October 10, 1998
LOS ANGELES -- The second-ranked UCLA men's soccer team won its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener 1-0 over Stanford in front of a home crowd of 1,184. The win extended UCLA's consecutive regular season home victories streak to 24, the second-longest streak in NCAA history.
Sophomore defender Carlos Bocanegra (Alta Loma, Calif.) scored the game's only goal in the 14th minute, taking a Shaun Tsakiris (Saratoga, Calif.) corner kick and heading it into the goal past Stanford keeper Adam Zapala.
Bocanegra and the Bruin defense held the Cardinal at bay for the rest of the game. UCLA goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Montclair, Calif.) made a career high-tying six saves on the night, including an amazing save in the 11th minute.
Stanford's Corey Woolfolk stole a Bruin pass and had a breakaway opportunity with Rimando backtracking. Although he slipped once while back-pedaling to the net, Rimando managed to get a fingertip on a Woolfolk shot, tipping it wide of the goal.
The Cardinal had another opportunity to score in the final minutes of the game, but a Lee Morrison goal was ruled invalid due to a handball call.
UCLA runs its record to 8-1, 1-0 in the MPSF. Stanford drops to 7-3, 0-1 in the MPSF. UCLA's next home game will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at the North Athletic Field at 2:00 pm. The Bruins will face California, the last team to defeat UCLA at home, in 1996. Stanford will travel to Sacramento State Sunday, Oct. 11 to play the Hornets at 4:00 pm.
Game Summary - UCLA vs. Stanford 1st 2nd F Stanford (7-3, 0-1) 0 0 0 UCLA (8-1, 1-0) 1 0 1
Shots - Stanford - 12 (Simon Elliott - 6); UCLA - 13 (4 players - 2)
Corner Kicks - Stanford - 4; UCLA - 8
Fouls - Stanford - 16; UCLA - 18
Cautions - Stanford (Jamie Clark, 81:00); UCLA (Shaun Tsakiris, 38:42)
Saves - Adam Zapala, Stanford - 3; Nick Rimando, UCLA - 6
Scoring Summary Team Goal by Assist Time UCLA Carlos Bocanegra Shaun Tsakiris 13:31