No. 1 UCLA Overpowers Oklahoma State, 4-0 in NCAA Second Round

Nov. 18, 2007

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - The top-seeded UCLA women's soccer team booked a spot in the NCAA round of 16 for the ninth straight season on Sunday, as the Bruins cruised to a 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State in a second round match at Drake Stadium. Next up for UCLA (18-1-2) is a meeting with fourth-seeded Virginia (13-3-6) at Drake Stadium on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:00 p.m. The Cavaliers advanced following a 1-0 victory over William & Mary on Sunday.

UCLA, which won its 33rd straight home match on Sunday, moved out to a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute on Lauren Cheney's team-leading 21st goal of the season. She and Christina DiMartino hooked up for a nifty give-and-go on the right side before Cheney buried a close-range shot into the top of the net.

The game remained scoreless for the rest of the half, however the Bruins struck again just 54 seconds after the intermission. Junior McCall Zerboni crossed a ball in from the left side that found the feet of Cheney, who then slid it across the top of the box to Danesha Adams. Adams took a touch before blasting in a right-footed shot into the top-right corner to give UCLA a 2-0 lead.

"That's a back-breaker to score that second goal so early because it makes it an upfield battle for the opponent," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. "We have a tendency to get an early goal and just sit back a little bit. We talked about it at halftime and the team responded and did well."

Sophomore Kristina Larsen got in on the scoring in the 65th minute, as she spun around at the top of the box and curled in a low-rolling ball past a diving OSU goalkeeper Erin Stigler. It marked Larsen's fourth goal of the season and second of the weekend as she also scored in the Bruins' 3-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the first round on Friday.

UCLA scored its final goal of the match at the 69:36 mark, as the Bruins were awarded a penalty kick when Larsen was brought down in the OSU box. Adams converted the kick, her 13th goal of the season.

"As good as advertised," said Oklahoma State head coach Colin Carmichael when asked about UCLA. "They are the No. 1 seed and the unanimous No. 1 team in the country for a reason. They are an excellent team. They are athletic. They are well coached. They capitalized on their opportunities and certainly deserved to win."

With a goal and an assist on the day, Cheney ties the UCLA single-season record for points with 52. She joins former Bruin Traci Arkenberg, who also had 52 back in 1997. UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson finished with two saves on the day before being relieved in the 78th minute by backup Ashley Thompson. Stigler finished with a match-high six saves.

UCLA owns a 2-1-1 all-time record against Virginia, with the last meeting between the two teams coming during the 2005 NCAA Quarterfinals at UCLA. The Bruins won that match 5-0 behind an NCAA Tournament record four-goal performance from Adams.

Oklahoma State ends its season with a 14-6-3 overall record.


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