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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