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UCLA Rallies to Beat BYU, 2-1

Feb 12, 2021
Sunshine Fontes

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Down 1-0 at the start of the second half, No. 4 UCLA rallied to defeat No. 10 BYU, 2-1, in the Bruins' home opener at Wallis Annenberg Stadium.

Two players in their comeback season after ACL injuries scored the goals for the Bruins. Marley Canales converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute to tie the match, and Sunshine Fontes scored her first collegiate goal in the 74th minute to give UCLA the comeback victory.

After a scoreless first half, BYU struck first off a corner kick, when a loose ball was cleared by a Bruin player off Jamie Shepherd's back and into the back of the net just two and a half minutes into the second period.

The Bruins tied it up at 58:42 after Mia Fishel was fouled in the box. Canales took the penalty and fired it past goalkeeper Cassidy Smith for her fourth career penalty kick goal.

UCLA scored the go-ahead goal at 73:32 after Delanie Sheehan found Reilyn Turner on the right side. Turner cut and sent a cross to Fontes in the box, and Fontes shot far post to record the game-winner.

The Bruins improve to 2-0 on the year after their second consecutive win over a ranked opponent. BYU falls to 1-1. UCLA will next host San Diego on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2pm.