Oct. 11, 2003
LOS ANGELES - UCLA freshman forward Bristyn Davis netted a golden goal in the second overtime period Saturday, helping the No. 3 UCLA women's soccer team to a 3-2 decision over No. 9 Washington at UCLA's Drake Stadium. With the victory, UCLA improves to 9-1-2 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10. Washington falls to 7-3-3 and 0-1-1 in conference action.
With less than two minutes remaining in the match, Davis received a ball from sophomore Iris Mora deep on the Washington left sideline. With a defender on her side, Davis managed to dribble the ball into the Washington box and slip a low-riding shot past Husky goalkeeper Lisa Brookens.
UCLA, which never trailed in the match, got on the board first when Sarah-Gayle Swanson headed in a corner kick from Mora in the 30th minute of play. Washington would answer at the 52:27 mark when Nikki Gamble sent a through ball up the middle to Alex Mills, who beat Bruin goalkeeper Arianna Criscione one-on-one.
The Bruins scored their second goal on another set piece when a Washington foul gave UCLA a free kick from about 20 yards out. Mora sent a ball into the box and Bruin midfielder Whitney Jones headed it in for a 2-1 UCLA advantage in the 65th minute of play.
Washington tied the match again in the 77th minute when Melissa Bennett blasted in an unassisted shot from about 22 yards out, sending the game into overtime where UCLA won it on Davis' goal.
Mora assisted on all three Bruin goals Saturday. UCLA outshot Washington, 20-9 on the evening. Criscione finished with three saves and Brookens had a match-high nine. It was the second golden goal victory for UCLA in as many matches, as the Bruins defeated Washington State on Friday, 2-1 on an overtime strike by Jill Oakes.
The Bruins head up to the Bay Area next week for a Friday night showdown with Stanford at 7:00 p.m. UCLA will also take on Cal on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Berkeley.