Bruins Tie No. 1 Santa Clara, 1-1

Aug. 29, 2003

Box Score

Santa Clara, Calif. - A late second-half goal from forward Iris Mora helped the No. 5 UCLA women's soccer team play to a 1-1 tie against top-ranked Santa Clara in the season opener for both teams Friday evening at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Santa Clara's Veronica Zepeda scored the first goal of the match in the 23rd minute. Leslie Osborne passed to Lana Bowen on a quick restart at midfield, while Horvath and Megan Kakadelas connected on passes to advance the ball. Kakadelas' serve went past the goal, where Zepeda collected on the left side and allowed the Bruin defense to settle before she easily bent her ball into the right side of the net.

UCLA attacked with 10 second-half shots, including one from 20 yards in the 75th minute by Stephanie Kron that bounced off the left post. The Bruins connected with 1:07 left in regulation with a through ball by Stacy Lindstrom that found Mora. She drew Sobolik out on the play and blooped it into a near-empty net, just beating junior defender Jessica Ballweg past the goal line.

There were opportunities for both teams in the overtime periods, including a shot by UCLA that caught Sobolik going in the opposite direction. However, she was able to get a hand on it, bobbling and catching the ball to preserve the draw.

With the tie, UCLA snaps a four-match losing streak to the Broncos, who had won the previous four meetings. Mora continues her hot streak against Santa Clara, as she scored UCLA's only goal in last season's 2-1 overtime loss. Similar to Friday's meeting, Lindstrom also had the assist on Mora's goal a year ago. The Bruins outshot the Broncos on Friday, 17-7.

UCLA travels to No. 13 Pepperdine this Sunday at 1:00 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