Sept. 4, 2005
Coral Gables, Fla. - Bruin sophomore Danesha Adams broke a scoreless tie with a strike in the 70th minute and then added another goal just minutes later, helping the third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team post a 2-0 victory over Florida Atlantic at the University of Miami Saturday. With the win, the Bruins improve to 4-0 on the season, while FAU falls to 2-2 overall with the loss.
Although the Bruins outshot the Owls, 18-3 on the afternoon, they were unable to find the back of the net until late in the match. Adams, who registered the fourth multiple-goal game of her career Sunday, tallied her first strike on an unassisted goal at the 69:59 mark. Her second goal came on an assist from Iris Mora at 78:45. It was Mora's team-leading third assist of the season.
"Those were two amazing goals from Danesha," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. "I thought we possessed quite well and we were able to get a lot of players into the game, which I think will benefit us as the season goes on. It was definitely good to get away from home and see how this team performs on the road."
Ellis managed to get 19 players into the match, none more important than Bristyn Davis, who saw her first action of the season Sunday after suffering an off-season injury. In addition, freshman Kelsey Davis (no relation) made her first start of the season in goal, recording one save. Redshirt freshman Theresa Oda-Burns also got into a match for the first time this year.
Ellis put UCLA's impressive weekend into perspective after the match.
"Although we were very excited to come out here and play well, we realize that there are more important things going on in this country right now. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the people of the Gulf Coast who have experienced a terrible tragedy."
UCLA heads home this week to take on Penn State and Colorado as part of the UCLA Women's Cup at Drake Stadium. The Bruins face Penn State on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Colorado on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. USC is the other team in the four-team tournament.