Sept. 28, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The start of UC Santa Barbara's Wednesday night soccer match against fourth-ranked UCLA was delayed by an hour because the visitor's bus was stuck in traffic. When the Bruins did arrive in Santa Barbara, they were ready to play and it showed in a 5-0 victory over the Gauchos.
UCLA did its first damage at 12:50 in the first half when Iris Mora took a cross from Kara Lang and fired a shot that was blocked by a UCSB defender. Mora, however, pounced on the rebound and blasted a shot past goalkeeper Jamie Considine to give her team a 1-0 lead.
The Bruins made it 2-0 at 25:49 when Christina DiMartino slid a perfect pass from right to left across the box to Danesha Adams. Without breaking stride, Adams one-timed a left-footed shot inside the left post for her eighth goal of the season.
UCLA capped it first-half scoring at the 41:33 mark when defender Mary Castelanelli cracked a powerful cross from about 25 yards out finding the upper-right corner of the goal.
The Bruins scored two more in the second half. DiMartino dribbled the ball near the left side at the top of the box. She sidled right to left and slid a shot through traffic and just inside the left post. Stephanie Kron completed the scoring with an unassisted goal from just above the box straightaway at 74:39. The final goal came against UCSB's second goalkeeper, Kelly Soler.
UCLA dominated the match, outshooting the Gauchos 19-3. In fact, UCSB did not even take a shot until Nicole Remmenga attempted one in the 53rd minute. Freshman Genelle Ives had two of UCSB's three shots. Considine had four saves for UCSB, Soler had one.
Next up for the Bruins will be a meeting with No. 10 Pepperdine this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Malibu.