UCLA Closes Out Regular Season With 1-0 Double OT Win At San Diego State
Nov. 13, 2005
San Diego, CA - UCLA sophomore forward Kamani Hill scored in the 103rd minute to give UCLA a 1-0 double overtime victory over San Diego State to close out the regular season. The Pac-10 champion and sixth-ranked Bruins will enter the post-season with a 12-4-3 overall record. Eighteenth-ranked San Diego State drops to 9-3-7.
The Bruins peppered the Aztecs with shots, particularly in the first half, when they outshot San Diego State, 9-2. UCLA finished with a 17-7 margin in shots and came close to scoring twice in the first half. In the eighth minute, senior midfielder Jonathan Bornstein had a shot hit the right post and bound away. Eight minutes later, he was brought down in the box and awarded a penalty kick. Patrick Ianni took the penalty for the Bruins, but his low shot to the left side was saved by San Diego State goalkeeper Tally Hall.
Hill's winning goal came at 102:25 when Bornstein picked up an errant pass just inside the Aztec half. He dribbled down the right side before sending a low cross into the box. Hill took one touch before turning and firing a low rocket from 10 yards past Hall.
UCLA goalkeeper Eric Reed earned the shutout and made one stop in 106 minutes of play. The shutout was his 13th of the season, tying him with Mike Vanneman (1977) for second place on UCLA's all-time single-season shutout list. Only Anton Nistl with 16 in 1989 has had more shutouts in a season. The Bruins' 14 shutouts also rank second on the team single-season shutout list.
As Pac-10 champions, the Bruins earn an automatic bid in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The tournament field and seedings will be announced live on Monday, Nov. 14 at 1 pm Pacific Time on ESPNews.