Cheney Lifts No. 1 UCLA Past No. 19 Cal, 2-0

Oct. 21, 2007

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Berkeley, Calif. - Two days after downing No. 2 Stanford, the top-ranked UCLA women's soccer team picked up another big victory on Sunday, this time defeating No. 19 Cal, 2-0 on a pair of goals from sophomore Lauren Cheney. With their two wins on the weekend, the Bruins, 11-1-2 overall, move to the top of the Pac-10 with a perfect 4-0 record. The Golden Bears fall to 8-5 overall and 0-3 in conference action.

UCLA, which picked up its fourth straight shutout on Sunday, took a 1-0 lead in the match when Cheney tapped in a cross sent in from Caitlyn Mac Kechnie and Kara Lang in the 21st minute.

Cheney added an insurance goal at the 61:35 mark when she banked a ball off the post and into the net for her team-leading 16th goal of the season. Senior Danesha Adams was credited with the assist.

Bruin goalkeeper Valerie Henderson played the full 90 minutes in goal, recording three saves. UCLA outshot Cal, 15-8 on the day.

Cheney enjoyed an outstanding weekend, scoring the Bruins' first goal in a 2-0 win over second-ranked Stanford on Friday evening. She has now recorded either a goal or an assist in 11 of 14 matches this season. She leads the Pac-10 in scoring with 38 points on 16 goals and six assists.

At 4-0, the Bruins are in the driver's seat to claim a record fifth straight Pac-10 title, as UCLA is the only unbeaten and untied team in the conference. Next up for the Bruins is a meeting with No. 10 USC on Friday at 7:30 p.m. That match will be at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

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