Monroe's Goal Defeats No. 3 Portland, 1-0

Sept. 1, 2001


Fullerton, Calif. - In a rematch of last year's NCAA Semifinal, the No. 2 ranked UCLA women's soccer team defeated No. 3 Portland, 1-0 in the season opener for both teams Saturday evening at the CSUF FILA Classic held at Fullerton's Titan Stadium.

Bruin forward Mary-Frances Monroe scored the game's only goal in the 31st minute of play, blasting a hard shot from the top of the box to beat Portland goalkeeper Darci Carruthers in the top, right corner of the net. The goal was unassisted.

With Portland trailing late in the second half, Bruin goalkeeper CiCi Peterson made two spectacular saves on excellent Pilot scoring opportunities. With roughly 25 minutes to play, Peterson dove to stop a Lisa Casagrande shot deep in the box and just about a minute later, leaped to punch Christine Sinclair's lofted ball just over the crossbar. Peterson finished with five saves on the evening.

The Bruins are still perfect against the Pilots, leading the all-time series 3-0.

UCLA's final game of the FILA Classic will be against the University of Denver on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Denver was a 1-0 winner over Cal State Fullerton earlier in the day.

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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)
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
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vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
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vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
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Berkeley, CA
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