No. 2 UCLA Downs Crosstown Rival USC, 2-1

Oct. 21, 2001

Los Angeles - The second-ranked UCLA women's soccer team came back from a one-goal deficit to defeat local rival USC, 2-1 Sunday in a Pac-10 Conference matchup at UCLA's Drake Stadium. With the victory, UCLA improves to 12-1 overall and 3-0 in Pac-10 play. USC falls to 7-4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference action.

USC scored the first goal of the match a little over five minutes in when forward Brittany Savelkoul beat UCLA goalkeeper CiCi Peterson on a breakaway to give the Women of Troy a 1-0 lead.

UCLA answered eight minutes later when Bruin forward Staci Duncan lobbed a loose ball over USC goalkeeper Shaelyn Fernandes to tie the score at one apiece.

Following a 1-1 tie at the half, Bruin forward Mary-Frances Monroe scored the game-winning goal at the 62:16 mark on an akward shot from the top of the USC box.

With the victory, UCLA improves to 9-2-1 all-time against the Women of Troy. This was also the second-straight victory for UCLA over its crosstown rival as the Bruins defeated USC, 3-0 in the second round of last year's NCAA Tournament.

UCLA will hit the road this week for a pair of matches against the Oregon schools. On Friday, the Bruins will take on Oregon in Eugene at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, UCLA will head to Corvallis for a match with Oregon State beginning at 2:00 p.m.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2