Women's Soccer Captures Fourth-Straight Pac-10 Title

Nov. 5, 2006

Box Score

Corvallis, Ore. - The third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team captured its fourth-straight Pac-10 title on Sunday, posting a 4-0 victory over Oregon State in the regular-season finale for both teams at OSU's Paul Lorenz Field. The Bruins, 17-3 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-10, become the first team in the conference to win four-consecutive titles. With the loss, Oregon State ends its season 8-10-2 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10.

UCLA struck first in just the 12th minute of the match, as freshman Lauren Cheney got through on a breakaway. Her first shot attempt was stopped by OSU senior goalkeeper Melissa Onstad, but Cheney was first to the rebound and knocked it home. It marked Cheney's team-leading 15th goal of the season.

Then, in the 44th minute, Christina DiMartino beat two OSU defenders on the endline before centering the ball to a wide-open Blake Zerboni, who tapped it in from about six yards out. It was Zerboni's first goal of the season.

OSU's best chance for a goal came in the final seconds of the first half. With about 20 seconds to play on a Beaver corner kick, junior defender Monica Storm got up and put a well-struck header on goal, but UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson made a leaping one-handed save to push the ball over the crossbar.

The Bruins made it 3-0 in the 57th minute, as Lauren Switzer sent in a corner kick from the left side that was flicked on by Danesha Adams in front of the goal. The ball went to Bristyn Davis, who kicked it home from about 10 yards away on the right side of the box.

The scoring was capped by in the 72nd minute by Bruin junior Stephanie Kron, who perfectly curled in an untouched corner kick from the right side, giving the Bruins a 4-0 advantage.

It was raining in Corvallis for the fifth straight day prior to the game, though it stopped before the start of the contest. The rain, however, returned during the second half.

UCLA, which earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Pac-10, now awaits the announcement of the 64-team draw on Monday. It will be announced live on ESPNews sometime between Noon and 1:00 p.m.

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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