Bruins Close Out Regular Season in Impressive Fashion

Nov. 7, 2010

Box Score

Tempe, Ariz. - The UCLA women's soccer team pushed its winning streak to three straight on Sunday, posting a 3-0 victory over Arizona State in the final match of the regular season for both teams at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. With the win, UCLA closes out the regular season 12-7-1 overall and a 5-4 in Pac-10 play. The Sun Devils finish up 9-7-3 and 3-5-1 in conference action.

Junior Sydney Leroux was once again the difference maker for the Bruins, scoring in just the third minute of play. UCLA's scoring sequence began when Leroux was fouled near the sideline to give the Bruins a free kick on the Sun Devil side of the field. Defender Lauren Barnes took the kick, bending a high-arching ball into the box that was headed up in the air by an ASU defender. With the ball still in the box, Leroux jumped up and headed it in from about five yards out.

Leroux's second goal came off of a ball played into space by Zakiya Bywaters. Leroux ran onto it, eventually beating two Sun Devil defenders before scoring on a right-footed shot from about 10 yards out. For Leroux, who also had the game winner in the team's 1-0 victory over Arizona on Friday night, it marks her 11th and 12th goals of the season. She leads the Bruins in scoring this year with 25 points (12g, 1a).

Leroux also had a hand in the team's third goal, as she earned a free kick for the Bruins after being tripped up on a breakaway just outside the Sun Devil box. Barnes took the kick, curling in a left-footed shot to the upper-right corner to give UCLA a 3-0 advantage.

Bywaters nearly gave the Bruins a 4-0 lead in the 69th minute, however her right footed shot was just tipped by ASU goalkeeper Alyssa Gilmore, clanking off the right post.

UCLA now awaits the announcement of the 64-team draw for the 2010 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships. The tournament field will be announced tomorrow live on ESPNU at 1:30 p.m. (PST).

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
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
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals