UCLA Downs Long Beach State, 1-0

Sept. 3, 2006

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Freshman forward Kristina Larsen's goal in the 83rd minute broke a scoreless tie, helping the second-ranked UCLA women's soccer team to an eventual 1-0 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday afternoon at Drake Stadium. The Bruins, who are now on a three-match winning streak, improve to 3-1 on the season. The 49ers are also 3-1 after dropping their first match of the year.

Larsen, who has scored in three of the Bruins' four matches this season, put UCLA on the board at the 82:18 mark of the second half. UCLA midfielder Caitlyn Mac Kechnie gained possession near midfield and managed to hit a low-sailing ball right over the Long Beach State defense. With Larsen running onto it, she beat her defender before unleashing a right-footed shot into the top right corner of the goal, just past the outstretched hands of 49er goalkeeper Liz Ramos. Larsen also had the game-winning goal in the Bruins' 1-0 victory over San Diego State on Friday.

UCLA, which had several quality scoring opportunities on the day, outshot Long Beach State, 18-4. Sophomore transfer Molly Kruger nearly gave the Bruins a lead right before halftime as her left-footed shot from the top of the box bounced off the crossbar.

Bruin goalkeeper Ashley Thompson picked up her third win of the season Sunday, making one save in 90 minutes of action. Ramos finished with a match-high seven saves.

UCLA, which has played its first four matches this season without five starters who are competing at the U-20 FIFA World Championships in Russia, expects to have its full team for next week's UCLA Women's Cup. The Bruins will take on No. 9 Texas A&M on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and No. 16 UConn on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Seventh-ranked Santa Clara is also competing at UCLA next week. All matches will be at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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