Bruins Claim Fifth Straight Pac-10 Championship

Nov. 9, 2007

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Pullman, Wash. - The top-ranked UCLA women's soccer team became the first school in Pac-10 history to claim five straight conference championships, as the Bruins clinched this year's title with a 2-0 victory over Washington State on Friday afternoon at Lower Soccer Field. UCLA, which earns the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, improves to 15-1-2 overall and 8-0 in the Pac-10. Washington State drops to 10-5-3 overall and 3-4-1 in conference play.

UCLA took a 1-0 advantage in the 17th minute on forward Kara Lang's sixth goal of the season, as she headed in a cross from the right side sent in by defender Lauren Wilmoth.

Washington State nearly tied the match less than a minute later, however Kiersten Dallstream's shot bounced off the crossbar and out of harm's way.

The Bruins enjoyed a one-goal advantage for the next 52 minutes until midfielder Danesha Adams tacked on another goal at the 68:46 mark. McCall Zerboni played a ball to the top of the box where Adams took control of it, turned and unleashed a shot into the far corner.

UCLA notched its 10th shutout of the season on Friday, including its seventh in eight Pac-10 matches. Only Arizona State has managed to score a goal against the Bruins this season, as UCLA has outscored its opponents 18-1 in league play.

Bruin goalkeeper Valerie Henderson finished with four saves on the day. Friday marked the first time in seven matches that forward Lauren Cheney failed to notch either a goal or an assist. Cheney, who leads the conference in scoring with 46 points (19g, 8a), was named Top Drawer Soccer's National Player of the Year on Friday.

UCLA still has one more regular-season match remaining, as the Bruins head to Seattle for a showdown against Washington on Sunday. That match will begin at noon. UCLA is looking to become the first school to go undefeated in the conference since Stanford did it in 2002.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
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