Larsen Scores Twice in 2-0 Victory over Gonzaga

Sept. 13, 2009

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Jillian Ellis Postgame Video

LOS ANGELES - Senior forward Kristina Larsen scored a pair of goals to propel the No. 6 UCLA women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga in the Bruins' 2009 home opener at Drake Stadium on Sunday.

Larsen put UCLA (4-1-1) ahead in just the second minute of Sunday's match, as she received a pass from freshman Zakiya Bywaters, who was making a run down the right side of the field. Larsen corralled the ball in the middle of the field and unleashed a 20-yard shot into the upper-left corner of the goal, just past the outstretched hands of Gonzaga goalkeeper Jessie Thalman.

Gonzaga (3-3) managed to keep the Bruins off the scoreboard for the next 43 minutes of play despite several quality UCLA scoring chances throughout the first half.

Larsen, however, needed just 23 seconds following the intermission to notch her second goal of the day. Lauren Barnes set up the goal, racing down the left sideline before driving a left-footed ball into the Gonzaga box. Larsen just got a touch on it, one-timing it into the back of the net.

UCLA outshot Gonzaga, 17-5 on the afternoon. Bruin goalkeeper Chante' Sandiford made three saves in 90 minutes of action.

Next up for the Bruins is the UCLA Women's Cup, Sept. 18 and 20 at Drake Stadium. Action gets underway on Friday with Loyola Marymount facing Missouri at 4:30 p.m. That match will be followed by UCLA versus Utah at 7:00 p.m.

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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)
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