No. 5 Bruins Blank No. 11 UConn, 3-0 at UCLA Women's Cup

Sept. 10, 2006

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Facing its second top-20 opponent of the weekend, the fifth-ranked UCLA women's soccer team registered a decisive 3-0 victory over No. 11 UConn Sunday as part of the UCLA Women's Cup at Drake Stadium. With the win, the Bruins improve to 5-1 overall, while UConn falls to 2-3-1.

Following a scoreless first half, Bruin junior Danesha Adams put UCLA on the board in the 49th minute with her second goal of the season. After drawing out UConn goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, Adams chipped in a sharp-angled shot from deep on the right side of the field. Although the ball was headed out by a UConn defender before touching the back of the net, it was ruled a goal since it had crossed the goal line prior to the clearance.

The Bruins held onto that 1-0 advantage until the 69:15 mark when freshman Lauren Cheney put in a five-yard shot off a cross sent into the box from defender Mary Castelanelli. Just 36 seconds later UCLA struck again, as Adams put in her second goal of the game off a long ball from Bristyn Davis. Labbe came out to challenge Adams, however her clearance when right off of Adams' shin, eventually rolling into the goal.

The Bruin defense recorded its fourth shutout of the season Sunday, while Bruin goalkeeper Valerie Henderson made two saves in 90 minutes of action. Labbe finished with a match-high five saves.

In the first match of the day, No. 3 Santa Clara downed No. 4 Texas A&M, 2-0. Both matches Sunday were broadcast live by ESPNU. Friday's UCLA/Texas A&M match, a 2-1 Bruin victory, will air on several Fox Sports Net affiliates beginning on Sept. 13.

UCLA returns to action next week, hosting Cal State Northridge on Friday at 6:00 p.m.


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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
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Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
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TBA
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TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
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TBA
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