No. 8 Bruins Fall Upset to Washington State, 1-0

Oct. 15, 2004

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State soccer team (6-5-2, 1-2-0 Pac-10) upset No. 8 UCLA (9-4-0, 2-1-0 Pac-10) 1-0 in a Pacific-10 Conference match at Lower Soccer Field, Friday. Cougar Alix Rustrum scored the game winning goal to give WSU its first victory over the Bruins since 1993.

The WSU goal came at the 15:31 mark when Rustrum beat UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson with a shot to the lower-right corner of the Bruin goal. The Cougars' leading scorer ran onto a through ball from freshman Molly Alexander and dribbled into UCLAs 18-yard box before scoring her seventh goal of the season.

Washington State goalkeeper Katie Hultin recorded nine saves in her fifth shutout of the season which also marked the first time since 1994 the Cougars have shutout the Bruins.

No. 8 UCLA is the highest-ranked opponent Washington State has knocked off since defeating No. 2 Washington in 2000.

The Bruins posted 17 shots, 10 in the first half, but Hultin made six saves in the first period to maintain the 1-0 lead going into halftime.

In the second half UCLA continued to test the Cougar defense, recording seven shots including a Bristyn Davis shot that bounced off the WSU goalpost.

The Bruins had an open-goal opportunity thwarted by Cougar Angela Fajardo 77 minutes into the match when the sophomore defender cleared the ball off the goal line just before a UCLA forward could reach it.

UCLA continues its road trip on Sunday, taking on No. 7 Washington in Seattle beginning at Noon.

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