Bruins Drop 3-0 Decision At Cal State Northridge
Sept. 29, 2007
Northridge, Calif. - The UCLA men's soccer team suffered its first-ever loss to Cal State Northridge, losing to the host Matadors, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon. Northridge scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the second half to claim the victory.
The Matadors pressured UCLA offensively throughout the entire game, recording 15 shots, 11 of which were on goal. Bruin goalkeeper Brian Perk made a season-high eight saves in the contest but could not withstand the pressure the entire game. Northridge scored its first goal at 69:34 when Michael Clegg took a pass from Fergie Agwu and beat Perk near side. Just three minutes later, Ben Cox doubled the score with a header far post at 72:52. The Matadors officially put the game away at 79:52 when Camilo Rojas beat a Bruin defender one-on-one and put the ball past a diving Perk.
UCLA could not get much going offensively, recording just four shots, with Chance Myers and Tony Beltran putting the only two Bruin shots on goal. Maxwell Griffin also had a good scoring opportunity in the second half, but his header went wide.
The Bruins' record drops to 3-4-1, while Cal State Northridge improves to 4-2-1. UCLA gets back on the pitch on Tuesday, Oct. 2 with a home game against San Diego at Drake Stadium at 7 pm.