:13UCLA Manak 69:48UCLA Enfield 83:02
Shots: Cal 4 (Acosta 2), UCLA 14 (Barrett 4, Enfield 4).Shots on Goal: Cal 2 (Acosta 1, Sassano 1), UCLA 9 (Barrett 3, Enfield 3).Saves: Cal 5 (Kronberg 4), UCLA 2 (Reed 2).CK: Cal 3, UCLA 2.Fouls: Cal 15, UCLA 14.Offsides: Cal 2, UCLA 5.Yellow Cards: Cal (Fukuda 35:02).Red Cards: Cal (Kronberg 83:00).Records: Cal 8-2-2, UCLA 6-2-2.Attendance: 500.
TOMORROW | 5:00pm PTLive