Leroux's Goal Sinks No. 16 Cal, 1-0

Oct. 8, 2010

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Playing in her first match since returning from camp with the U.S. Women's National Team, forward Sydney Leroux scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Cal at Drake Stadium on Friday evening. The match marked the Pac-10 opener for both teams, as the Bruins improved to 8-3-1 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10. The Golden Bears fall to 5-2-4 overall and 0-1 in conference action.

Leroux's goal came at the 82:01 mark of the second half following a nifty give-and-go with freshman Jenna Richmond. The play started when Dana Wall dribbled the ball down the left side, playing it over to Leroux, who then turned and raced toward the goal. After drawing several defenders, Leroux laid the ball off to Richmond, who one-timed it into the box. Leroux ran onto it, unleashing a right-footed shot to the right side, just beating a diving Cal goalkeeper Emily Kuger.

The goal was Leroux's team-leading seventh of the season. She also leads the team in scoring with 15 points.

UCLA owned a 13-9 advantage in the final shot count, including a 6-2 lead in shots on goal. It also marks the Bruins' sixth-straight win in the series.

The Bruins have another tough test on Sunday when they host top-ranked Stanford at 1:00 p.m. It will be a re-match of last year's NCAA College Cup Semifinals. The Cardinal were also winners on Friday, posting a 2-1 victory over USC at the LA Coliseum.

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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